The UKiset test is a one-off online assessment, designed to help UK independent schools select international students for entry. It tests the academic abilities of international students, compared with those in the UK of the same age group. The assessment is currently used by approximately 180 British schools.
This is the first post in our series of UK senior schools that use the UKiset test.
Located in Shrewsbury in Shropshire, Adcote School was founded in 1907. This all-girls’ school is set in a Grade I listed building and its parkland campus stretches for 30 acres. With small class sizes, Adcote offers a high quality academic education, with extended school days, alongside a wide range of music, drama and sport activities.
For more information on the UKiset test at Adcote School, contact the school at [email protected], or by telephone on +44 (0)1939 328 228.
Founded in 1802, Ampleforth College is an independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 13-18. Located in North Yorkshire, it was originally a Roman Catholic boys’ school and to this day, Benedictine monks from Ampleforth Abbey continue to run the school’s day-to-day teaching. Over 600 pupils are split into 10 houses and the school aims to give its students a ‘moral compass’ for life after education.
To find out more about the UKiset test at Ampleforth College, contact [email protected], or call +44 (0)1439 766 000.
Ashford School is a Kent-based independent day and boarding school for boys and girls. Regularly listed in the top 20 UK independent schools, it was established in 1898 and now has 480 students in its senior school. With an excellent academic curriculum, the school prides itself on ‘adventurous learning’, aiming to challenge its pupils.
If you would like more information on the UKiset test at Ashford School, contact the school at [email protected], or by telephone on +44 (0)1233 625 171.
A boys’ school, Bedford was established in 1552 and is the oldest independent school in its county. Part of The Harpur Trust, one of the largest charities in the UK, Bedford School regularly gives back to its local community. Through an array of activities both inside and outside of the classroom, the school aims to develop pupils’ natural curiosity and enthusiasm for exploring.
Find out more about the UKiset test at Bedford School, contact [email protected], or call +44 (0)1234 362 200.
Located in the Kent village of Goudhurst, Bethany School was established in 1866 as a mixed independent boarding and day school. Pupils benefit from first-class facilities, including an indoor swimming pool and fitness suite. Divided into six houses, Bethany School puts great emphasis on community and offers pupils a wide range of extracurricular activities.
For more information on the UKiset test at Bethany School, email [email protected] or call +44 (0)1580 211 273.
Located close to the Oxfordshire town of Banbury, Bloxham School is a co-educational independent day and boarding school. A Church of England school, Bloxham now has nearly 420 pupils and is considered one of the best smaller independent schools in the UK. Bloxham’s campus covers 60 acres, on which various games and sporting matches are played.
To find out more about the UKiset test at Bloxham School, contact [email protected], or call +44 (0)1295 724 301.
Located in the rural town of Tiverton, Blundell’s was established in 1604 and offers day and flexible boarding to boys and girls from ages 11 to 18. With a strong academic performance, the school also offers pupils excellent facilities and has built a strong reputation for quality pastoral care. The school encourages its 550 senior school pupils to be innovative, creative and original in their actions.
For more information on the UKiset test at Blundell’s School, email [email protected] or call +44 (0)1884 232 303.
A co-educational, independent school, Bradfield College was established in 1850 and is located in the Berkshire countryside. One of the UK’s top independent schools, Bradfield College is also a member of the Rugby Group. Bradfield encourages pupils to develop skills outside of the classroom, with sports and activities programmes available.
To find out more about the UKiset test at Bradfield College, email [email protected] or call +44 (0)118 964 4516.
Bryanston School is a mixed, independent school for pupils aged 13 to 18. Located close to the Dorset town of Blandford Forum, Bryanston was established in 1928. With over 400 acres of land, Bryanston offers pupils a huge selection of facilities on campus, including 50 tennis courts, an indoor swimming pool and a 600-seat theatre. Bryanston School is also a member of the Eton Group.
For more information on the UKiset test at Bryanston School, email [email protected] or call +44 (0)1258 484 633.
Cardiff Sixth Form College
A mixed education facility, Cardiff Sixth Form College (CSFC) is open to students aged 16-19 years. First opened in 2004, CSFC took on its current name in 2012. Popular with international students, it hosts summer school courses and has performed well in UK independent school league tables since 2013.
To find out more about the UKiset test at Cardiff Sixth Form College, email [email protected] or call +44 (0)2920 493 121.