Westbourne School is a boarding school, which was founded in 1896 and is divided into:
Westbourne School is a co-educational boarding school, founded in 1896 and comprising two departments:
Located in the one of the "UK’s TOP-10 Places to Live" (Sunday Times), a safe, beautiful and affluent seaside suburb of Cardiff, Penarth offers the perfect blend of modern metropolis, suburban tranquillity, seaside and countryside. Cardiff airport (20 mins) and Bristol airport (60 mins), offer frequent flights across Europe.
Foreign students are attracted by the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the atmosphere of a traditional British school: there is a quota on international pupils at 15-20%. In general, no country has the pre-emptive right to educate students: children from Russia, Germany, Finland, Vietnam, France, China, Spain and Japan are studying here. According to statistics, children from many post-Soviet countries successfully study at the Westbourne School: despite the considerable differences in the educational systems, the pupils quickly adapt to the new conditions and are educated according to the British model.
Here there is a warm, friendly, family atmosphere within the boarding school, there is the option to stay in comfortable residences run by traditional British families instead of the boarding house. They follow an individual approach to each student, respect the national values of each student, carefully monitor the safety and comfort of children.
The learning process here is intense, active: at this stage children begin to gradually prepare for entering the university. A wide list of disciplines and subjects is being studied: thus, students can more clearly define the desired profession and field of activity, understand what they are interested in most, where they can succeed and in what area it is better to build a successful career.
This course is designed for two years and allows you to get a prestigious certificate of general secondary education - General Certificate of Secondary Education. Students are given the opportunity to select priority areas and disciplines from a fairly wide list - this maximizes the disclosure of their talents, abilities and potential:
One-year intensive training course helps to prepare qualitatively and effectively for training in the senior classes - Sixth Form; Especially it is in demand among students planning to study on the IB Diploma program.
International, internationally recognized program, designed for two years and allowing you to get a prestigious certificate required for admission to the best universities.
Students study 6 subjects: 3 at the standard level and 3 at the in-depth level. The CAS course (Creativity, Action, Service), cognitive learning classes and essay writing lessons are also included in the compulsory subjects that all students attend classes.
Items that are available for study:
The Westbourne School Guesthouse is available to children aged 13 and over: the residence is very close to the educational building, and the city center can be reached from it in just a few minutes by transport. Students are provided with double rooms, senior students occupy private bedrooms: all rooms are beautifully furnished, and it is not forbidden to decorate the room to your liking, with memorable photos or decor items from home.
Full and varied meals are organized on the full board basis, three times a day. On request, it is possible to organize a dietary or vegetarian table, a diet for allergy sufferers or diabetics.
At will students can also live in a host family - they provide three meals a day and a cozy room. Each family is carefully checked and constantly monitored by school staff, and their homes are located near the campus, so that the daily road to school does not take much time.
Sport is an integral part of studying at the Westbourne School. For international students the following sport activities are offered:
Many students find themselves in the work: they are engaged in music or drama, play in the theater or on musical tools. There are a large number of clubs and interest groups, you can take part in the competition for the Duke of Edinburgh Prize (exclusively at will).
1. Outstanding Academic Results
Established in 1896, Westbourne is a firmly British school with a broad global outlook. The school is complemented by 28% international students from across 25 countries (16% Europe, 12% Asia), no one nationality dominates and fluency in English is assured by graduation.
2. Guarantee of university entry
3. Distinctly British ... plus international elite
4. Best of ALL worlds: Modern metropolis. Suburban safety. Seaside. Countryside
5. Truly exceptional teachers
6. Unparalleled Support
Tuition fee (boarding house) is £33,750 / academic year. The indicated cost is already included:
The following cost is not included and is paid additionally:
It is necessary to pass entrance tests to a sufficiently high score, to pass a personal interview with a school employee and to provide a report card about academic progress.
Scholarships are awarded to Westbourne School students who have demonstrated excellent, outstanding academic, scientific, creative or artistic successes, as well as sporting achievements.
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