College is a highly academic international college. We welcome
students from all over the world into our vibrant and varied
community. Girls and boys between the ages of 13 and 19
enjoy fabulous facilities on our safe 50 acre campus
set in the heart of the English countryside.
We expect our students to achieve the highest standards and to gain
entry to top universities in the UK. Students work very hard, guided
by their expert teachers to ensure that they achieve the highest
grades of which they are capable.
We also take care to nurture the individuality of students at
Concord to develop their self-confidence. They are also encouraged
to understand the needs of others and to respect the values of the
Concord community. The great strength of the College is its sense of
Ultimately, we hope that students at Concord College will fulfil
their hopes and dreams and the hopes and dreams of their families.
Many former Concord students are currently studying at Oxford and
Cambridge, as well as at the London School of Economics and Imperial
College London. Concord also regularly places a large number of
students at UK medical schools.
Please note that
Concord College fills very early. Students often apply two years in
advance. Please do not delay if you wish to apply.
students join Concordat Form 3 (13 years of age) or Form 4 (14
years of age).
The vibrant Lower School is now just over ten years old. Its
growing numbers now comprise roughly 25% of the College. At the
heart of the Lower School is the desire to succeed academically and
to realise each student's academic potential at GCSE level. There is
a positive atmosphere of industry and hard work which pervades the
Lower School. Students want to succeed and they want to learn.
Moreover, there is a real mix of nationalities, including many
British day students as well as overseas boarders, which makes it a
uniquely stimulating environment in which to learn and live.
90 students in the Lower School in 2007, it retains its own
cheerful, friendly and lively feel while remaining an integral part
of the wider community.
Lower School students
regularly play an active part in whole College sporting and cultural
events and performances alongside the older students. Since students
in the Lower School remain at the College for a longer period of
time than our AS & A level students, they have even more opportunity
to participate in activities such as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
Scheme and to make the most of the tremendous music and sporting
facilities on offer. Indeed, in six of the last seven years, the
success of the Lower School can be seen in that either the Head Boyor
Head Girl, if not both, have come up through the Lower School to
become leaders and role models for our students in their final year
students join Concord in the Sixth Form (at ages that vary from
15 to 18) to study for their A Levels before entering a UK
The Sixth Form is the largest part of Concord College: roughly 75%.
Sixth Form students are expected to be self-motivated and respectful
and are treated maturely by their teachers. Sixth Form students are
given considerable responsibility and have many opportunities to
develop as young people during their time at the College
Academic work is the focus of Sixth Form life. Subjects include Art,
Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, Chinese, Economics, English Language,
English Literature, History, Law, Mathematics, Further Mathematics,
Music, Physics and Spanish. All students who do not have GCSE
English are expected to study English. Lessons are taught in a
variety of excellent classroom facilities. There is a purpose-built
Science block with six laboratories and a variety of well-equipped
teaching rooms. The English Department contains a modern digital
Outside the classroom, Sixth Form students are able to make use of
the wide range of sporting and cultural facilities on offer in the
College in order to develop their other skills (see College Life).
students are well looked-after. In addition to their teachers,
students have an individual tutor with whom they meet daily and who
monitors their academic progress. Students also have a House Parent
who is responsible for their well-being. The Principal also takes
an overview of all students and will contact parents if there are
the Sixth Form at Concord College is a purposeful and highly
motivated community. Students are expected to do their best, but
they are also given a great deal of support in achieving that goal.
the academic year
L34,200 per year (L
What is included?
- Students* have the privilege to stay in College
during part of the Winter holiday, the whole of the Easter holiday
and during Half Terms.
- Use of all College facilities
- Access to all College clubs and societies
(except horse riding)
- Regular visits to Shrewsbury and elsewhere
* Students under the age of
16 are discouraged from staying at Easter
What is not
- Public examination fees
- Text books and stationery
- Pocket money
- Horse riding
- Private academic or instrumental music tuition
- Some additional trips and activities off campus
The following are
- Private health
insurance (strongly recommended and available via the College)
- Personal property insurance (own arrangements necessary)
Expectations of Students
College we have very high expectations of our students.
College students are expected to be self-motivated and to be
self-disciplined. All students are expected to make the most of
their ability and to contribute to the happiness and well-being of
the College community by supporting others. They are also expected
to live up to the high standards demanded by College staff.
certain College rules that should be drawn to the attention of all
prospective students and their parents. The breaking of any of
these key rules is taken very seriously.
1.Any student found to possess or have used illegal drugs will be
2.Any student caught fighting or stealing is likely to be expelled.
3.Bullying in any form is not tolerated.
4.Under no circumstances should a boy enter a girls' accommodation
block or a girl enter a boys' accommodation block. Breaking this
rule will normally lead to expulsion.
5.Students are not permitted to smoke in College buildings or in the
6.Students are not allowed alcohol on the College campus. Students
caught while drinking alcohol will be suspended. Second warning will
normally lead to expulsion.
7. Students are forbidden to carry a gun.
8. Students are obliged to act in the manner that does not bring
College bad reputation either in Concord college area, Shrewsbury
town or elsewhere.
9. Students are expected to be punctual and regular in their
attendance at lessons. Students are expected to be on campus, except
on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons or if they have been granted an
students at Concord College board with us. Students live on campus
and in the village of Acton Burnell (200 metres down the road) in a
variety of residences. Girls and boys occupy separate areas.
College undertakes to provide single or twin bedrooms. Senior (second
year sixth form) students are given priority in the allocation of
single rooms. Priority is also given to students who ‘book early’.
Each of the residences is overseen by a House Parent who takes
responsibility for student welfare.
are provided for students in the College Dining Room. There is
always a variety of options and we take care to ensure that students
eat healthily. Student laundry is done weekly. Students are expected
to keep their rooms tidy and rooms are cleaned each day. The College provides bedding including
sheets and a duvet, but you will need to provide your own towels.
Fees are paid two weeks per year beforehand. Initial invoices are
issued together with the application documents while another
invoices are issued each time in December and June. After submitting
the offer a student must send a deposit of L1000 to the school so
that a place can be booked. It will be counted against the first
installment of a fee. However, a student will not get any refund if
he or she cancels the booking of a place which could be given to
at Concord College is busy and full. Students have lessons five
days/week, with a half-day every Wednesday. Students have two hours
of supervised homework each day, but there is also time each day for
clubs and societies as well as leisure. On Saturdays students have
tests in the morning.
On Saturday afternoons they can visit Shrewsbury for shopping. On
Saturday evenings older students can visit the cinema in Shrewsbury
and then return to the College for a disco. On Sundays, students
have free time and can make use of the sports and music facilities,
cook, spend time with friends and catch up with work.
at Concord do not have a uniform. Instead, students are able to
wear their own clothes as long as they are 'smart casual'.
at Concord plays an important part in the life of the College. Each
year, a number of students from Concord go on to study Architecture,
Fine Art and fashion-related courses at university, all of which
require the student to have studied Art. Art is studied in a
dedicated Art School.
builds personal confidence. It is also a means of self-expression
and is an important element in most people's lives. We encourage
students to enjoy their music.
facilities are outstanding. As well as a wonderful Theatre with
superb acoustics, we have an excellent orchestra room and a large
number of practice rooms. We also have excellent facilities to
develop students' interests in Music and IT, along with a recording
studio. There is currently instrumental tuition available in
violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano, flute, clarinet, saxophone
and drums. Singing tuition is also offered.
and drama can be vital in developing a student's confidence and
presentational skills. The College has outstanding facilities for
purpose-built Theatre is an excellent venue for small and large
drama productions and gives students the experience of commanding a
large stage and developing their stage presence. The Drama Club
plays an active part in College life and performers have regular
opportunities to play in front of an audience.
are also able to make use of our wonderful Dance Studio. It is
ideal for ballet and contemporary dance with its mirror wall and
sprung floor. Tap dance is also taught at the College.
fitness is crucial to personal well-being. Sport is an important
part of life at Concord. Many students are involved in sport for
recreational purposes, but we also run successful representative
College teams in a number of sports.
facilities are excellent. Our outstanding Sports Hall allows
students to play various games including badminton, basketball,
netball, table-tennis, uni-hoc, pool and football. We also have
squash courts, fitness and weight-training gyms as well as
facilities for developing martial arts. Outdoors we have football
and rugby pitches, tennis and basketball courts as well as a running
We also run
a number of other sports like archery, judo, fencing, canoeing,
rock-climbing and horse riding. We also have a heated indoor
swimming pool, with an opportunity for students to train as
Hall and other facilities are all on campus and are available to
students during the week and at the weekend. For certain sports
such as football, basketball, archery, fencing, ballroom dancing,
modern dance and ballet professional coaches or instructor sare
employed by the College in order to develop individual and team
is normal practice in Colleges and Universities to require a caution
money deposit to be paid at the start of a course of study. The
money is returned in full at the end of the course, unless the
student has been responsible for wilful damage or breakage. Caution
money of L200 will be charged on your first invoice.
How to get to
From London Heathrow
airport, you can take an airport bus or taxi to EUSTON rail station.
Alternatively you can take the underground service to LEICESTER
SQUARE on the Piccadilly line, changing to the Northern line to
EUSTON. From EUSTON, there are regular trains to SHREWSBURY. With
some of the trains you may have to change at Wolverhampton. Take a
taxi from Shrewsbury station to the College.
We provide a bus
service from Heathrow airport in September and January. Details of
this service can be seen on the academic calendar. Students arriving
at other airports can arrange transfer by taxi using one of the
companies listed on the College website.
Even though most expenses
is connected with the school fees your son or daughter will need a
pocket money to pay for additional expenses such as : visiting
places of interest, requirements concerning a type of clothes they
should wear as well as toiletries. A total sum of pocket money
should not exceed L25 per week.
It is possible for College to allocate pocket money provided a
student will send an appropriate sum of money beforehand as well as
providing the details related to a particular sum of money which
should be paid each week. Another option is to open your son or
daughter a bank account in local bank.
College's rule of the thumb is to not allocate pocket money to
people who are in debt.
Parents may wish to give permission
for their son or daughter to be out of the College for the whole of
Saturday night in order to visit family or friends in other areas of
Britain. This permission must be given no later than 9.00 am (UK
time) on the Friday before departure. Parents should contact the
College by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), letter or by
fax (44) 1694 731389 if they wish to give permission for their child
to be away from College overnight at the weekend. Permission will
not normally be given to leave College until the student has taken
their ‘Saturday Tests’ (finish time 11.00 am).
NOTE- TIME OF BUSES DEPARTURE:
After arrival at the Heathrow
airport, students will be greeted by Concord College staff at
Terminal 3 between 6 am and 9 am on the days specified for buses
going from Heathrow airport to Concord College (additional
evening transfers are often organized in such a way as
specified below in brackets). Please remember that transport to
Heathrow airport is unaccompanied by Concord College staff.
Time of buses departure to Heathrow airport is only provided when
all the details of flight are given. Students fill in holiday
application forms. After collecting them 2 weeks before holiday
begins an appropriate transport by bus is organized. Many
times it happens that students decide to choose the evening
flight (e.g. departure at 6 pm or later). Whereas the buses leave
concord at about 11 am so that students can arrive on time for the
If students or their parents book a seat on the bus to
or from Heathrow airport they do not have to pay any cost for this
service. However, when the seat is booked and not used student
is charged L50 which will be then added to his/her bill.
Bookings for seats on the bus can be made via e-mail on the address
of College's Vice-Principal:
VPPastoral@concordcollege.org.ukIt is recommended to book a seat on the bus in advance and wait for
the confirmation of the booking's reimbursement as the number
of seats is limited and booking of a place on the bus must be made
in advance before student's date of arrival and
Concord-Heathrow EASTER HOLIDAY 2017
Thursday 26th of March (so as to get to the Heathrow airport
for the evening flight)
Note: Students under the age of 16 are not permitted to stay on
campus after 4pm on Thursday 24thMarch and should not return before
Sunday 10thApril. Students over the age of 16 may remain on campus
to revise during the holiday period.
Concord - Heathrow- CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY 2017
Saturday 12th December All Lower School, 6.1 and
non-Oxbridge 6.2 students to leave by this date (4pm)
NB The College will be closed from Saturday 12th December 2017 to
Saturday 9th January 2018 (inclusive).
Concord - Heathrow- END OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2018
24th June End of Term (12.30pm) - after final assembly
NB. Form 3 and Form 4 students should leave by 4pm on
Saturday 25th June, along with any students who have finished their
public examinations. After Friday 24th June, we expect students to
leave within 24 hours of their final public examination. The College
will close to students on Wednesday 29th June at 12 noon.
Parents may wish to
give permission for their son or daughter to be out of the College
for the whole of Saturday night in order to visit family or friends
in other areas of Britain. This permission must be given no later
than 9.00 am (UK time) on the Friday before departure. Parents should contact
the College by e-mail (email@example.com), letter or
by fax (44) 1694 731389 if they wish to give permission for their
child to be away from College overnight at the weekend. Permission
will not normally be given to leave College until the student has
taken their ‘Saturday Tests’ (finish time 11.00 am).
Spring Term 2017
Spring Term 2017
Sunday 4th January New students & Prefects return to College
Tuesday 6th January Returning students arrive at College
Wednesday 7th January Teaching begins
Tuesday 16th February Half Term begins (4.00pm)
Sunday 21st February Half Term ends (9.45pm)
Friday 25th March End of Term (12.30 pm - after final assembly)
NB Students under the age of 16 are not permitted to stay on campus
after 4pm on Saturday 27th March and should not return before
Tuesday 14th April. Students over the age of 16 may remain on campus
to revise during the holiday period.
Summer Term 2017
Summer Term 2017
Sunday 10th April All students return (by 9.45 pm)
Monday 11th April Teaching begins
Friday 27th May Half Term begins (4.00 pm)
Wednesday 1st june Half Term ends (9.45pm)
Friday 24th June End of Term (12.30 pm - after final assembly)
NB. Form 3 and Form 4 students should leave by 4pm on Saturday 20th
June, along with any students who have finished their public
examinations. After Friday 19th June, we expect students to leave
within 24 hours of their final public examination. The College will
close to students on Wednesday 24th June at 12 noon.
All dates are provisional and may be subject to minor changes.
Autumn Term 2017
Friday 11th September Prefects
return to College
Saturday 12th September Prefect Training
Sunday 13th September New students and returning 6.1 and Form 4
students arrive at College
Tuesday 15th September Returning Form 5 and 6.2 students arrive at
Thursday 17th September Teaching Begins
Tuesday 27th October Half Term begins (4.00pm)
Sunday 1st November Half Term ends (9.45pm)
Friday 11th December End of Term (5.30pm)
Saturday 12th December All Lower School, 6.1 and non-Oxbridge 6.2
students to leave by this date (4pm)
NB The College will be closed from Saturday 12th December 2016 to
Saturday 9th January 2016 (inclusive).
become a student of Concord College?
All the issues connected with the course, booking, journey etc may
be set in person or by mail in the College Of Foreign Languages
"LEXIS" or with our employee. You choose your course, type of
accommodation and other services, and then you will be asked to fill
in an application form, sign the contract and make a settled payment
in PLN on our bank account "LEXIS". The application form, one copy
of the contract and confirmation of the payment have to be sent to
us by mail or fax, so that we receive the documents 2 weeks before
the course starts (persons from other towns contact our
Before you leave you will receive
- Confirmation of the admission to the course together with a special
letter for the border authorities in Great Britain so that you do
not have any problems entering Great Britain,
- ticket for your journey - if you leave from Warsaw (persons leaving
from other cities in Poland contact our Representative),
- confirmation of the booking of your accommodation together with the
address, telephone and short characteristic of the host family,
- bill for all services you paid for.
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