About OISE Newbury Hall
Set within an impressive Victorian building, OISE Newbury Hall is nestled in a traditional English market town in Berkshire. Nearby lies both Oxford and
Bath, as well as Highclere Castle, where the internationally famous TV series Downton Abbey is filmed.
English language schooling
Newbury Hall English Language School was founded with the specific aim of preparing every pupil to develop the intellectual and social understanding that
will lead to a fulfilling life both personally and professionally. This means helping develop an extensive knowledge of a wide range of subjects, alongside
effective autonomous learning skills, while acquiring strong cultural and social literacy to grow knowledge and open-mindedness. the core values motivate
the school to help and serve the needs of a small, motivated learning community.
English Language Courses
Language and academic literacy
Designed to offer the student exposure to a range of subjects, all of which will inform his/her general interest, taste, knowledge, appreciation and
zest for a well-developed intellectual and open-minded future.
Subject to sociocultural fluency
Our students come from different parts of the world and this brings the invaluable advantage of exposure to a wide range of cultures, mindsets and
experiences. Fluency and eloquence in English represents a large part of the programme and the school is an expert in helping students feel confident
with other people, and to enjoy the challenge of meeting others and learning from them.
Great emphasis is placed on helping the students to take charge of their own learning. All students are supported to assume a high degree of independence
and take on full responsibility for planning their study time. No more passive lessons or expecting tutors to provide the answers. Students learn how
to investigate and discover information for themselves; how to think critically and creatively; and how to communicate eloquently and effectively.
Students choose the length of time to study from one week to twenty-six weeks and can start at any time of the year, as the school is open for study
over the fifty-two weeks of the year.
For simplicity, our timetable may be understood as a ‘menu’ students can select lessons from; and as in all good restaurants, if somebody wants something
not on the menu, the chef will prepare it individually. We can organise almost anything; our education is bespoke.
The IELTS Exams programme provided by OISE delves into all aspects of the test: listening, reading, writing and speaking. An intensive course of 30
full hours per week provides candidates with a sound foundation for their exam, having practised a variety of authentic scenarios with their tutor
and peers. The IELTS Exams programme welcomes students between ages 15 to 17 who wish to gain the confidence necessary to gain the top mark. The IELTS
test is arranged for the end of the course.
Learning time management and prioritising
Being involved in PLACES means that students will learn about time management and prioritising things in their life. As adults we get very used to
juggling a variety of different tasks and commitments. Our students need to learn how to do this as well, and getting involved in PLACES can give them
some authentic practice at it.
Getting involved in diverse interests
PLACES allow students to get involved in a wide range of activities. They not only have the opportunity to explore various interests that they may
already have, but also to discover new ones.
Learning about commitments
Students learn about making and maintaining commitments when they are involved in PLACES, which is another excellent benefit. When they join one of
the activities or clubs, they commit themselves to that activity for a period of time. Learning to take on commitments is important, and these activities
can teach our students this important lesson.
Making a contribution
PLACES can allow a student to make a contribution in some way. It shows that they are getting away from just thinking about themselves and contributing
to something else. This is important in their growth as a person.
Building social skills and cultural awareness
Students will have the benefit of honing their relationship skills as well when they get involved in PLACES. They will get involved in social and
cultural activities and learn how to act appropriately in these situations.
Summer course start dates
Continuous enrolment between 03rd June - 01 September 2018
1 week: £1,210
2 weeks: £2,260
3 weeks: £3,300
Each additional week
4+ - £1,040
7+ - £1,035
1 week: £1,510
2 weeks: £2,860
3 weeks: £4,200
Each addtional week
4+ - £1,340
7+ - £1,335
We use the term PLACES to include all of the different activities, events and experiences that we offer our students outside the academic day.
PLACES are an integral part of Newbury Hall life and are a means of developing knowledge, positive attitudes, sportsmanship, and effective social skills.
While these activities require as much time, careful planning, and supervision as academic subjects, the purpose is to enhance and extend student learning
and experiences beyond the academic courses offered in the school.
There are a range of after school clubs including photography, cookery, gardening, singing, drumming, fashion and ceramics. Sports include football,
basketball, badminton, table-tennis, swimming, gym, kickboxing and keep-fit.