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Felsted School

Felsted, Essex, England

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Felsted School

Felsted, Essex, England

Overview

Felsted School, Felsted, Essex, England | Dickinson | British Boarding School Consulting

Felsted School's striking mixture of traditional red-brick and modern buildings is situated on a 90-acre campus in the countryside just 20 minutes from Stansted Airport. Founded in 1564 the School promotes an atmosphere of diversity, excellence, curiosity and challenge for boys and girls alike. A member of the Round Square Organisation, the School prides itself on offering a holistic education and nourishing the talents and individual growth of its pupils through its Felsted Diploma Programme.

At a glance

Age range: 13 to 18
Total no. of pupils: 540 / Boys: 310 / Girls: 230
Percentage of boarders: 82%
Percentage of International pupils: 21%
Pupils in Sixth Form: 244
Average class size: Senior school: 18 / Sixth Form: 12
Sixth Form termly boarding fee: 18/19 £11,995
Top 6 sports:
Boys: Rugby, Hockey, Cricket, Tennis, Squash, Polo
Girls: Hockey, Netball, Cricket, Tennis, Polo, Squash
Linked prep/junior school: Yes
Nearest major airports: Stansted (17km), Heathrow (101km)
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Academic

Felsted caters for a broad range of interests and abilities, with a curriculum of 20 GCSE and 25 A Level choices alongside the increasingly popular IB Diploma. Enthusiastic teachers take time to understand each pupil and employ an individual approach to learning. IT is fully embedded into teaching, with a range of equipment and media used, whilst support for EAL and SEN is strong. Typically over 50% of A Level results are A*/B with Psychology, Geography, Maths and Science particular strengths.

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Boarding

Each of the 8 boarding houses has a resident housemistress/housemaster (HM), an assistant HM, a matron and a resident tutor, all on hand with support and advice. Younger pupils share dormitory-style rooms, whilst older boarders progress to individual study-bedrooms. Common rooms include TV, games consoles and computer facilities and a fun spirit prevails through lively interhouse competition and a weekend programme of games, cultural trips, go-karting, skiing, and meals out.

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Sports

Dedicated teaching and a coaching team boasting a number of current or retired elite athletes challenges pupils of all abilities, encouraging a healthy attitude to fitness and exercise. There's a strong athletics programme, an equestrian team and co-curricular activities ranging from golf to polo and aerobics. Aside from extensive playing fields the facilities include 2 all-weather pitches, 10 all-weather tennis hard-courts (plus grass courts in summer), 2 squash courts and a swimming pool.

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Creative arts

A dedicated Art School has been creatively and pragmatically fashioned from the old school laundry and DT facilities include 3D printing and CNC equipment. The 150-seat Hunt Theatre stages several productions each year and boasts a full-time manager. The modern Music School has a 200-seat recital hall, a recording studio, a percussion suite and a Steinway grand piano. There's a real emphasis on all students to participate and the School's Arts offering received an Artsmark Gold award in 2015.

Did you know?

  • A unique partnership with the world-famous Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London offers specialist support to talented musicians both from the UK and overseas.
  • Felsted has sporting partnerships with Saracens Rugby, Essex Cricket, Mavericks Netball and Blue Hornets Hockey offering support, resources and professional coaching.