Rossall School International Study Centre
A traditional British boarding school in a secure location
Rossall International Study Centre is one of only a handful UK-based international study centres (ISCs) that are attached to a traditional British boarding school. With 53 different nationalities represented, Rossall is truly cosmopolitan.
Rossall nestles nicely between two quiet coastal resorts in the North West of England. Excellent rail connections exist to airports in Manchester, Liverpool and London.
Boarding and 24-hour support
For international students, 24-hour support is provided to pupils to get used to boarding life overseas.
Rossall International Study Centre prepares international pupils for entry into Rossall’s main school or an alternative British boarding school. The majority of pupils are ready for entry to a British school within a year. The specialist academic programmes aim to develop English language skills, confidence in using the English language, subject-specific knowledge and academic skills.
The ISC offers the following courses: One Year (I)GCSE; One Term Intensive Pre-Sixth Form Preparation Course; Intensive English and Academic Programme; Pre-Sixth Form Intensive Maths Course.
Boarding accommodation, catering and dining facilities and an all-weather playing surface have all been refurbished to the tune of £4m. Rossall has a grand Gothic-style church which is home to the houses the nationally known School choir. Other facilities include two information technology suites, an Astronomy and Space Science Centre with a planetarium and Victorian observatory, spacious sports fields, gymnasium, 25-metre heated indoor swimming pool, squash courts, climbing wall, shooting range, fives courts and even a beach where pupils can participate in the annual games of ‘Ross Hockey’, a type of hockey unique to Rossall.
Performance rooms for music, drama and dance, including a 450-seater venue, are available at the School.
“The ISC’s intensive short and one-year courses give students the support to develop their English language and academic skills for entry into mainstream British education. It is the ideal preparation for British academic life and will enhance students’ personal development.”