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  • Register to attend our next Open Event at Rendcomb College.

    Published 04/01/21

    Register to attend our next Open Event at Rendcomb College.

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  • Do Boarding Schools Follow the National Curriculum?

    Published 02/08/22

    Throughout schools in the UK, there’s a core set of subjects that are taught to pupils throughout the years. From Numeracy and Literacy for younger years to more challenging and in-depth areas such as Science, Religious Studies and History for junior and senior years to carry pupils through to their GCSEs and A Levels or BTEC qualifications, followed by their adult careers. Much of this framework revolves around the National Curriculum which was first introduced in England by the Education Reform Act 1988. It sets out a comprehensive programme for all four key stages and maths was introduced for all year groups in September 2016. 

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  • What is Value-Added in Education?

    Published 02/08/22

    Every school has a personality, a heartbeat and that certain something that makes them tick. No two schools, regardless of location or whether they are state or independent, are the same. From the extra-curricular activities they provide to their inspection ratings and overall exam results with schools such as Rendcomb College, in particular, also take into account value-added in education. The term value-added is a more in-depth look at how great the outcomes are for each individual pupil’s performance - as well as the school as a whole - which can be measured on top of statistics such as exams.

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  • What Do Boarding Schools Do Better Than Day Schools?

    Published 01/07/22

    When it comes to life outside of school hours, it’s a myth that everything goes silent - especially at boarding school. With so much on offer from a wide range of extra-curricular activities, social aspects, trips to explore the local area and impeccable facilities, there is plenty to keep everybody entertained. But which is better for your child?

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  • Should I Send My Child To Private School?

    Published 01/07/22

    We all want the best for our children, and education is right at the heart of ensuring they have a great start in life. Public schools have a renowned reputation for assisting children on a journey of growth, exploration and encouragement. Whether you’re looking at primary school, secondary schools, Sixth Form or boarding schools, there are plenty of noteworthy benefits to note down. A private education is one of the best investments you can make in your child’s future. Take a look at our page on bursaries and scholarships to find the right pathway for your child’s education.

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  • Top Questions you Might be Asked at a Sixth Form Interview

    Published 26/05/22

    The transition from Secondary School to Sixth Form is an exciting one; new prospects, friendships, experiences and opportunities to focus on your future aspirations. During Year 11 students will start to think about their potential Sixth Form journey. Sixth Form isn’t a one size fits all solution for students - you need to take the time to research which one will be the right fit for you. Do they have a great reputation for sports? Do they offer an interesting array of extra curricular activities? Is it a respectable institution for further education? Once you’ve looked into the potential Sixth Forms to apply to, it’s time to think about the interview itself. Here’s are our top questions:

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  • What Happens at a Boarding School on a Weekend?

    Published 25/05/22

    After a week of academic studies, lessons and concentration, weekends are a chance for students to let their hair down and enjoy some time away from the classroom. At Rendcomb College we are fortunate to have an impressive array of locations and activities on our doorstep, as well as events organised on campus to bring the boarding school community together. We dispel the myths that when the weekend comes round, everyone disperses or are left alone in their rooms - quite the opposite! Our team put a great deal of effort into putting together a full and thriving programme throughout the year to make the most of the evenings and weekends spent at boarding school alongside their friends.

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  • The Benefits of Boarding for Sixth Form Students

    Published 29/04/22

    The prospect of independent living is an exciting one for teenagers who are edging closer to becoming adults. A time to thrive and truly find themselves whilst side by side with their peers who share the same passions and boarding school journey as one another. Unlike usual sixth form colleges, boarding schools offer a captivating environment in a specialist sixth form manner. There are plenty of benefits to consider.

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  • Why is Pastoral Care Important at Boarding Schools?

    Published 29/04/22

    Within all educational environments it’s key to remember that all pupils have their own journey. Some may be better at creative subjects and sports, whilst others struggle with certain academic areas. We want every child, from Preparatory to Senior School to build on their confidence, self belief and aim to be the best version of themselves. That’s why pastoral care is a major part of what boarding schools offer. It’s a journey of well-being for all school ages, not only focusing on the academic success of boys and girls, but also their mental health too.

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  • High Performance as 1st XI Girls’ Hockey Team Hold onto Record

    Published 22/03/22

    At Rendcomb College we are proud of our sporting heritage and always delight in sharing great results and outcomes from our students. It’s time to celebrate another milestone for our sports stars as our 1st XI Girls’ Hockey Team have held onto an unbeaten record for the regular season.

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  • A Dynamic Direction For Dance

    Published 21/03/22

    It’s no secret that Rendcomb College boasts an impressive performance space, The Griffin Theatre, for our pupils to build on their performing art skills and showcase their talents. One major part of our programme is dance and we are pleased to offer an ever-growing portfolio of styles and opportunities for pupils to try different areas. 

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  • Is University for Everyone? Apprenticeship Success for budding accountant at Rendcomb College

    Published 17/03/22

    The debate around career paths and “Is University for Everyone?” could take up pages of discourse with strong arguments both for and against. One of the things we really pride ourselves on at Rendcomb College is developing pupils to become Thoughtful, Adventurous and Ambitious. 

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