At LVS Ascot, there is no dull day. How could it be, when schedules are packed with eco-fashion shows, productions across the whole school, performing arts and sports (LVS Ascot offers scholarships for both), lectures by university professors, or coasteering sessions on the River Thames –– anything is possible on the campus students proudly call their “second home.”
LVS Ascot’s Infant and Junior School, Senior School and Sixth Form facilities are set on 26-acres of lush parkland –– providing a verdant backdrop for four boarding houses, designated classrooms, an indoor swimming pool, a fully-equipped 250-seater theatre with state-of-the-art lighting and sound, an astro pitch, a fitness centre, an environmental garden, and many more.
The best part? This non-selective day and boarding school is within easy access to the M3, M4, and M25 motorways. Heathrow and Gatwick airports are a convenient journey away. The school even offers a bus service to pick up and drop off day students from surrounding areas and West London.
Step beyond the school’s idyllic yet vibrant setting, and students find themselves in the pretty town of Ascot, home of the Royal Ascot (the biggest horse racing event in the British social calendar) and filled with postcard-like views. Ascot is ideal for adventure, steeped in royal history, and a fascinating walk from Windsor Castle. LVS Ascot is historic in its own right, with beginnings that date back to 1803 –– when the school gained the title of “the first Licensed Victualler’s School.” In 1836, it was granted a Royal Charter. Today, Her Majesty the Queen remains a proud Patron of LVS Ascot.
If few schools can replicate the school’s historically rich area, fewer still offer its distinctive brand of British education. Curriculum here is tailored to not only to the goals of a diverse student body, but their needs as well. For international learners, LVS Ascot combines tailored English as an additional language (EAL) tuition with the breadth and depth of learning for which British schools are famed.
“LVS Sixth Form provides the perfect balance for our students, blending focused teacher support and pastoral care so that our students can achieve academic success whilst enjoying a happy environment where they can truly thrive,” says Simon Moore, head of Sixth Form.
The international Sixth Form programme offers a unique pre-A Level year to improve one’s English language proficiency, before progressing into the two-year A Level programme –– this time, with a curriculum they designed.
Sixth Formers can choose from a vast array of subjects, giving them the chance to either advance the passions they developed during their GCSEs or to discover new ones. The lineup currently includes: Art, Biology, Business, Computer Science, Criminology, Economics, Law, Media Studies, Creative Digital Media Production, Philosophy, Photography, Statistics, Textiles, and more.
When they’re ready, they discover what the Gatsby compliant LVS Ascot Advantage programme is all about. The hallmark focuses on producing graduates that stand out, particularly ones confident enough to succeed in higher education, apprenticeships, or the workplace.
A comprehensive career roadmap is available to all year groups, thanks to input from teachers, pupils, parents, alumni and employers. The LMI (learning from careers and labour market information) benchmark shows parents and students what local jobs are available, which businesses are situated near them, the skills employers are after, and which jobs will be irrelevant in the future.
Educators promote various careers through subject lessons. The World of Work parent group bridges the gap between schools and employers. Students are encouraged to have encounters with colleges — the school currently works closely with Royal Holloway University of London and the University of Reading, both of which are just a stone’s throw away from the LVS Ascot campus. The LVS Ascot Jobs Board lists all available jobs, apprenticeships, work experience, and graduate programme opportunities as well.
Such support is priceless, which is why this dynamic school offers a number of scholarships to both Senior School and Sixth Form students. The Spirit of LVS Ascot Awards offer candidates 10% to 50% off day fees for five years of Senior School. The Sixth Form Spirit of LVS Ascot Awards provide a 20% to 50% discount on day fees per annum to students who demonstrate academic excellence in a subject. The Frank Brake Trust Scholarship and the Worshipful Company of Innholders Scholarship are also up for grabs for students keen on the hospitality industry.
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