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TYPES OF SCHOOLS IN UK

There is a wide diversity in  school types in UK. We tried to categorize them to give you an simple overview.
       State Maintained Schools : These schools are state funded schools  and students are not charged for tuition. ISE can only place a child who holds a British or EU citizenship. These schools are not open to students who are required to fill the Tier  4  Form in order to study in UK.
                        State Maintained Day Schools: Students attend school during the day and have to accommodate in a house or hostel. Only British and EU students are eligible to study in these schools. For this choice ISE arranges home stay accommodation choices close to school area.
State Maintained Boarding Schools: Although these schools are state funded in terms of their tuition fees, they are paid by the parent for the boarding facility. Since it is a state funded school boarding fees are cheaper than Independent Boarding Schools. These schools are also academically very strong and competitive. For further reading, please proceed to State Maintained Schools page in our website. Please note that only British and EU citizens can attend State Maintained Schools.

 Independent (Private) Schools: These schools are often referred as private or public schools too. Both represent the same. They are not dependent on state financially. They are often financed by public funds (Tuition Fees).For further information; please proceed to Independent Schools section in our website. These schools welcome all students around the world as long as the student meets the requirements of the chosen school.
Independent Day Schools: These schools are publically funded private schools. They can carry out their own curriculum (generally almost the same of national curriculum), they have their integrated sixth form (12th and 13th grades). They have strong academic courses and multiple extracurricular activities. They can also offer IB (International Baccalaureate Diploma ) courses. International students are welcomed from all over the world. If an international student chooses to study in an independent day school, home stay accommodation arrangements should be made. When you prefer to stay with a host family, they will be automatically your legal guardian in UK too. ISE will help you to go through in this school placement and accommodation process.
Independent Boarding Schools: These schools are publically funded private schools. They can carry out their own curriculum (generally almost the same of national curriculum), they have their integrated sixth form (12th and 13th grades). They have strong academic courses and multiple extracurricular activities. They can also offer IB (International Baccalaureate Diploma ) courses. International students are welcomed from all over the world. If an international student chooses to study in an independent boarding school, automatically accommodation problems would be solved. Boarding fees are separated than tuition fees and they are generally paid in the beginning of each term. One important thing international students should knowledge that, even if they attend to a boarding school, under the British Law, each international student must have an appointed legal guardian during their stay in UK. Parental decisions would be made by them concerning the student and during the holidays student will have a place to stay. Also some schools have 5 day boarding, and for the weekends home stay is required. ISE will be arranging all these for you step by step. According to your chosen school either home stay accommodation during weekend or guardianship arrangement will be done.
ISE arranges the home stay accommodation placement for the students  who  meet the requirements of State Maintained  Day School Placement

APPROXIMATE FEE ASSUMPTIONS

COST OF GOING TO AN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL

Fees vary widely: they depend on whether they are for older or younger children, day or boarding  and sometimes on different parts of the country. Fees for day pupils in schools which also take (http://www.isc.co.uk/ParentZone_Boarding)boarders are usually higher than day fees in schools which only take day pupils. This is because they tend to employ more staff, with lower pupil:teacher ratios, and also have a longer school day and a longer week.
Expenses Example
Boarding: £18,828
Day fee at boarding schools: £9,915 
Tutorial colleges            
GCSE:
              
£1,400 - £3,000 per subject per annum 
    A Level:             
£2,500 - £5,000 per subject per annum
Accommodation (guide):                    
With family- from £150/week
                                    
Hostel (bed & breakfast)- from £120/week

If you live overseas, there will be further costs, including guardianship, travel, any specialist dental or medical treatment and pocket money for day-to-day items