The UKiset test is an online assessment designed to help UK independent schools select international students for entry. Approximately 180 British schools currently use UKiset to test the academic abilities of international students, compared with those in the UK of the same age group.
This is the penultimate article in our series of British senior schools that use the UKiset test.
Scarborough College is a co-educational, independent day and boarding school based in North Yorkshire. Founded in 1898, the College educates over 300 pupils from ages 3 to 18. Scarborough College prides itself on prioritising pupils’ personal development and offers a strong enrichment programme that encourages students to fully participate in charitable work, sporting activities and school societies.
For more information on the UKiset test at Scarborough College, contact the school at [email protected], or by telephone on +44 (0)1723 360 620.
Founded in 1432, Sevenoaks School is the second oldest non-denominational school in the UK. A co-educational, independent boarding school in Kent, Sevenoaks teaches over 1,000 pupils aged between 11 and 18. Popular with international students, currently the school teaches pupils from over 40 countries. It remains one of the most expensive independent schools in the UK.
To find out more about the UKiset test at Sevenoaks School, contact [email protected], or call +44 (0)1732 455 133.
Founded in 1899 as Sherborne School for Girls, this Dorset-based school is an independent day and boarding school for girls. Over 400 pupils are split into seven houses, with the majority of pupils choosing to board. A Church of England school, pupils from Sherborne Girls consistently perform well in exam results. The school offers a range of activities to encourage personal development, such as cultural exchanges and overseas expeditions.
For more information on the UKiset test at Sherborne School for Girls, contact the school registrar on [email protected], or by telephone on +44 (0)1935 818 224.
Sherborne School for Boys
One of the founding member schools of the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference, Sherborne School for Boys is a Church of England school founded in 1550. Open to boys aged 13-18, the majority of Sherborne’s pupils choose to board, although the school also offers day places. With sports playing an integral role in pupils’ lives at Sherborne, boys can participate in a range of competitive matches including rugby, hockey and cricket.
To find out more about the UKiset test at Sherborne School for Boys, contact [email protected], or call +44 (0)1935 810 403.
Sherborne International College
This Dorset-based college is a co-educational boarding school for pupils aged between 11 and 17. Originally established in 1977 by Sherborne School for Boys, its function was to prepare international students for life at a British independent boarding school. With fewer than 200 pupils and a maximum class size of eight, Sherborne International continues its tradition of providing a unique learning environment for international students.
For more information on the UKiset test at Sherborne International College, contact the school registrar on [email protected], or by telephone on +44 (0)1935 814 743
Shipland College is a co-educational, independent boarding and day school located in the rural surroundings of Henley-on-Thames. The school is open to boys from 11-18 years and girls from 16-18 years. Its 460 pupils are divided into eight houses across a 45-acre campus and due to a broad admissions policy, it does not select pupils entirely on academic merit.
To find out more about the UKiset test at Shiplake College, contact the registrar at [email protected], or call +44 (0)1189 405 221.
St Edmund’s College
Founded in 1568 as an all-boys school, the current St Edmund’s College is now open to both boys and girls from ages 3 to 18 years. A traditional Roman Catholic institution, St Edmund’s pupils are split across five houses and while emphasis is placed on academic achievement, the college does provide multiple extracurricular opportunities for pupils outside of the classroom.
For more information on the UKiset test at St Edmund’s College, contact the school on [email protected] or by telephone on +44 (0)1920 824 247.
St Edward’s School, Oxford
One of the most well-known independent boarding schools in the UK, St Edward’s educates boys and girls from 13 to 18. Sport is an important part of life at St Edward’s and the school makes full use of its 90 acres of playing fields. St Edward’s has fostered strong links with the armed forces since it was founded in 1863 and a significant proportion of its pupils have gone on to a career in the forces.
To find out more about the UKiset test at St Edward’s School, contact the registrar at [email protected], or call +44 (0)1865 319 200.
St Lawrence College
Located in the seaside town of Ramsgate in Kent, St Lawrence College was founded in 1879 as an independent, all-boys school. Today, it’s a co-educational facility, with an equal mix of boys and girls. St Lawrence consistently produces excellent exam results and in recent years the school has upgraded its facilities to ensure they are first-class. Pupils are offered a wide selection of modern extra-curricular activities including yoga classes, community service and film club.
For more information on the UKiset test at St Lawrence College, contact the school on [email protected] or by telephone on +44 (0)1843 572 931.