What to expect from studying in the UK

The UK enjoys a fantastic reputation as a world-class provider of boarding education. Our long tradition of welcoming students from around the world is built upon a commitment to providing the very highest standards.

First and foremost, the UK has an exceptionally robust approach to academic work, combined with an internationally recognised system of qualifications. This promotes access to all universities, not least many of the top ranking ‘home’ universities, including Oxford and Cambridge. Class sizes are small and the teacher to student ratios very high, allowing for individual attention throughout a very broad range of subjects.

Academic excellence is inseparable from a culture celebrating the individual as a whole. Regardless of how excellent a school’s academic results are, it is essential to also ensure a rounded learning experience for every student. This holistic education can be achieved through encouraging self-expression, creativity and individuality, both inside and outside of the classroom. Success in sport, the arts and debating may be less tangible than exam results, yet these areas can considerably enhance a student’s independence, confidence and self-belief. Students who have attended a UK boarding school are prized by employers – this is because they emerge from their education as well rounded young adults with exceptional leadership and social skills.

Boarding students live together in a multi-age, multicultural community enabling them to develop essential qualities and life skills, such as kindness, tolerance and responsibility. Our students immerse themselves in the English language whilst having access to a very distinctive, historic culture. A culture that is rich in the arts, science, and technology, whilst being surrounded by beautiful countryside. Woodbridge School boasts an open, forward thinking population, celebrating a range of nationalities. Every student is valued for their distinctive contribution to the community as a whole.