Friday, 14 December 2018

A thriving school on your doorstep

SHIPLAKE College is a thriving boarding and day school for boys aged 11 to 18 and

SHIPLAKE College is a thriving boarding and day school for boys aged 11 to 18 and girls aged 16 to 18.

Overlooking the River Thames, a short distance upstream of the famous Royal Regatta stretch, students enjoy an inspirational 45-acre site equipped with fantastic modern facilities.

Shiplake provides a friendly, supportive and structured environment and prides itself on bringing out the best in each and every pupil.

Renowned for outstanding pastoral care and personal development, the college admits pupils with a variety of skills and talents.

The Shiplake education is tailored to the individual through engaging and inspirational teaching, delivered in small classes of no more than 16 where teachers know and understand each pupil’s most effective learning methods.

In addition to a strong academic foundation, the college offers excellent sporting, artistic and other co-curricular opportunities.

A state-of-the-art new building, complete with a contemporary ‘thinking space’, lecture theatre, recording studio, music and art departments opened in 2014.

Major sports rowing and rugby are supplemented by a whole host of other activities including two dedicated co-curricular and outdoor education afternoons.

From September 2015, academic lessons previously held on Saturdays move to within a five-day working week. Sports fixtures will take place on Saturday mornings, providing pupils with a break from academic lessons and additional family time.

A full ISI inspection in spring 2015 judged Shiplake College as “excellent” — the highest accolade — across all nine inspection categories. Commendation of this magnitude is rare in independent education, placing Shiplake amongst a select group of leading schools in the country.

A dedicated bus service is available to and from the college, including routes from Henley and the surrounding area.

Prospective families are encouraged to arrange an individual visit or attend an upcoming open morning.

Please visit the school website for further information.

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