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Bradfield College

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Bradfield College is set in its own village in the beautiful Berkshire countryside. It has a well-established reputation for being one of the country’s leading co-educational independent schools as a result of its academic excellence and well-rounded education. The school is based 10 miles from Reading, a large, modern town.
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Key Facts

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9 – 17 years

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15 contact hours per week

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Groups & Individuals

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Residential

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400 max beds per week

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9 hours free teacher training

Highlights

  • Traditional boarding school campus set in the English countryside
  • Explore London & Oxford
  • Extensive sports facilities including indoor tennis dome, 30+ tennis courts, golf course, swimming pool, two astroturf pitches and a big sports hall
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About the programme

  • English levels: Elementary – Proficiency (programme can be adjusted to lower English levels)
  • Young learners’ syllabus available for students aged 9-11
  • Maximum class size: 16
  • Two full-day excursions into London and one to Oxford with entrance to an Oxford college
  • 40 minutes to central London
  • Incredible facilities for sports and activities
  • Optional tennis and golf lessons, with the option to also take part in horse riding

 

ACADEMIC CHOICE

  • Trinity GESE exam*
  • World of Work (ASL) syllabus: Available for students aged 14+ with minimum English level B1

 

*subject to demand and minimum student numbers required

 

ACTIVITY CHOICE

Sign up in advance required. Spaces limited.

  • Free tennis and golf lessons, with horse riding lessons available for a supplement all taking place during on-site activities

 

Oxford International Junior Programmes understands that occasionally slightly young/older siblings or friends may wish to come in a group. Oxford International Junior Programmes reserves the right to accept students who are slightly younger or older than the advertised minimum/maximum age. These exceptional requestions must be approved by our admissions team in advance. Appropriate welfare and safety provisions will apply.

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Dates

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Turn 1

2 July – 16 July

2

Turn 2

16 July – 30 July

3

Turn 3

30 July – 13 August

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FACILITIES

Sports: Extensive outdoor pitches, all-weather astro-turf, indoor swimming pool, tennis courts, indoor tennis dome, golf course, sports hall and dance studio.

Other: Indoor social spaces include Old Gym, Music Schools, Faulkner’s dining room and common rooms. There is also a stunning open-air Greek-style amphitheatre in the heart of the campus.

ACCOMMODATION

  • Unique boarding house accommodation with a range of room configurations; choose from multi-bedded en-suite rooms or single standard accommodation
  • Spacious common rooms with great facilities to relax and unwind in the evenings
  • All boarding houses are spread throughout the school surrounded by beautiful Berkshire countryside, all within walking distance of main campus meeting points

LOCAL TRANSPORT

Rail: Theale train station is a 10-minute taxi ride away. From there you can take a train to Reading, where connections will arrive in London in 25 minutes.

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Bradfield College

Bradfield College, Bradfield, Reading RG7, UK

Reading Train Station

Reading, Station Approach, Reading RG1 1LZ, UK

Central London

Charing Cross Underground Station, Charing Cross, London WC2N 5DR, UK

Oxford

100 Market St, Oxford OX1 3DY, UK

London Heathrow Airport

Condor Way, Longford, Hounslow TW6, UK

London Gatwick

North Terminal, Departures Rd, Horley, Gatwick RH6 0NP, UK

Stansted Airport

Stansted Airport, Bassingbourn Rd, Stansted CM24 1QW, UK

Location guide

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Sample Programme

 MorningAfternoonEvening
Day 1ArrivalsArrivalsCampus tour and ice-breaker activities
Day 2Placement Test and Lesson 1Half day excursion to Reading with walking tour and Reading Photo ChallengeWelcome Disco
Day 3Lesson 2iPad treasure huntOn-site Activities
Day 4Lesson 3On-site ActivitiesOn-site Activities
Day 5Lesson 4On-site ActivitiesKaraoke/Lip Sync Battle
Day 6Extended full day excursion to London with Politics and Royalty walking tourEntrance to the National Gallery and shopping in Covent GardenLate return to campus
Day 7On-site ActivitiesLesson 5On-site Activities
Day 8On-site ActivitiesLesson 6International Evening
Day 9On-site ActivitiesLesson 7Disco
Day 10Lesson 8Lesson 9On-site Activities
Day 11Full day excursion to Oxford with walking tour of the cityEntrance to an Oxford collegeOn-site Activities
Day 12On-site ActivitiesLesson 10Talent Show
Day 13Full day excursion to London with Thameside walking tourVisit to TATE Modern and shopping in Covent GardenDisco
Day 14Optional ExcursionOptional ExcursionOn-site Activities
Day 15DeparturesDeparturesDepartures

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