The three terms of the British school year

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A school year in England is divided into three terms, each of which is between 9 and 12 weeks long:
• Autumn term – September to Christmas
• Spring term – January to shortly before Easter
• Summer term – Easter to the beginning of July

 

Ideally, a stay will start at the beginning of the Autumn term. However, there is a high demand for places at this time. Consequently, it can be sensible to join the school at the beginning of the Spring
or Summer term instead.

University

 

Most students proceed directly to university on completion of Sixth Form, provided their performance in the A-Level / IB exam ( or equivalent ) meets the requirements of their chosen university. Some students take a Gap Year between school and university and use it to travel or gain work experience. First degree university courses in the UK are generally 3 years in length, but some courses, such as medical studies, veterinary science and engineering, are more than 3 years.

Budget

 

State School

As UK government pays for the tuition fee, parents only need to pay for boarding fees ranges approximately from £13.000 upto £17.000 per year. On top of the boarding fee, parents should expect to pay for the cost of hiring guardians and flights for holidays. Roughly, cost of guardians is £3.000 per year.

 

Independent/Private School:

School fee ( includes tuition and boarding fees ) ranges approximately from £15.000 upto £35.000 per year. Many schools also charge for extra English tuitions fee for overseas students. On top of the above parents should expect to pay for the cost of hiring guardians and flights for holidays. Roughly, cost of guardians is £3.000 per year.