Study in the UK

The experience of studying abroad in the UK can provide international students with an outstanding preparation for university and a successful career.

The Cognita portfolio includes a number of schools offering international homestay for GCSE and A Level students.

Located in some of Britain’s most beautiful areas, including London, our schools offer a great breadth of curriculum and range of services tailored to meet the needs of our international students.



Cognita schools provide the best academic traditions of independent education with a contemporary and fresh approach. Our schools offer young people the freedom to choose from a vast array of interesting and stimulating subjects as well as extracurricular activities.

All Cognita schools offer high levels of academic and pastoral support and state-of-the-art technology, combined with specialist English language tuition to ensure international students can fully access the curriculum and develop their fluency in both spoken and written English.


Our university councillors have a detailed understanding of the entry requirements of a wide range of British and international universities and provide expert advice on university selection and applications.

Our schools offer homestay options with carefully chosen families, who often have lived abroad themselves and understand what it is like to be a visitor in a new country.


Akeley Wood School

Akeley Wood School is located in the beautiful countryside of Buckinghamshire, within one hour of London and Oxford and situated in historic period buildings which give this modern school a strong sense of tradition and heritage.

Akeley Wood strives for the highest academic achievement for each of its students and the results achieved in public examinations demonstrate this, with students challenged to gain the most from their education. The school offers a happy, caring environment in which pupils can excel not just in academic subjects but also in sport and the creative arts, wherever their strengths lie.

Colchester High School

Since its establishment in 1882, Colchester High School has maintained a strong reputation for providing first-class education. Alongside strong academics, Colchester has created a friendly and caring environment for learning which promotes good manners, consideration for others and social responsibility.

All this helps each student to achieve his or her personal best so that they leave the school well prepared for the next stage of their education. Colchester’s Sixth Form offers A Level study within a highly attractive and stimulating learning environment. The recently refurbished and contemporary teaching and learning facilities include a welcoming common room, well-equipped classrooms and a purpose-built science lab.

North Bridge House School

North Bridge House Senior Canonbury is set in a historic building in London, and the school shares its roots with many masters of the arts who have lived and worked in the area. All pupils benefit from a broad and stimulating curriculum enhanced by outstanding teaching, pastoral and extracurricular provision.

All pupils are involved in school activities which aim to make them more self-aware and help them acquire the skills needed for adult life, in preparation for a successful future. Surrounded by a range of public transport links, NBH Canonbury is ideally situated and easily accessible from within London and beyond.

Quinton House School

Located in a historic setting within an hour of London, Quinton House School believes in educating the whole child. It does this by combining a traditional and broad-based curriculum with truly outstanding extracurricular and enrichment opportunities.

Quinton’s classroom practitioners are expert at drawing out the talents and abilities of each student; young people progress from Quinton with a strong sense of identity and achievement and a desire to be all that they can be. Small class sizes, especially at GCSE and A Level, contribute not only to pupils’ academic success but the family atmosphere, so cherished by pupils and their families past and present.

St Clare’s School

Over the past 75 years, St Clare’s School has created a strong sense of community and provides a first class education. Dedicated teachers nurture each student’s talents and skills so that all may achieve their full potential.

The school guarantees close monitoring of each child’s progress throughout his or her time at St Clare’s. At the heart of this approach is the ability to understand precisely where each student is on his or her learning journey, with the aim of producing well-rounded individuals ready to enter the world of work or further study with self-confidence and enthusiasm.

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