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St. Clare's Oxford Private School

Address: OX2 6SP
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Description St. Clare's Oxford Private School

  • Year of foundation: 1953
  • Location: Oxford
  • Age of students: 15-18 years
  • Education type: joint
  • Number of students: 260
  • Programs: Preparation for IB (Pre-IB), IB 
  • Accommodation: residence, family
  • Cost: from 6000 GBP per term without residency
  • Ranking: leading school among private schools in the UK 
  • Average IB score: 36 (2016)

The Saint Clairs School in the most famous educational center, Oxford, is a prestigious British educational institution. It attracts the attention of foreign students with a high level of academic preparation, the possibility of in-depth studying of a large number of subjects, an extensive programme of extracurricular activities. Today, in St. Clare's Oxford, students from 20 countries of the world are studying.

Studying in St. Clare's Oxford is an excellent opportunity to improve EInglish, adapt to the future intensive university programme, plunge into the British atmosphere. Oxford is the oldest university city that has preserved its historical appearance. Its architecture is fascinating, museums, galleries reveal the secular secrets of British history, art. Not far from Oxford there are other tourist cities: Stratford, Windsor, Bath. 

The prestigious school in the center of Oxford is known for exceptional conditions of studying and living. The educational institution is accredited by the British Council.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in St. Clare's Oxford Private School

Program name
from 39 977 £ / year

The two-year program includes the Theory of Knowledge aimed at developing students' ability to think critically, to study facts in a comprehensive and systematic way. Lessons are taught how to record lectures and prepare reports.

The IB program offers training on the Creativity, Action, Service - CAS course (creativity, action, services) that encourages students to develop their creative direction. The course offers the possibility of increasing motor activity and regular sports activities. Also, the students of the course are taught the skills of charitable activities.

The use of logical methods and methods of analysis is a characteristic feature of IV. Independent researches of students and carrying out of scientific experiments become a basis of term papers. The IB program prepares conscious members of society who have a brilliant education and an active lifestyle. Universities prefer to accept these students because of their excellent analytical skills and high social responsibility.

A diploma confirming the successful completion of the International Baccalaureate program can be obtained after the surrender of 3 subjects at the level of H and 3 subjects of the level S. One course work, the delivery of several research projects and two works on the theory of knowledge are provided. Within the framework of the course "Creativity, action, services" the students work 150 hours.

The program includes two levels that study three subjects. English literature and literature in their native language is the only subject that is studied both at the general level of S, and at the highest level of N.

At level S, Chinese or Spanish are studied. Level H offers to study German, English, French or Spanish. At the general level, humanitarian policy represents world politics, and the level of N provides knowledge on business and management. Mathematics, economics, physics, geography, psychology, biology, history and chemistry can be held at any level. Astronomy is taught at the general S-level.

For further admission to the university, students are also offered an elective subject that can be studied at any level: art or art theory, foreign language, music, information technology in the world community, natural science subjects.

After conducting independent research students write the final course work (Extended Essay). The topic is chosen by the student, and the supervisor suggests the methods of conducting the study and analysis. The size of labor is not less than 4 thousand characters.

The program is designed for foreigners who plan to study at British universities. The main goal of the course is to familiarize with the academic system of education in the UK and improve the level of English. A wide range of subjects is available for the student's choice.

The study of priority for admission to the university disciplines is held at an accelerated pace, for one year. The Foundation programs take into account the requirements of British universities and employers' wishes for a specific profile of specialties.

The main direction of the Foundation is international relations, business.

16.06.2019 -18.08.2019
from 1 818 £ / 2 week

Summer courses for students of 10-15 years

Spending the summer in Oxford is a chance not to be missed! It is therefore not surprising that places in this English course are in high demand.

Duration: 3 - 6 weeks

English lessons: 18 per week

Level of proficiency in English. Elementary to advanced

Number of students in the group: not more than 15

1 lesson - 55 min


    [999.17 ] 3 weeks (July 5 - July 25) - £ 3057
  • Three weeks (July 26 - August 15) - £ 3057

Summer courses for students 15-17 years old

Spend an unforgettable summer with other teens from around the world learning English!

Summer Course of General English. - this is The most popular English language course. For teenagers, combining language learning with various activities and excursions

Duration: 2 - 9 weeks

English lessons: 21 per week

Level of English proficiency. Elementary to advanced

Number of students in the group: no more than 15

1 lesson - 55 min

Stoi :

  • 2 weeks (14 June - 27 June) - £ 1596 3 weeks (14 June - 4 July) - £ 2310
  • 2 weeks (21 June - 4 July) - £ 1596 3 weeks (28 June - 18 July) - £ 2310
  • [ 999.71] 2 weeks (19 July - 1 August) - £ 1596 3 weeks (5 July - 25 July) - £ 2310
  • 2 weeks (26 July - 8 August) - £ 1596 3 weeks (19 July - 8 August) - £ 2310
  • 2 weeks (2 August - 15 August) - £ 1596 3 weeks (26 July - 15 August) - £ 2310
  • 4 weeks (21 June - 18 July) - £ 3016
  • 4 weeks (19 July - 15 August) - £ 3016 [

The summer course of intensive English

course for a more serious student, allowing to combine the acquired skills of possession Language with various activities and excursions.

Duration: 3 weeks

English lessons: 25 a week

The level of English proficiency. Language: intermediate to advanced

Number of students in the group: not more than 12

1 lesson = 55 mins

Cost: [999.1120]
  • 3 weeks ([ 999.125] 28 June - 18 July) - £ 2787
  • 3 weeks (19 July - 8 August [ 999.136]

    Summer courses for adults 18+

    Summer at the St. Clare's - an unforgettable experience! Courses English. For adults consist of:

    • English Courses For every day
    • Preparation for the surrender of IELTS and academic English.
    • Individual lessons


    The price of the course includes: tuition (lessons and teaching materials) + accommodation (at the residence or family) + lunch (Monday-Friday) + activities (1 excursion per week, sport) + insurance

    [ 999.167]
  • £ 1458 - 2 weeks (21 June - 4 July, 5 July - 18 July, 19 July - 1 August, 2 August - 15 August;
  • 16 August - 29 August), the student. Residence, self-catering, standard single room
  • £ 1338 - 2 weeks (21 June - 4 July; 5 July - 18 July; 19 July - 1 August; 2 August - 15 August;
  • [999.180 ] 16 August - 29 August), the student. Residence, self-service, standard double room
  • £ 1338 - 2 weeks (21 June - 4 July; 5 July - 18 July; 19 July - 1 August; 2 August - 15 August;
  • 16 August - 29 August), accommodation in a family, two meals a day, a room for one person.
  • £ 2187 - 3 weeks (14 June - 4 July; 5 July - 25 July; 26 July - 15 August), stud. Residence, self-catering, standard single room
  • £ 2007 - 3 weeks (14 June - 4 July, 5 July - 25 July; 26 July - 15 August), the student. Residence, self-service, standard double room
  • £ 2007 - 3 weeks (14 June - 4 July; 5 July - 25 July; 26 July - 15 August), Homestay, two meals a day, room for one person

* all data on prices for 2014.

Accommodation and food

Students have an opportunity to live in residences near the school in double apartments. Also? students can live in rooms with private facilities, single rooms (for an additional fee, the number of seats is limited). Homestay accommodation is also provided for students under the age of 18 years.

Meals in the school is organized according to the principle of full boarding. On weekends, students have breakfast and dinner.

Cost of accommodation:

  • host family: room standard (meals 3 times a day) - from 3,100 pounds per trimester, increased comfort - from 3,900 pounds per term
  • residence (without food): single room (increased comfort) - from 4,100 pounds per trimester, single room (standard) - from 3,400 pounds per trimester, double room (increased comfort) - from 3,200 pounds per trimester, double room (standard) - from 2600 pounds per term

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: Academic English, Animation & Visual Effects, biology, Business research, chemistry, Chinese, economics, English, English literature, French, geography, German, history, IELTS preparation, Italian language, Leadership course, Mathematics for Business, maths, music, philosophy, physics, policy, Preparation of CAE and FCE, Spanish, theater
Events list: Arts and crafts, B-B-Q, basketball, disco, Discos, Drawing on canvas, Excursion to london, fitness, football, Jewelry design, karaoke, Shopping, skating, swimming, table tennis, talent show, Team games, tennis


What are the advantages of studying in the Saint Clairs School?

  • Study in the international educational institution.

The student will be surrounded by peers from all over the world. This is an excellent opportunity to get acquainted with other cultures, to make new friends, to get experience in communicating with foreign students.

  • Studying the International Baccalaureate programme, which differs from the A-level with more balanced curriculum.

In addition, the IB certificate is recognized by many universities around the world. At the end of studying in St. Clare's Oxford school, the student will be able to enter any chosen educational institution both in the UK and abroad.

  • High level of academic preparation.
  • Comfortable conditions for living and studying.
  • Effective adaptation to studying in university, full immersion in the British educational environment.

Equipment St. Clare's Oxford Private School

St. Clair's School has 10 buildings for studying and 15 residential buildings. The educational center has an internal structure that is optimal for the organization of the children's stay and the educational process. In residences rooms are equipped with everything necessary for comfortable living. In each building there are rest rooms with TV, video, a cafeteria with a varied menu. Classes are equipped with modern interactive technology. Also in school there is a multimedia class.

Term dates and fees

The academic year of the International Baccalaureate programme begins in August 27-28. Autumn semester ends on December 13th. Spring semester includes the period from January 4 to March 28. After a two-week vacation, summer semester starts from April 12 to June 13.

When choosing a course at the St. Clair's School, additional items should be considered in payment. The deposit for joining the college is 2,5 thousand pounds sterling. Significant funds are needed for foreign students to pay for additional English classes. Each trimester needs to pay 1200 pounds. The registration fee is 250 £, and textbooks and allowances must be paid up to £ 500. Students also contribute a deposit in the amount of the cost of studying for one semester. It is also necessary to allocate funds for the exams to 430 pounds sterling.

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

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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St. Clare's Oxford Private School reviews

Vasily L. - a review about St. Petersburg. Clare's Oxford

My daughter studies in St. Petersburg. Clare's Oxford : we are happy with the choice of the school, and the work of specialists Smapse. We will note the most important details, because in almost three years they have accumulated a lot:

  • We were not imposed any school - really helped to choose, and not something to shove, with what they have a special advantageous contract. We chose a long time, read a mountain of reviews, and in the end are really happy with the choice.
  • All the documents were helped us to do it quickly, at the set time, all the work was clear and competent. The visa was delayed a little, but here we understand that even the best agent is powerless - only from the visa center and the consulate depends. But our manager kept in contact with the school administration, and they "waited for us"
  • There are a few Russian children at school. This is good for English training, and in general for broadening the horizons. There are many French girls in the residence, on her biological and chemical classes there are a lot of guys from Asia, China, and the sportsmen are all British and Canadians. We believe that this is good, especially since further study is also planned abroad.
  • Very correct, polite and attentive administration of the school. We are regularly sent data sheets and characteristics, any recommendations from teachers, ask if we want to clarify something or something to talk about. In general, we have a problemless child, but in the autumn we want to come with her and already talk with everyone personally - just in the format of the excursion.

Well, as usual, the classroom is equipped with a campus, beautiful, clean, security systems are new, the rooms for living are beautiful - well, this is the British hostels, the whole world famous, here we have no doubt.

Hello, I want to go to Oxford in the summer. When is the set compiled for August?
Smapse LTD
Good afternoon, Malika! Registration in the camp starts approximately in October-November, during this period you can make a reservation, and in the spring start issuing a visa. The deadline for registration is no later than 2 months before the planned start date. We will be glad to help you with the organization of your trip! Sincerely, SMAPS
Stanislav and Natalia Popovy

My husband and I heard a lot about all the advantages of classical English education, but something was always in the way: there was no money, then there was work and then something else.

About a year ago, my husband was seriously promoted, so it was possible to offer Alina (this is our daughter, she is 16), studying in England. She at us very much loves languages, but at school with it or this affairs are not so. She was happy, but said that she would be very bored. Chosen the school St. Clairs in Oxford. Teachers are wonderful, there is a large library, excellent living conditions and a good prospect for further admission to one of the universities. We do not regret it, although we had to spend it.

Manager of the CMPA
Good afternoon, Stanislav and Natalia! Thank you for your positive feedback, we hope to hear about Alina's success again!
Elena Lobintseva (daughter of Lara), St. Clare's Oxford, IB

I express my gratitude to SMAPSE for choosing a program for my daughter, organizing her training and my trip to visit on vacation.

Lara is happy with the school. The IB program is ideal for itself, calls intelligence to the university. Life in Oxford has borne fruit. My daughter, who was not enthusiastic about the offer to study in England, is now intensively preparing to enter a local prestigious university.

Manager of the CMPA
good day, Elena! Thank you for your positive feedback, we hope to hear about Lara's success again!
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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- 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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