Preparatory and Senior Schools That Use UKiset (Part 1 of 3)
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UKiset is an online assessment used by many UK independent schools; it forms part of the selection process for international students who wish to gain a place at a leading independent school. It is designed to test an international student’s ability to thrive in an English-speaking study environment and is currently used by over 180 British schools.
Here, we provide a list of some British preparatory and senior schools that use the UKiset test.
Bede’s Prep and Senior School
Bede’s Preparatory and Senior School is a co-educational, independent day and boarding school, open to pupils aged between 4 and 19 years. Bede’s Prep School was founded in 1895, with Bede’s Senior School being established in 1979. Located in Eastbourne, with beautiful views of the Sussex Downs, Bede’s has a good reputation both as a top UK prep and senior school.
For more information on the UKiset test at Bede’s Preparatory School, contact the school at [email protected], or by telephone on +44 (0)1323 356 609.
Established in 2006 in the town of Warminster, Bishopstrow College is a residential study centre for international students aged between 7 and 17 years. The College offers pupils a dedicated English language programme, which aims to prepare international students for entry into leading, independent schools. The College welcomes up to 80 international students each term and prides itself on offering a diverse culture for learning.
To find out more about the UKiset test at Bishopstrow College, contact [email protected], or call +44 (0)1985 219 210.
Brentwood School is an independent, co-educational day and boarding school for pupils aged 3 – 18 years. Located in Essex, it was founded in 1557. Academically a leading UK independent school, Brentwood also provides a vast selection of club and extra-curricular activities for students to take part in throughout the school year.
For more information on the UKiset test at Brentwood School, contact the school at [email protected], or by telephone on +44 (0)1277 243 314 / 243 231.
Bruton School for Girls
Based in Somerset, Bruton School for Girls is an independent girls’ day and boarding school for pupils aged 3 to 18. The school sets its pupils challenging goals and strongly encourages independent thought. With a wide selection of activities available outside of the classroom, Bruton School for Girls has a rich cultural environment for its students.
To find out more about the UKiset test at Bruton School for Girls, contact [email protected], or call +44 (0)1749 814 400.
Dean Close School
Established in 1886, Dean Close School is a co-educational day and boarding school for pupils aged between 2 – 18 years. A Christian school, Dean Close is located in central Cheltenham within 50 acres of parkland. The school offers some excellent facilities, including a professional theatre, dance studio and 25m indoor pool.
For more information on the UKiset test at Dean Close School, contact the school at [email protected] or by telephone on +44 (0)1242 258 044.
The leading Roman Catholic independent school in the UK, Downside is a co-educational day and boarding school for children aged 11 to 18. Established in 1606 and situated in Stratton-on-the-Fosse, the school is run by lay staff and Benedictine monks from the historic Downside Abbey, which is adjacent to the school. To find out more about the UKiset test at Downside School, contact [email protected], or telephone +44 (0)1761 235 103.
Located between Chester and Shrewsbury, Ellesmere College opened in August 1884. An independent, co-educational day and boarding school, it is open to students aged 7 to 18. Ellesmere College is also a Woodard School, having been founded by Nathaniel Woodard, a Church of England priest. With its innovative outlook, Ellesmere College pupils are actively encouraged to have a range of interests outside of the classroom.
For more information on the UKiset test at Ellesmere College, contact the school at [email protected] or by telephone on +44 (0)0691 622 321.
Open to girls aged 3 to 18 years, Headington School is a day and boarding school situated in the heart of Oxford. Founded in 1915 by a group of evangelical Christians, the school opened with just 18 students; today, there are approximately 1,000 students at Headington. Alongside a strict academic timetable, pupils can also participate in an extensive extra-curricular programme.
Find out more about the UKiset test at Headington School by emailing [email protected] or calling +44 (0)1865 759 113.
The only Catholic boarding senior school in Scotland, Kilgraston is an independent boarding and day school for girls up to the age of 18. Established in 1930, the school is set in 72 acres of parkland and is a member of the Girls’ Schools Association. With a rich cultural mix of students, Kilgraston has a solid reputation for attracting pupils from across the globe.
For more information on the UKiset test at Kilgraston School, contact [email protected] or telephone +44 (0)1738 812 257.
One of the top boarding schools in the UK, Kingswood educates approximately 950 children aged 3 to 18. A Christian school for both boys and girls, it was established in 1748 and encourages forward-thinking from both staff and pupils. With a strong reputation for sporting prowess, Kingswood believes every pupil has a talent to be nurtured.
To find out more about the UKiset test at Kingswood School, email [email protected] or call +44 (0)1225 734 210.