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Talbot Heath School

Address: Rothesay Rd, Talbot Woods, Bournemouth BH4 9NJ,

Description Talbot Heath School

  • Language of instruction: English;
  • Established in 1886;
  • Location: United Kingdom, Bournemouth;
  • Students age: 7 to 18 years;
  • Curriculum: primary and secondary school, GCSE, A-level;
  • Total number of students: 588 people, 82 of them on the boarding school;
  • Type of study: single (only girls);
  • Type of accommodation: residence.

Talbot Heath School was founded in 1886 and at the time of its founding was in the center of Bournemouth - it was called the Bournemouth High School. In 1935 the school moved closer to the border of the city, in a prestigious and fashionable area, and got its modern name. The city of Bournemouth is on the coast, in the southern region of England; The road to London will take about an hour and a half.

Talbot Heath School presents to its pupils very high academic requirements - this allows it to be one of the most prestigious boarding schools in England. Most of the graduates successfully enter the chosen university, even from among the most prestigious and rating ones (for example, Oxford and Cambridge). The educational institution is a valid and active member of the Association of Schools for Girls, as well as the Board of Directors of Secondary Schools.

Training is conducted at three levels:

  • Preparatory classes - 7-13 years;
  • GCSE - 14-16 years;
  • A-level - 16-18 years.

The curriculum fully complies with the standards of the national education system, correlates with the preparation for entering universities, passing subject or language examinations. Experienced, qualified teachers and small classes (up to 6 people in each) support effective training and a personal approach.


Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Talbot Heath School

Program name
from 8 841 £ / term

Quick overview: a GCSE program for international students.

About the educational program: the duration of the course is 2 years. End of the program is marked by delivery of general examinations and reception of the prestigious certificate on the general secondary education. Thanks to the large and varied list of subjects that are provided to girls for personal choice, students can more accurately:

  • Determine interests, abilities, inclinations;
  • Make the right choice at the further stage of training - A-level.
from 8 841 £ / term

Brief information: A-level program for international students is designed for 2 years.

About the educational program: students can choose subjects from a fairly wide and extensive list. As a rule, when choosing, they are guided not only by personal interests, but also by the requirements of the chosen institution of higher education, the specific character of the chosen profession. In the first year of study, 4 disciplines are thoroughly studied, for the second year - 3. At the end of the each year the students should pass exams.

List of subjects to study:

  • Physical Culture;
  • Chemistry;
  • Geography;
  • Greek language;
  • Art and design;
  • Physics;
  • Ancient history;
  • French;
  • English;
  • Music art;
  • Higher mathematics;
  • Biology;
  • History;
  • Latin language;
  • Drama art;
  • Spanish;
  • Business course;
  • History of art;
  • Italian language;
  • Mathematics;
  • Economics.

Accommodation and food

There are 2 hostels for the international students: the junior class occupy large rooms for 8 people (from 9 to 13 years old), secondary school students - large rooms with partitions, and high school students are accommodated in private bedrooms. There are shower rooms and bathrooms, toilets on each floor in a sufficient number. Together with the girls in the residence, educators live: they monitor the order, the observance of cleanliness and discipline, are responsible for the safety of girls, and also form a friendly and comfortable atmosphere, so that the students feel happy and adapt more quickly to school conditions.

Spacious common dining room thrice a day gathers students - nutrition balanced, varied, fully meets all the needs of the child and adolescent organism. There are also dishes for vegetarians, Muslim women, representatives of the Jewish faith.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: ancient history, Art and design, biology, business, chemistry, drama, economics, English, French, geography, Greek language, Higher mathematics, History of art, Italian language, Latin language, maths, music, physical Culture, physics, Spanish
Events list: Culinary arts, Drawing on canvas, field hockey, football, lacrosse, music studio, netball, rowing, sailing, swimming, table tennis, tennis

Equipment Talbot Heath School

The main building is of historical value and is an exemplary example of architectural modernism. Also, Talbot Heath School is rightfully proud of its huge library, most of which consists of works on history, rare books and unique editions.

The curriculum pays much attention to musical pursuits and the creative development of pupils. The concert hall was opened in 1986 by Princess Anna herself - concerts and performances are held here every two weeks. The priority of the institution is a comprehensive, harmonious development of the individual: along with fundamental general subjects and scientific disciplines, economics, technology and computer design, etiquette, aesthetics are taught here. There are workshops for art and a separate theater studio.

Talbot Heath School operates a modern center of foreign languages: you can choose to study Russian, Italian, German, French, Spanish.  There is all the necessary equipment: linguaphone, interactive, computer and multimedia.

The sports infrastructure is also excellent and varied: there are multipurpose fields and outdoor areas, a multifunctional sports center, a spacious outdoor pool (classes are held from April to October), courts with excellent coverage. There are more than enough opportunities for sports and physical development: one can practice even exotic species such as karate and yoga. Students in teams often participate in competitions, win and take prizes.

Term dates and fees

The academic year is divided into traditional trimesters, interspersed with vacations for students' leisure:

  • Autumn: from September 3-4 to December 11 (holidays from October 26 to October 30);
  • Spring : From 5 January to 18 March (holidays from 15 to 19 February);
  • Summer: 12 April - 1-5 July (holidays from 30 May to 3 June).

The cost of one trimester of study is:

  • 3 class = 5836 £ / trimester, 17508 £ / academic year;
  • Grade 4 = 6237 £ / term , 18711 £ / academic year;
  • 5th grade = 6641 £ / trimester, 19923 £ / academic year;
  • 6th grade = 6863 £ / term, 20589 £ / academic year;
  • 7-13 grades = 7650 £ / term, 22950 £ / academic year.

Please note that there are some surcharges and fees not included in the basic cost of the program: [999.25 ]

  • Registration fee = 85 £;
  • Deposit for confirmation of place on the program = 1600 £;
  • Semester deposit;
  • Supporting English language courses for foreign boarders (EFL) = 1200 £ / term;
  • Registration in the guardian agency and guardian services;
  • Initial testing Level of knowledge.

Extra fees:

  • Deposit for a course/programme 1600 GBP
  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 85 GBP

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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- 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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