The UKiset is an online assessment used by many British independent schools as a way of selecting international students for entry. Currently used by 180 UK schools, it is designed to test the ability of international students, compared with those in the UK of the same age group.
This is the fourth article in our series of UK senior schools that use the UKiset test.
Located in the Northampton market town of Oundle, the college was founded in 1556 and is a co-educational, independent day and boarding school. A Church of England school, almost 1,200 students are divided into twelve houses. There is also a day house and a junior house. It is the third largest boarding school in the UK and has the largest school Combined Cadet Force in the UK.
For more information on the UKiset test at Oundle School, contact the school at [email protected], or by telephone on +44 (0)1832 277 125.
Established in 1963, Padworth College is situated in Berkshire. The independent school started life as a sixth form boarding school for girls, before becoming co-educational in 2005. It welcomes students aged 13 – 19 from both the local community and overseas. Offering students flexible courses, Padworth tailors classes according to a pupil’s academic goals, although it does challenge them in order to prepare them for life after school.
To find out more about the UKiset test at Padworth College, contact [email protected], or call the admissions hotline on +44 (0)7748 940 081.
Set within a 230-acre campus, Pangbourne College is a co-educational, independent day and boarding school located in rural Berkshire. Its 400+ students are split into six houses and due to its history as a Nautical College that trained Navy officers, its pupils continue to wear naval uniform. The College offers its sports-minded pupils professional coaching and has enjoyed particular success in rowing and rugby.
For more information on the UKiset test Pangbourne College, contact the school Registrar at [email protected], or by telephone on +44 (0)118 976 7415.
Princess Helena College
Princess Helena College is a Church of England, all-girls’ school situated in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside. Open to girls aged 11 to 18 years, Princess Helena has three houses and although it might be small in terms of class size, it sets its girls weighty academic challenges and expects the best from them at all times. With its pupils gaining places at universities such as Oxford and Cambridge, Princess Helena College academic reputation remains strong.
To find out more about the UKiset test at Princess Helena College, contact [email protected] or call on +44 (0)1462 443888.
Prior’s Field School
Originally founded in 1902 with two pupils, today Prior’s Field educates over 450 students. Located in Surrey’s Guildford area, this independent girls’ day and boarding school is conveniently located for London. Alongside some excellent academic results, the staff at Prior’s Field offer an all-round education to pupils and encourages various extracurricular activities to showcase individual talent and ability from its girls.
For more information on the UKiset test at Prior’s Field School, contact the school Registrar at [email protected], or by telephone on +44 (0)1483 810 551.
Queen Anne’s School
Founded in 1894, Queen Anne’s School is an independent boarding and day school for girls aged 11-18 years. Located in Caversham, the school is housed within a 35-acre campus. Almost half of the school’s 450 pupils choose to board and there are four boarding houses and three day houses in total. A member of the Girls’ School Association, Queen Anne’s School academic achievement has been consistently high and although pupils are expected to perform well academically, the school also offers an array of extracurricular activities.
To find out more about the UKiset test at Queen Anne’s School, contact [email protected], or call on +44 (0)118 918 7300.
Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital
Founded in 1538, Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital (QEH) is an all-boys’ independent day school in Bristol’s Clifton area. One of the smaller independent schools in the UK, QEH’s 600 pupils are divided across four houses. Its small class sizes allow staff to stretch its pupils academically, although it does allow pupils regular time outside of the classroom to pursue other interests, such as sports, music and art.
For more information on the UKiset test at Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital, contact the school Registrar at [email protected], or by telephone on +44 (0)117 930 3068.
Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate
Founded in 1912 and originally located in Harrogate, Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate is now situated in Thorpe Underwood. Pupils numbers have increased significantly in recent years, largely due to over £100m of investment to build new, modern facilities including classrooms, boarding houses and a high quality sports village.
To find out more about the UKiset test at Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate, contact [email protected], or call on +44 (0)1423 33 33 00.
Queen Margaret’s School, York
Queen Margaret’s School, York teaches Church of England values to girls age 11 to 18 years. Its 300 pupils are welcome to board, or day education is also available. Founded in 1901, academic results have been incredibly high, with some student continuing their education alongside appearing in the Olympic Games. Pupils from the school’s six houses are offered a wide curriculum, which includes dance, drama and music.
For more information on the UKiset test at Queen Margaret’s School York, contact the school at [email protected], or by telephone on +44 (0)1904 727630.
Redmaids High School (formerly Redlands High School for Girls)
Redland High School for Girls was a Bristol-based selective and independent girls’ school. In September 2017, it merged with The Red Maids’ School and is now known as Redmaids High School. The school’s staff offer excellent pastoral care and alongside their academic requirements, the girls are encouraged to form close social groups and participate in regular extracurricular activities.
For more information on the UKiset test at Redmaids High School, contact the school Registrar at [email protected] or by telephone on +44 (0)117 962 2641.
If you have any outstanding questions about the UKiset, read our brief introduction to the assessment. Our online tests will help to build your child’s confidence ahead of the exam and will give them a better understanding of the format, style and content of the multiple-choice assessment.