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Bradfield College

Reading

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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Boarding School

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200 max beds per week

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

About the programme

  • 15 hours of general English lessons per week
  • Return transfers from London airports
  • 1-week course excursions: Two extended days to London with one entrance to London Eye and one full day to Oxford with entrance to Christ Church College
  • World English Experience (WEE) competitions against international schools including Mystery Challenge, WEE Spotlight, WEE Brain Puzzles and WEE Playoff
  • 1 or 2 week programmes available
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Dates

1

Turn 1

4 April – 11 April

2

Turn 2

11 April – 18 April

Bradfield College

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.

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 2Full day to WindsorEntrance to Windsor Castle and walking tourOpening Ceremony and Welcome Disco
Day 3Testing and Lesson 1Competition 1 - Country SpotlightInternational Night
Day 4Lesson 2Lesson 3On-site Activities Academic Elective - Drama
Academic Elective - Science
Day 5Extended full day excursion to LondonPolitics and Royalty walking tourWest End musical
Day 6Lesson 4Lesson 5 - Project LessonCompetition 2 - Mystery Challenge
Day 7Full day to OxfordWalking tour and entrance to Christ Church CollegeUnion Jack Disco
Day 8On-site Activities Academic Elective - Drama
Academic Elective - Science
Competition 3 - Project PresentationMuli-Station Team Building and Leadership Challenge
Day 9Extended full day excursion to LondonExtended full day excursion to LondonEvening in London
Day 10Lesson 6On-site Activities Academic Elective - Drama
Academic Elective - Science
Competition 4 - Big Brain Challenge
Day 11Lesson 7Lesson 8Talent Show
Day 12Full day excursion choice to Thorpe Park/ Stratford Upon Avon/Harry PotterThorpe Park/Shakespeare’s Birthplace/ Harry PotterOn-site Activities Academic Elective - Drama
Academic Elective - Science
Day 13Lesson 9 and Trinity ExaminationLesson 10 - Project LessonClosing Ceremony and Farewell Neon Disco
Day 14Extended full day excursion to LondonExtended full day excursion to LondonEvening in London
Day 15DeparturesDeparturesDepartures

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