Pathways to Excellence
International boarding schools in the UK offering academic and English language programmes
Pathways to Excellence
International boarding schools in the UK offering academic and English language programmes
Pathways to Excellence
International boarding schools in the UK offering academic and English language programmes
Pathways to Excellence
International boarding schools in the UK offering academic and English language programmes

Inspiring Futures Education

Welcome to Inspiring Futures Education (IFE), a group of international schools focused on preparing students for onward progression to leading boarding schools and universities.

IFE currently comprises of two schools – Bishopstrow College and Padworth College.  Bishopstrow College is a year-round fully residential College for students aged 7-17 years, preparing international students for the UK‘s top boarding schools.  Padworth College specialises in GCSE, A Level and university foundation programmes, preparing students aged 14-18 years for university entry.

posted 23 Jun

On Friday 11 June, we were delighted to welcome Paul Inman, Pro Vice Chancellor (International) at the University of Reading to Padworth for our annual Speech Day. During the ceremony, which took place on the...

posted 23 Jun

We are delighted to have almost all of our Year 13 students back on campus, following the challenges associated with the pandemic over the past 12+ months.  Earlier this month (June), they took a break...

posted 23 Jun

On Thursday 10 June, we were delighted to welcome Ian Wilmshurst, Headmaster of King's Bruton School to Bishopstrow for our End of Term 3 Graduation. During the graduation ceremony, which took place in the nearby...

posted 29 Jan

In light of the ongoing pandemic, we are delighted to confirm that both Bishopstrow College and Padworth College will continue to offer their online programmes through the Spring and summer.  Launched in March 2020, Bishopstrow...

BeyondThe Classroom

Bishopstrow's Summer Programme lasts 5 weeks and is aimed at international students who will be joining British boarding...
Summer School

BeyondThe Classroom

Bishopstrow College prepares international students for entry into over 150 of the top boarding schools in the UK...
Boarding School Preparation

BeyondThe Classroom

Padworth College provides challenging and in-depth study as preparation for entrance to top universities in the UK and...
University Preparation

BeyondThe Classroom

Becoming a successful doctor requires many skills, as well as strength in academia and admissions staff at universities...
Medical School Preparation

BeyondThe Classroom

Preparation for entry to Oxford and Cambridge universities is also provided and includes:
  • Expert tuition to prepare...
Oxbridge Preparation

BeyondThe Classroom

For most of its history, Padworth College was owned by Padworth College Trust Ltd.  Following the change of...
Padworth Education Trust

BeyondThe Classroom

During the 2019/20 academic year Bishopstrow College converted its preparation-for-boarding programmes to online delivery, as a result of...
Supporting Our Community

BeyondThe Classroom

The academic leadership team at IFE’s schools regularly publish articles on topics relating to preparation for boarding school...
Publications
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