In order to provide more opportunities for students to learn English abroad, a new campus has been established at Knowle Hall, an English country house, built on 15 acres of land in beautiful open parkland with greenery, situated close to the village of Bawdrip and the Sibley's Centre. Along with its dormitories, classrooms, catering and dining facilities, there are also large playing fields.
Students attend classes taught by native English teachers and improve their presentation and leadership skills through working with local students. Weekend sightseeing tours, university visits and enriching extra-curricular activities help students to achieve a better understanding of various aspects of English history, culture and lifestyle. Students can experience overseas study life, through which they will become more independent and caring.
- Encourage collaboration, networking, mutual understanding, and respect for cultural diversity through a truly English immersion environment
- Develop students’ independent thinking, metacognition, thinking skills, and flexibility with regard to their place in the world
- Enhance students’ self-confidence, independence, teamwork and leadership
- Develop a student’s passion for learning by making it relevant, challenging and fun.
- Support and engage with the local and wider communities
- Subjects offered include: English Language, Creative Arts and Multimedia, Humanities, Maths, and Food Technology
- Exam programmes: Trinity College London exams – scripted drama exam and GESE (Graded Examinations in Spoken English) exam
- Establish links with British schools and other international schools
- Sports and outdoor programmes targeting physical development, team work and confidence-building
- Projects with local organisations to enhance the environment, and community development, e.g. Somerset Wildlife Trust
- National Citizen Service (funded by UK government): programme for 15–17 year olds, consisting of outward bound activity (rock climbing, canoeing, hiking, archery, etc.), meeting with local dignitaries and social action projects for the local community