Oldfeld School

Courses at Harrow House

Why choose Oldfeld International School?

Because Oldfeld International School has ...
  • Unrivalled facilities in the UK
  • Safe seaside location
  • On-site residential accommodation
  • Homestay accommodation within easy walking distance
  • Excellent nationality mix with students from over 40 different countries
  • Integration with UK High School students
  • Dedicated welfare officer and support services
  • Individual Learning Plan (ILP) with one-to-one mentoring
  • Competitive prices all year round
  • Small and friendly classes
  • Complimentary teaching materials, Student welcome folder and certificate
  • International Student insurance included in the fees
  • Regular full-day excursions
  • Continuity of qualified and experienced staff
  • Cambridge examination courses
  • 24/7 residential support team
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site location
  • The only International boarding school in Swanage
  • Varied opportunities for immersion in British culture

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Unrivalled On-Site Facilities Oldfeld International School has unrivalled on-site facilities, which include:
  • Reception
  • Shop
  • Games room including American Pool and darts
  • Wessex room Wi-Fi area with satellite TV and Wii games
  • Medical Room
  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Self-service laundry room
  • Durlston accommodation (including en-suite facilities)
  • Assembly hall, mini-theatre, table-tennis and games room
  • Ballard accommodation
  • Cinema, lecture hall with digital TV
  • Squash court, dance studio, yoga studio
  • LookOut Lounge and disco
  • Cafeteria
  • Fitness Studio
  • Bay View Accommodation
  • Modern purpose built classrooms with interactive whiteboards / screens and all rooms with internet access
  • Computer rooms for internet access with modern computers
  • Library
  • Basketball court
  • Tennis courts
  • Indoor sports dome with tennis, badminton, volleyball and five-a-side football
  • Astroturf football pitches and tennis courts
  • Volleyball court
  • Aeroball
  • Mini golf
  • Harrow Lodge accommodation
  • Team building zone
  • Lulworth House en-suite accommodation

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Oldfeld International School Teaching Staff All language teachers at Oldfeld International School have a native-speaking ability of English and are specifically trained and qualified in the teaching of English as a foreign language. The care and attention given to students by our qualified and experienced teaching staff, both inside and outside the classroom situation, contributes greatly to the friendly and happy atmosphere at Oldfeld International School.

All sports lessons are supervised either by our energetic blue shirt residential staff or by specialised sports coaches.

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English Language Levels Please check the English language level requirements for each course before completing the enrolment form.
CEFR Level A2 - Elementary - Pre-Intermediate CEFR Level B1 - Intermediate CEFR Level B2 - Upper Intermediate CEFR Level C1 - Advanced CEFR Level C2 – Proficiency

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Class Sizes We offer small, friendly and informal classroom environments, best suited to maximising each student's potential. Class sizes range between 8 and 16 students. Class sizes during the high season (January, April and June to August) range between 14 and 16 students.

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Excursion Destinations Oldfeld International School organises excursions to all the UK's top destinations including: London, Oxford, Bath, Stonehenge, Southampton, Winchester, Longleat, Thorpe Park, Chessington World of Adventures, Windsor Castle and more.

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Placement Test and Pre-tests All students take a placement test on the first day of their course. The exact level of each student can then be determined and the student is placed in a class which is best suited to his/her ability. Weekly teachers' meetings enable us to monitor the progress of each student and to decide whether a change of level is necessary.

Students who wish to enrol on an Intensive English Examination Course are required to take an English language pre-test to ascertain their level of English prior to arrival. The pre-test can be requested from our Head Office.

Welfare at Harrow House
Welfare Oldfeld International School is committed to, and prides itself on, the high level of welfare we offer, an area where our inspections demonstrate we both exceed expectations and which has long been one of our core strengths.

Our experienced staff oversee all the welfare needs of our students. All students have insurance cover included in their fees, have access to an a registered on-site matron and access to the local hospital, doctor’s surgery, dentist and any other health and welfare facilities they may need during their stay in England.

Our dedicated residential staff take care of all our students’ day to day needs. For students needing further assistance, our welfare and first aid trained staff are on hand to ensure their stay is as comfortable as possible. Students health and happiness is our number one priority at all times. Our staff are fully trained in welfare and safeguarding.
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