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School:Bradfield College
Type of School: day&boarding school for boys&girls
Age range: 13-18
Number of students: 780
Number of boarders: 620
International Students: 15%
Teacher:pupil ratio:
Annual boarding fees: 35280(GBP/Year)
Website: http://bradfieldcollege.org.uk
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A leading coeducational boarding school for 13 – 18 year olds, Bradfield College was founded in 1850.  Set in its own medieval village in beautiful Berkshire countryside, the College’s idyllic rural setting provides a peaceful, safe environment that is highly conducive to study.

General Information:  
Location    45 mins to Heathrow, 15 mins to Reading, 1hour to London
Type of school    Coeducational boarding age 13 – 18
Number of pupils    780 (including 620 boarders)
International pupils    15%
Chinese pupils    20 – 30 in total (12 – 20 in Sixth Form)
Tuition Fees  2015-16    GBP 34,275per year

Accommodation:
Faulkner’s: Junior coeducational boarding House for 13 year olds (Year 9)
7 Senior boys’ Houses, 4 Senior girls’ Houses (Year 10 – 13)
Single or Double study bedrooms (ensuite rooms for girls in Sixth Form)

GCSE Results: In 2015, 100% pass rate with 60% of exams graded A* - A
A Level Results: In 2015, 100% pass rate with 50% of exams graded A* - A, with well over three quarters of grades at A*-B.

IB Results:Average point score 35.8.

University destinations:
Oxford; Cambridge; LSE; Imperial College; Bath; Bristol; Birmingham; Exeter; Kings; Manchester; Leeds;
Nottingham; Newcastle; Warwick; London College of Fashion.

Language support:
The College has a dedicated EAL Department which provides timetabled English tuition for all Chinese pupils. Junior School pupils follow an initial foundation course, progressing to First Certificate in English and IGCSE English as a Second Language in the Fifth Form. Sixth Form EAL teaching aims to further enhance pupils’ skills, both to ensure attainment of the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) university entrance requirement, as well as to maximise A Level achievement. The Department also offers private tuition.

Facilities:
Bradfield College prides itself on its outstanding sports facilities, which include an indoor swimming pool, 3 indoor tennis courts, an indoor sports centre (including Badminton and Basketball courts), 10 football pitches, 2 floodlit All Weather Pitches, 5 cricket pitches, 2 squash and fives courts as well as hockey pitches and netball courts. A new state-of-the-art Science Centre opened its doors to pupils in September 2010.  Art, music and drama form an integral part of the large curriculum; all enjoy excellent facilities and every pupil has the opportunity to participate in exhibitions and performances throughout the year.

GCSE Subjects:
Art, Biology, Classical Greek, Chemistry, Dance, Design and Techonology, Drama, Economics (AS Level), English Language and Literature, Film Stuies, French, Geography, German, History, Information Technology, Latin, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Physics, Religious Studies, Spanish. 


A Level Subjects:
Art (Fine Art, Textiles and Photography), Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Classical Greek, Computing, Drama and Theatre Studies, Design and Technology, Economics, English Language, English Literature, Film Studies, French, Geography, History, History of Art, Latin, Maths, Further Maths, Music, Physics, Physical Education, Philosophy and Ethics, Politics, Spanish.

International Baccalaureate Diploma:
The College also offers the IB Diploma alongside its existing A Level Programme. Further details are available on the College’s website.

Case Study:

Michelle Hua, Cambridge University I became a sixth form student in Bradfield College in 2013 and enjoyed two years great there. School environment in Bradfield is definitely outstanding we have an elegant chapel,a historical dining hall, wonderful food and beautiful gardens. However, what is even better are the people there. Coming from China to the UK alone at the age of 16, I had no idea about UK boarding school and felt helpless at that time. It was Matron and Housemistress who took care of me as their daughter, and patiently answered all my questions. I did not realise how important they are until I left Bradfield and started university. Housemistress and Matron not only tell you the house rules, but also give you support and be your friends. When you feel down, you know there will always be someone that you can talk to; when you feel sick, you know

they will always be there to give you help and support. During lessons, we had lots of interesting and unforgettable experiments, enabling us to have a more comprehensive understanding of text book theories. Even in math and economics lessons teachers told us short stories to help us link book knowledge to real life. I can still clearly remember the story of selling Teddy bears told by our economics teacher when he was teaching the theory of the firm. Apart from lively lessons, there is always professional academic help whenever you need. Language barrier has been a big problem for me and to help me with this, every week, school provided an extra English lesson which has proved greatly helpful. Adding to this, before I had my interview at Cambridge, I had several mock interviews that prepared carefully from maths and economics teachers. It is impossible for me to make my way to Cambridge without this support. What is more, apart from academic, another reason I love Bradfield is that there is something for everyone. School provides a great volume of co-curricular ranged from sports to drama, from music to dance. As long as you want, you can always find the activity that is suitable for you. It was such an amazing experience to study at Bradfield College and Im so grateful to all the people Ive met during these two years.

 

 




Address:
Bradfield College
Reading, Berkshire
RG7 6AU
Location:  
Reading, Berkshire
Reading - 15 minutes
Heathrow - 45 minutes