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Swanbourne House School, Buckinghamshire



School Details
Swanbourne,
Milton Keynes,
Buckinghamshire,
United Kingdom,
MK17 0HZ

Tel: +44 1296 720264
Fax: +44 1296 728089

Web: www.swanbourne.org

Founded:1920

Headmaster:
Mr S Hitchings, MA Oxon

Registrar:
Mrs K Hollowday

This school offers flexi-boarding.

Accreditations and affiliations:
ISBA, AGBIS, ISC, BSA, IAPS, NDNA, ISEB, Forest Schools, LAMDA
Religious affiliation:
Church of England
Teaching languages:
English
Age Range & Fees
Age
Range
3 - 13
Annual
Day Fees
£7,395
to
£15,780
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
£20,250
to
£20,250
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
£20,250
to
£20,250
Number of Pupils
School Boy
Boys
School Girl
Girls
210
Day
173
18
Full board
8
11
Weekly
15
239
Total
196
This school offers
flexi-boarding.
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
89
64
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:


Entry test or exam, Interview, This is a non-selective school, Report from previous school, Scholarship or bursary exam, Please apply to school, Early registration or registration at birth, Registration, Trial day at school, Visit school, Taster days, Assessment
 

Scholarships & Bursaries:


Other bursaries, Teaching, Art, Music, Senior school entry, Other scholarships, All-rounder, Academic, Armed forces discounts or bursaries, Means tested bursaries, Sport, Choral

What we offer


  • Engineering
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Classics
  • ICT
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Design technology
  • Environmental studies
  • Spanish
  • English
  • Mandarin
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • Greek
  • French
  • Chinese
  • Latin
  • Hockey
  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Cricket
  • Cross-country
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Martial arts
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Rounders
  • Athletics
  • Table tennis
  • Netball
  • Lacrosse
  • Gymnastics
  • Football
  • Touch rugby
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Ballet
  • Sailing
  • Horse riding and management
  • Adventure training
  • Shooting
  • Drama productions
  • Chess
  • Language club
  • Dance
  • Beavers/Cubs/Scouts
  • Cycling
  • Canoeing
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Percussion
  • Particular diets
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Rail/Airport services
  • Before school/Breakfast club
  • After school club
  • Experience of diplomatic corps' children
  • Experience of services' children
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
 
 
Head PhotoETHOS: Swanbourne has a friendly atmosphere with an emphasis on care and consideration. The school is run in a family style, with the house system playing an important part in pastoral care and competition.

ACADEMICS: We follow a rigorous programme, with effort and progress reports to parents every three-four weeks. We have all the Science, language and computers that you would expect in a modern school. The basis of our work is Common Entrance, which is now in line with the national curriculum.

TEACHING AND SCHOLARSHIPS: We stream from eight years of age and wherever possible we set for Maths, so that the children move at the correct pace. Nearly 50% of top year pupils achieved scholarships to Public School in 2005. Scholarships are won regularly, 26 in the last three years.

DESTINATION SCHOOLS: Single sex schools such as: Eton, Winchester, Downe House, Queenswood, Radley, Tudor Hall, Bedford. Top co-ed schools such as: Stowe, Oundle, Oakham, Rugby, Marlborough, St Edwards, Oxford. Local grammar schools may be chosen.

SPORTS: We have a strong tradition in rugby, cricket, football, netball, rounders and hockey. We have wonderful facilities including extensive pitches, an astro-turf in 1997, squash court, sports hall, Star Grade * changing rooms, a new swimming pool October 2001.

MUSIC: Music is particularly strong at Swanbourne with the children having the opportunity to be in a choir and to play instruments, as well as having classroom lessons.

SPECIAL NEEDS: If any child has a learning difficulty, we do aim to integrate them as far as possible but we allow for one or two lessons for tutorial work to help children who are dyslexic or slow to read/write and understand numbers. Individual parents carry the cost of these sessions.

BOARDING: We hold a current and highly commendable Boarding Inspection Report. We have a thriving, happy boarding house. Our boarding is extremely popular and flexible. Children can be full or weekly boarders and there is the opportunity to come and enjoy bed and breakfast, or sleep-overs. We are perfect for weekly boarding from a London base. At the weekend we operate family style, with traditional Sunday lunch, trips to the cinema, swimming, relaxing in the grounds or the tennis courts, picnics on the lawn and camping opportunities.

EARLY EDUCATION: Outstanding, purpose built nursery and excellent Pre-Prep.


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