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Ruthin School

In 2019 - 82% of A Level students achieved A* - A
Address: Mold Rd, Ruthin, Clwyd LL15 1EE
Official representatives. Submission of documents and admission free of charge

Description Ruthin School

  • Location: Rufin, Denbighshire county, northern Wales (1 hour away from the nearest major Manchester airport)
  • Students age: 11 to 18 years
  • Type of studying: mixed
  • Total number of students: 200 people
  • Educational programs: KS3, GCSE, A-Level
  • Type of study: boarding and day form.

Rufin School is a small private boarding house (there are about 200 students here), founded in 1284. This is one of the oldest schools in Great Britain: the first references to it are found in the sources for 1284!

Here there is a benevolent, warm and chamber atmosphere, almost all teachers and students know each other by name, which helps foreign students to adapt faster to new conditions, language and academic environment. Among the foreign pupils the overwhelming majority are Chinese schoolchildren. In general, the institution is very loyal to international students: they receive all-round support, including free on-campus accommodation during Exeats and Half-Term holidays, Christmas and Easter vacations can be held at home, in their home country.

Ruthin School is proud of the academic success of its graduates: approximately 60% of students in the A-level exams score A *-A. This allows them to enter the best universities in Britain, members of the TOP-20, with 13% of the students choosing Oxford or Cambridge. The main focus of the studying process is focused on the quality, effective preparation for the final examinations and successful admission to the chosen institution. High school students have more classes than most schools in the United Kingdom (5 hours and 20 minutes each day), and qualified and experienced teachers help to determine the priority educational institution, to make an application for admission and collect a package of documents.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Ruthin School

Program name
from 40 500 £ / year

Quick overview: on the GCSE program (basic secondary education and obtaining the certificate of the same name), students study a wide range of subjects: 
Some are compulsory (like English, literature, mathematics);
Some are chosen by students independently as electives. 

List of subjects to study:

  • English;
  • French;
  • The classical course (Latin, Greek and the history of classical civilizations - combined course);
  • Biology;
  • Chemistry;
  • Natural sciences (chemistry + physics + biology - combined course);
  • History;
  • Mathematics;
  • Physical culture and sport;
  • Geography;
  • Physics;
  • Religious Studies;
  • Art;
  • Design;
  • Drama and theatrical skill;
  • Music art;
  • German;
  • Russian language.

Tuition fee includes accommodation and meals at the full board. Some services are paid additionally:

  • Registration fee (non-refundable);
  • Deposit for studying (refundable);
  • Air tickets in both directions;
  • Transfer in both directions;
  • Consular fee (paid at the embassy);
  • Medical insurance;
  • Visa fees and services;
  • Personal pocket expenses.
from 40 500 £ / year

About the educational program: the program is designed for 2 years of in-depth, thorough studying of selected disciplines. Each student forms a curriculum independently, choosing 3-5 subjects from the general list - this allows international students to prepare as efficiently as possible for entering the chosen higher education institution, to pay more attention to priority and most interesting disciplines. 

List of subjects to study:

  • English;
  • Japanese;
  • Classical course (Latin and Greek + history of classical civilizations);
  • Basics of business;
  • Economics;
  • Theatrical and dramatic skills;
  • Higher Mathematics;
  • Music art;
  • French;
  • Biology;
  • Art and Design;
  • Physics;
  • Chinese;
  • Geography;
  • German;
  • Chemistry;
  • History;
  • Spanish;
  • Mathematics;
  • Physical culture and sport;
  • Russian language;
  • Religious studies.

Tuition fee includes accommodation and meals at the full board. Some services are paid additionally:

  • Registration fee (non-refundable);
  • Deposit for studying (refundable);
  • Air tickets in both directions;
  • Transfer in both directions;
  • Consular fee (paid at the embassy);
  • Medical insurance;
  • Visa fees and services;
  • Personal pocket expenses.

Accommodation and food

Three comfortable residences are built on the campus of Ruthin School: 2 male and 1 female. The rooms are designed for 1-2 people, while settling it is taken into account the international principle. Free Wi-Fi is available until 23:00: children can contact their parents via Skype or email. In each residence there is a tutor who monitors order, cleanliness and discipline, guarantees full safety of children around the clock. Organized a delicious, varied food on a full board basis (three times a day - breakfast, lunch and dinner).

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: biology, chemistry, Classical civilization, computer science, economics, English, English literature, French, geography, Higher mathematics, maths, music, physics, Spanish
Events list: basketball, culinary classes, dancing, fitness, football, golf, hockey, netball, rock climbing, rugby, sailing, Swimming in the pool, tennis,  Mountain bike

Events Ruthin School

Every day there are classes of music and dramatic art that are attended by all students. In addition, there are many clubs and sections on interests, where everyone can find a job to taste and communicate with like-minded people:

  • Management
  • Mountain bikes
  • Football
  • Theatrical art
  • Sailing
  • Gym
  • Rock climbing
  • Car maintenance, car mechanics
  • Basketball
  • Fitness
  • Dancing
  • Table tennis
  • Golf
  • Cooking.

The individual music lessons and playing musical instruments are very popular:

  • Guitar
  • Violin
  • Oboe
  • Drums
  • Pianoforte
  • Saxophone.

Many children in Ruthin School practice sports, which are an important part of the curriculum. On the campus there are many teams, comradely matches, competitions and relay races are organized, including with pupils of other schools. Among the most popular sports are the following:

  • Climbing
  • Rugby
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Table tennis
  • Sailing
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Football.


  • 50th place among private schools in Britain according to A-level results (The Daily Telegraph, 2012)
  • 18th place among coeducational schools (The Daily Telegraph)
  • 18th place on the results of A-level among private schools of mixed education in the UK.

Equipment Ruthin School

On the Ruthin School campus there are modern educational buildings and comfortable residences, a student's own theater and a music school, functional scientific laboratories for practical studies, a large sports complex and a variety of playing fields and playgrounds.

Term dates and fees

Note the additional fees not included in the basic cost of the programs:

  • Registration fee
  • Deposit confirming the place in the school (refundable)
  • Examination boards
  • Uniform school uniform
  • Contribution to the development of the school
  • Tuition fee (one semester)
  • Additional academic studies
  • Additional excursions and extracurricular activities
  • Membership in the Ruthin School Association
  • Transfer in both directions (the cost depends on the airport)
  • Guardianship
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Visa fees and services
  • Courier delivery DHL visa invitation
  • Medical insurance.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 150 GBP
  • Deposit for a course/programme 13500 GBP

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

The requirements for applicants depend on the student's age and the degree to which he aspires. General requirements include a report card with grades from a previous school, testing of the level of knowledge and a personal interview with a representative of the school.


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Recommendations on when to apply

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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