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1. Ashbourne Independent Sixth Form College, London
Courses / Programs
Wonderfully located near Kensington Palace, Ashbourne College in Kensington, West London, is an Independent Sixth Form College offering GCSE and A level pre-university education to international and UK students. Following the university ethos, the college combines informality and an adult approach to education, at both A level and GCSE, with a disciplined system in which each student's work is carefully monitored.

The college is fully co-educational and considers its primary strength to be its small size, coupled with its friendly and caring approach. The School is diverse, with approximately 50% of students coming from overseas.

Ashbourne is one of the best private colleges for A levels (pre-university) in the UK. It offers many opportunities, including: class sizes of 10 or less, a choice of over 30 subjects, and excellent academic results. The college appeals to those who want a more grown-up approach to education but who also value the support, encouragement and academic focus that are Ashbourne's hallmarks.
A Level Departments:
- Arts and Media
- Drama
- EFL
- Finance and Computing
- Humanities
- Languages
- Social Sciences
- Traditional Sciences

GCSE Core Subjects:
- Maths
- Science
- English Literature
- English Language
- ICT

Easter Revision Courses also available.
2. Sparks
Courses / Programs
Sparks is a film school provides creative workshops where children and teenagers (aged 7 - 16 years) learn all about film-making.

We run workshops in 3 UK locations - Balham in south London, Wilmslow in Cheshire and Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire. Our workshops include Film-making, Animation and Acting for Camera, as well as School Holiday Workshops and more.

Alongside acting for camera, they also learn how to direct, skills in camera operation, editing, animation, scriptwriting, creating special effects and even more. Whilst boosting creativity, confidence, team-working and social skills, the young filmmakers also produce their own movie projects to share at ‘premiere’ screenings and at home.

Our workshops help to build confidence, develop teamwork and social skills, and inspire young imaginations. Our members learn about all aspects of film-making in a fun and creative environment, producing their own movies to share at our special 'premiere' screening events, and on DVD to watch at home.
Balham London:
- Saturday Film-making Workshops, termly, 11am - 1pm.

- Easter Workshop, 3-day

- Summer School Workshop, 5-day

- Acting for Camera / Animation Workshops

Wilmslow, Cheshire:
- Easter Workshop, 3-day

- Summer School Workshop, 5-day

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire:
- Easter Workshop, 5-day

Additional Programs:
- Film-making Party Packages (ages 7-14 years)

- Schools' and Corporate Film-making Workshops
3. Bromsgrove School, Worcestershire
Courses / Programs
Bromsgrove School is a leading independent co-educational day and boarding school located in the town of Bromsgrove in Worcestershire in the West Midlands region of Central England. Bromsgrove is about 16 miles (26 km) north east of Worcester and 13 miles (21 km) south west of Birmingham city centre. We offer outstanding education for students from the age of 3 - 18 in our Nursery School & Pre-Preparatory School, Preparatory School, Senior School and Sixth Form. Boarding facilities are available for preparatory school, senior school and sixth form students from the ages of 13 - 18.

The Good Schools Guide proclaims that Bromsgrove "inhabits the academic stratosphere", enjoys "oustanding leadership" and "outstanding sport", while official inpectors OFSTED rate both Senior and Prep School as "outstanding." If you believe in league tables, then Bromsgrove is in the top ten (sometimes top five) of all British coeducational boarding/day schools. The School's facilities are exceptional.

Though over twelve hundred of the fifteen hundred pupils in the constituencies of Bromsgrove School are British, Bromsgrove is home to thirty-five different nationalities.
- Nursery School
- Pre-Preparatory School
- Preparatory School
- Senior School
- Sixth Form (International Baccalaureate, A level or a limited BTEC option are available)
- Boarding Facilities available for students aged 13 upwards
4. Vivace Theatre School, Glasgow
Courses / Programs
Vivace Theatre School is a Glasgow based Youth Arts Academy, providing first class training in Acting, Singing, Dance, Musical Theatre, Early Stages Performance and Drama School Audition Preparation for young people aged 2-18yrs. We run exciting performing arts term-time courses, summer schools and education projects in nursery, primary and secondary schools throughout Scotland and since opening in March 2003, have quickly established a reputation for quality, value and above all fun. We are located near Glasgow Green, Glasgow´s oldest Park in the east end of Glasgow.

We firmly believe that young people need ample opportunity to transfer their skills from the classroom onto the stage and for this reason we aim to complete a minimum of two productions with each class per academic year. If you are keen and want to try something new then give us a call. We demand and maintain a high quality of performance from our students but all necessary support and tuition is provided by our committed and enthusiastic staff.
We offer first class training in Acting, Singing, Dance, Musical Theatre, Early Stages Performance and Drama School Audition Preparation for young people aged 2-18yrs. We run exciting performing arts term-time courses, summer schools and education projects in nursery, primary and secondary schools throughout Scotland.
5. Plymouth College
Courses / Programs
Plymouth College is a co-educational school based in the bustling maritime city of Plymouth with the magnificent moorland, countryside and coastal landscapes of Devon and Cornwall close to hand. Our two locations, Prepschool towards the west near Stonehouase and our senior school to the north in the Mutley Plain shopping district are easily accessible and have been at the forefront of education in the South West of England since 1877 and, whilst quietly conscious of the past and traditions remain forward-looking and dynamic.

The school offers continuous education from ages 3 to 18 years with boarding facilities at the Senior School from age 11. We have a long tradition of providing a happy environment in which all pupils are encouraged to reach their full potential. Our recent Inspection Report described the life of a Plymouth College Preparatory School pupil as 'rich and rewarding' and we aim to provide children with the best possible start to their academic careers.
Day Program; Boarding Program; Preparatory School; Reception; Kindergarten; Lower School; Senior School; Sixth Form; Whilst most teaching time is given to core subjects, English, Maths and Science, ample time is given to other subjects to ensure a balance is maintained. Music, Dance, Drama, Art and Sport are also part of the curriculum.
6. Abbotsford Preparatory School, Manchester
Courses / Programs
Abbotsford Preparatory school is a co-educational independent day school for children aged 2 ½ up to 11 years. We are located in Urmston, Metropolitan Borough of Trafford, Greater Manchester area, north west England and have nursery, infant and junior departments. At Abbotsford each pupil is encouraged and supported in a caring, disciplined and happy community. We set high academic standards and offer a broad curriculum throughout the school. Abbotsford Preparatory School is a member of the GEMS family of schools. GEMS managed schools consistently attain high standards of academic achievement.

GEMS students have gained admission to some of the world’s most prestigious universities including University of Oxford, University of Cambridge and University College of London in England; New York University, Boston University, Columbia University and Yale University in the US. Abbotsford Preparatory School will provide your child with the opportunities to develop their all-round potential through a rich and stimulating curriculum combined with a wide range of extra-curricular activities leaving you confident, knowing that your child will flourish.
- Preparatory School Curriculum for boys and girls aged 2.5 to 11 years
- Nursery, Reception and Preschool Programmes (Infant Foundation Stage)
- Junior School
- Subjects include English, math, science, history, geography, I.C.T., art, music, design technology and P.E.
7. Oswestry School, Shropshire
Courses / Programs
Oswestry School is an independent, co-educational day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 4-18 located in Oswestry, Shropshire, West Midlands of England. Set in 50 acres of attractive grounds, the school overlooks the old market town of Oswestry and the broad reach of the Shropshire plain.

All pupils are encouraged to establish ‘the roots to grow and the wings to fly’. High quality teaching enables pupils to realise their academic potential, acquire skills, confidence and leadership qualities through participating in a broad range of activities.

Our aim is to develop to the full the talents of every one of our pupils and to promote their intellectual, moral, spiritual, academic, physical, cultural and social development – qualities they will need in order to confidently and productively take their place in the complex and ever-changing society in which we live.

As befits our status as one of the oldest non-denominational schools in the country, we cherish our distinctive ethos, developed and evolved over the centuries, which allows us to give much individual care and attention to our pupils and to monitor and motivate them as they make academic and personal progress.
- Boarding Programmes for boys and girls 11-18 years
- Day Programmes for boys and girls 4-18 years
- Prepcare Nursery Section
- Upper School
- Sixth Form
- English as an acquired language (EAL) Lessons for international students
- Learning Support Department
8. Lostock Playschool, Bolton
Courses / Programs
Lostock Playschool, located in Bolton, Greater Manchester, UK, is a Preschool offering childcare for children aged 2 1/2 to 5 years old. Our Preschool provides structured learning through play in a safe, fun, stimulating and caring environment. The Playgroup follows the guide lines as set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework which is a Statutory Framework for the Early Years Learning and sets the standards for development and care for children from birth to five years. Our qualified staff are dedicated and passionate about childcare and pride themselves on close relationships with the children and parents. Lostock Playschool is fully Ofsted inspected.
Childcare for children aged 2 ½ to 5 years old

Our curriculum covers the six areas of learning and development:
- Personal, Social and Emotional
- Communication, Language and Literacy
- Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy
- Knowledge and Understanding
- Physical
- Creative
9. Rydes Hill Preparatory School and Nursery, Guildford
Courses / Programs
Located in Guildford, Surrey, South of England, Rydes Hill Preparatory School and Nursery is a one form entry, non-selective Roman Catholic school which caters for boys from 3 to 7 years and girls from 3 to 11 years. Rydes Hill offers nursery, kindergarten, pre-preparatory and preparatory programs. We are recognised as an eligible provider for the Nursery Education Grant Scheme. If you would like to give your child an exceptional start, academically and socially, then Rydes Hill Preparatory is the school for you.

Our Catholic school welcomes families from all denominations and we believe that every child benefits from the loving care and Christian values that underpin all we do. We are proud of our outstanding academic achievements. Our experienced and dedicated teachers encourage self-esteem and give our pupils a strong educational foundation. Recent 'Outstanding' Ofsted & ISI Inspection reports and excellent Key Stage 2 SATs results ensure that we are ranked in the top echelon of preparatory schools nationally and many of our pupils are awarded scholarships at leading senior schools.
- Nursery, Pre-preparatory and Preparatory Programs for boys from 3 to 7 years and girls from 3 to 11 years
- Nursery Program for three year olds
- Kindergarten and Pre-Preparatory Program at the age of 4+
- Preparatory Program for 7 -11 year olds
- Children learn the core skills of English, Mathematics and Science
- Specialist teachers for Science, Music, French, P.E. and Ballet
- Students have many opportunities for self-fulfilment, self-expression and discovery in the creative arts
10. Cambridge Seminars Tutorial College
Courses / Programs
Cambridge Seminars is a warm, friendly Sixth Form College for students between the ages of 16-20. We are located in the centre of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, 50 miles (80 km) north east of London, accessible by train in an hour from both Liverpool Street and Kings Cross stations in London. A family atmosphere is fostered in which academic excellence flourishes. The college’s main focus is on Pre-University Foundation Programmes, GCE A-Levels, GCSE’s and English as a Foreign Language (EFL). We have been preparing students for university for the past twenty five years and continue to strive to meet and exceed our students’ expectations.

As a university preparation college, our objective is to get you, the student to the best university based on your abilities. You will achieve this either through the study of A-Levels or Pre-University Foundation Programmes. We also offer GCSE’s for those students who have not completed high school within their own country. We are accredited by the British Accreditation Council and have been highly praised by many of the leading universities for the quality of our academic achievement.
Sixth Form; Pre-University Foundation Programmes; GCE A-Levels; GCSE’s. As a university preparation college, our objective is to get you, the student to the best university based on your abilities. You will achieve this either through the study of A-Levels or Pre-University Foundation Programmes. We welcome international students. Acommodation is organised.
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