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IFE’s schools are accredited members of the Independent Schools Association and full members of the Boarding Schools’ Association.

Both Bishopstrow College and Padworth College are accredited for the teaching of English in the UK by the British Council, the global standard bearer for those interested in learning English and British values and culture around the world.  Bishopstrow College is currently the highest ranked international boarding school under the Accreditation UK Scheme.

Both colleges are also members of English UK.

Bishopstrow College is an Authorised Centre for the University of Cambridge English Language Assessment examinations and for the University of Cambridge International Examinations.  It is also an authorised neutral test centre for UKiset, as many students enrolled at Bishopstrow are required to sit the UKiset as part of the admissions process for their target destination school.  Bishopstrow is also a member of BAISIS, the British Association of Independent Schools with International Students and a member school of AEGIS, The Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students.

Padworth College is an accredited NCUK Delivery Partner for the NCUK International Foundation Year programme and is a member of CIFE, the professional association for independent sixth form colleges.

“Padworth provides small Oxford tutorial style classes, where in-depth debate and discussion are the norm. Confidence is developed and built upon.”

Padworth Principal
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