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 10 Aug

Padworth College is celebrating this year’s Year 13 graduating students, who today saw the culmination of two years of hard work and achieved an impressive set of A Level results. Overall, 78% of grades awarded...

posted 01 Aug

Established in 2006 by Ian and Fran Henson (pictured), Bishopstrow College is celebrating 15 years of excellence! The College welcomed its first cohort of 40 students in July, August, September and October 2006.  Some spent...

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...

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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