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 boarding school offering English language and academic pathway programmes to prepare international students aged 7-17 years, for entry to the UK‘s top boarding schools.  Padworth College specialises in GCSE, A Level and university foundation programmes, preparing students aged 14-19 years for university entry.

posted 15 Jun

On Saturday 28 May, at the start of the Half Term break, the Padworth College community gathered for the annual Speech Day celebration. Students and staff were joined by parents, guardians and agents.  We were...

posted 15 Jun

On Thursday 9 June, the Bishopstrow College community gathered at St Aldhelm's Church in the village of Bishopstrow, for the End of Term 3 Graduation.  Staff and students were joined by parents, guardians, agents and...

posted 14 Apr

After 7 years of outstanding leadership at Inspiring Futures Education (IFE), including 3 years at Padworth College, Lorraine Atkins is stepping down from headship and is being replaced by Crispin Dawson as Padworth’s new Principal....

posted 12 Jan

We are delighted to announce Bishopstrow College's latest Teaching Partnerships with Abbey College Cambridge and DLD College London. International students with a confirmed offer from Abbey College Cambridge or DLD College London can first attend...

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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