State School Programme Information

Our State School Programme is ideal for students who would like to start or continue their secondary education in a foreign country. The programme is a great asset to the educational background of learners who would like to attend University in an English-speaking country and even look for future professional opportunities abroad.

An important rewarding decision

We know very well that studying abroad for a school year is a brave and very important decision for both you and your parents. It is a unique and unforgettable experience, which will broaden your horizons and enrich you academically, personally and culturally. We offer a tailor-made program that we design based on the your needs and interests as well as your family's, which we will take into account when advising you on your best options of country, population, school, type of accommodation, duration (year or school term), etc.

We take care of everything: registration, travel, accommodation, follow-up, validations, and travel documentation and you will have our team at your disposal at all times during your stay.

The benefits of studying for a school year are incalculable: it makes you grow as a person, it is one of the best ways to get to know yourself, it helps you to mature, to make decisions, to be more independent and of course, it prepares you for your future. professional. In addition to all this, you will make friends from different countries for life, you will get to know their culture and that of the country that welcomes you, you will know a different educational system, you will feel your new host family as your own, you will learn to deal with ease in new situations and you will greatly improve your level of English, in a real linguistic immersion environment.

Why choose the Language Training Co?

We are a team of professionals who fully understand how important and meaningful this once in a lifetime opportunity is. We carefully guide our students from our very own experience and with results that speak for themselves: 100% of our students successfully complete the school program each year.

 

In addition, we guarantee a personalized service of the highest quality. After interviewing you in depth and knowing your concerns and needs, we draw up the student's profile, skills and preferences so we can monitor the student during their stay in an efficient manner. We are committed to complete immersion, making sure that no other students of the same nationality are placed in the selected host family.

 

We will support you with all the required documentation as the preparation and execution of this program requires careful supervision. We will manage everything for you: from the selection of the school, accommodation and transfers to thorough guardianship support and advice on the selection of academic subjects.

Application Support

We are aware that each student is different and that, depending on their goals, hobbies, level of English and academic results, there will be different types of school or accommodation. Our mission is to advise and accompany the student throughout the whole process and make sure they feel comfortable and motivated for the adventure that lies ahead.

 

We carefully choose the school according to the needs of each individual student. We work with a wide variety of schools in order to present a vast selection that meets the needs and expectations of the student and their parents or guardians.

 

We are by your side at all times. You will have a support team to provide you with all the help you need during the stay. Regular visits by our local coordinator to families, schools and students will ensure a high level of welfare through constant supervision and monitoring.

In Safe Hands

We understand that sending your child to a school abroad is a big decision. Our experience allows us to advise you on an ideal program to achieve the objectives of linguistic improvement, cultural enrichment, development and personal maturity. Our guardians are always there to lend a helping hand and take care of your child because we know that it is essential for you and your child to be in good hands before, during and after your stay. While your child is away you can rest easy and feel safe and confident about your child's stay in the UK. Our guardians remain responsible for your child throughout their stay in the UK and will be in constant contact with both you and your child. The tutor will also regularly update you on your child's progress.

Star

The Star of the Show

Only students who have a good academic record as well as an adequate level of English added to good personal motivation can participate in this programme. The student lives with his British family throughout the school year, spending the Christmas and Easter holidays with their families back home if they like.

Our Programme includes:

  • State School Tuition

  • Student Information Guide

  • Airport Transfer Service

  • Flight Management and Tickets

  • Full-board Homestay Accommodation

  • Course Validation & Fees

  • Placement Test & Interviews

  • 24/7 Student Support

  • International Certificate

  • School Term Reports

  • Medical Insurance and Civil Liability

  • Full Guardianship Support

  • Course Materials

  • Social Programme

  • Leaving Ceremony

Not Included:

  • Personal expenses

  • Uniform

  • Christmas Stay

  • Local Transport

  • Examination Fees

Course Dates and Availability

The programme is open according to the English School Year calendar. Please contact us for a full list of possible start dates. Most students attending this programme stay in the UK for a minimum of 1 academic term (12 - 14 weeks).

The school year is divided into 3 academic terms:

Term 1 (Autumn): September - December

Term 2 (Winter): January - March

Term 3 (Spring): April - July

Students are required to have a B1 level of English.

Locations

The programme takes place in Southern England, near the Bournemouth area. Bournemouth is located on the southern coast of England and enjoys a mild climate. With seven miles of golden sands and sparkling sea, only a short walk from the school, this vibrant cosmopolitan town has it all. Bournemouth is famous for its entertainment venues, educational and sports facilities, and its restful atmosphere. Founded in 1800, the town has grown into a resort which is characterised by its wide, tree-lined avenues and pedestrian areas. Victorian architecture is complemented by beautiful gardens, modern stores, cafes, and eateries. Visitors are sure to enjoy loads of memorable experiences.

Other areas can also be selected for the programme. Please contact us for more information.

About our partner schools

We carefully select our partner secondary schools according to student feedback and performance. All our partner schools have achieved good or excellent Ofsted results and offer a friendly environment which fosters learning and promotes student integration. Great care is taken to regulate the number of students of any nationality within the same school to ensure maximum integration and encourage the use of English at all times. Schools are generally located in small communities and not in large cities.

Attending School in the UK

The use of uniform is compulsory in English Secondary Schools so students are responsible for their own kits and will not be able to attend school without them. Students have to adhere to the code of conduct of the school they will be attending and will be subject to disciplinary procedures in the same manner as an English student would. School information along with its procedures and students' expectations will be sent to international students upon school allocation.

Attending a state school is the perfect option for students who wish to immerse themselves in a typical English school environment and live first-hand the experience of a native student. These schools offer international students the chance to get involved with the community and enjoy a family atmosphere. Embracing the daily life of the local community and being part of their usual rhythm is an incredibly rewarding experience.

School Characteristics

Schools vary according to the number of students, from 400 to around 1,000 students.

  • State schools can be coeducational or single-sex (boys only / girls only).

  • The number of subjects of study decreases as students get older. As they advance in their academic stages (Prep, GCSE, A Levels) they can have more power of choice.

  • The subjects that schools usually offer are English, Mathematics, Science, Drama, Design and Technology, History and Geography, Music, Economics, Physical Education, and Modern Languages.

Accommodation

All students will stay in one of our premium host families where they will have the opportunity to learn about British culture and customs.

Homestay Accommodation

Staying with a family is probably the best way to practise your English and learn more about the British way of life. Bournemouth is a city of many cultures and this is reflected in the homestays we use. Families are carefully selected for their friendliness, cleanliness and access to and from the school. Host family homes are regularly inspected and most of our families are located within 20-45 minutes away from school by public transport. They are families with a generous spirit, an open mind, interested in cultural exchange and highly motivated to receive a young person of a different nationality with whom to share their language and culture. The family will provide all the necessary assistance. Services included:

  • Single/shared room for students of the same sex

  • Shared bathroom

  • Full board (breakfast, pack lunch and dinner)

  • Laundry, sheets and towels provided by the family

Host Family Recruitment

All our host families have passed a rigorous evaluation process following the following criteria:

  • An in-depth personal interview with all members of the family unit in order to learn about their hobbies, interests, hobbies, lifestyle, and most importantly, their motivation and reasons for hosting an international student.

  • Recurring inspections to verify homestay conditions such as cleanness, internet speed, food, and student rooms.

  • A thorough safe environment check by neighbourhood research, criminal record checks of all members of the host family, medical certificates, gas certificates, etc.

  • Registration with the local town hall so that the social services department for foreign students have regular visits that ensure the well-being of our students

Recognition

Studies carried out in our Academic Year / Term Programme are validated according to the current regulations of the Department for Education with global recognition. The student must complete all the subjects that are chosen at the beginning of the course under our supervision, and successfully pass them. Students attending years 11 and 12 must also pass their core and additional GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education). The validation will be managed by our Academic Year department in partnership with the school the student has been placed in. 

Excursions (optional)

All students will also have the option to visit some of the most amazing places in the UK.

Typical Full-day Excursions

  • London weekend (2 full days)

  • Oxford

  • Bath

  • Hever Castle (Jousting Show)

  • Portsmouth (HMS Victory)

  • Windsor (including tour of Harry Potter Studio)

Typical Half-day Excursions

  • Poole Harbour and Sandbanks

  • Christchurch Priory and Highcliffe Castle

  • Jurassic Coast (Corfe Castle, Swanage, Durdle Door, Old Harry Rock)

  • Salisbury Cathedral

  • Stonehenge

How to register

1. Personal Interview

We conduct a personal interview with you and your family where we advise you on the most suitable program based on your profile.

2. Level Test

Once we have held the personal interview, you will have to do a level test and if the result is PASS, the place reservation will be confirmed.

3. Provisional Offer

To reserve the place once the language level test is finished, the registration form and the contract must be completed and signed, along with the payment of £1,500.00

4. Documentation

Once the reservation is formalized, we will need the following documentation:

• 1 passport size photo

• Copy of your passport

• Notes of the last 3 completed courses

• Letter of recommendation from the principal and language teacher at your current school or academy

5. Placement

Once we have obtained all your documentation, we begin with the search and selection of school and family.

First, we will confirm the school and then the family in order to assign a family close to the chosen school.

6. Payment

Payment for the program is made as follows:

• 50% of the total cost of the program is paid once the school has been confirmed.

• 50% of the remaining total of the program must be paid 30 days prior to arrival.

7. Guardianship Support

We will assign a coordinator to keep parents informed of the details before, during and at the end of the program.

Do you have any questions?

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“It was an unforgettable experience. I had the opportunity to live with an English family that taught me their customs and lifestyle. The language Training Co supported me at all times. I leave very satisfied with the experience I had in the United Kingdom ”


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