Schools are located in various parts of the country, however, as a rule, outside of large cities. There are schools and colleges in London that are the exception to this rule:
- Mill Hill School
- ACS Cobham
- Tasis the American School in England
- Abbey DLD College London
- Ashbourn College
- Cats College London
Each of these schools has its own flavor. For example, Mill Hill School , ACS Cobham, Tasis the American School in England boasts huge territories and excellent equipment: its own theater, swimming pool, tennis courts, football and sports fields, laboratories. There is a wide variety of circles and sections in schools. Education in private schools in London is possible from 13 to 18 years old.
ACS Cobham provides double rooms for children 13 years old, although other schools in London can provide double accommodation only for high school students.
For children over the age of 14, there is an opportunity to study at such colleges as Ashbourne College, Cats College London, Abbey DLD College London, which are usually located within the city of London and provide the opportunity for children to be more independent and responsible. Accommodation is organized with families or at the school residence. However, such colleges do not have large territories and consist mainly of educational buildings. An important feature of such colleges is accelerated A-level exam preparation programs (for 1 year) and special university preparation programs - Foundation Year or BTEC.
In foreign schools, the concept of "class size" is practically not used, which should in no way be related to the number of students in the school. It is much more important to know the ratio of the number of teachers to the number of students (how many students are there per teacher in a school). In good boarding schools in London, this ratio does not exceed 1:13, and in colleges (Ashbourne College, Cats College London, Abbey DLD College London) the ratio does not exceed 1: 8.
Typically, each school has core subjects that universities may require upon admission. But it is necessary to take into account how strong the school is in a particular area, how wide a range of subjects it offers. It depends on your plans for the future career of a child.
When choosing a school in London, it is worth checking the results of the A-level or IB exams.
When choosing a school, we always advise you to visit the school with your child, chat with students and teachers, inspect the classrooms and sports facilities, dine in the school cafeteria, attend lessons if possible, see the living conditions and appreciate the variety of extracurricular activities. All this is very important when planning and will help you make the final decision without mistakes.