Bosworth Independent College
Bosworth Independent College is a well-established independent school catering for both local and overseas students. We currently have approximately 320 students from over 40 different countries studying with us and our average class size is 8 students. The vast majority of our students go onto university and 87% of grades in 2019 were awarded an A* to C grade. In addition to academic subject-specific teaching, students also receive support to develop study skills and independent learning skills.
Life at Bosworth
Bosworth Hall and three of our supervised boarding houses overlook a five-acre park called The Racecourse. The Racecourse is ideal for outdoor sports with football being the most popular. In the same vicinity, we have use of a sports hall where, in the evenings and at weekends, students can participate in a number of indoor sports: badminton, basketball, volleyball, table-tennis and 5-a-side football.
Each week we provide an enrichment session and students can elect to participate in a range of different activities. These vary each term, but activities include: yoga, football, photography, art, knitting, Mandarin, bead craft, running, debating, guitar playing and chess.
Bosworth’s Student Council are heavily involved in arranging the Winter and Summer Balls as well as organising annual fundraising events. Those who take part in the Student Council have a lot of fun. Other evening and weekend activities are on offer for students to join in and these include rock school and self-defence classes (Jado) as well as Saturday trips to areas of interest in the UK, e.g. Oxford and Cambridge.
We can arrange individual music lessons in College for a variety of different instruments from beginner to diploma level. Grade examinations can be organised at the Northampton School of Music. Rock School students perform at the Christmas and summer concerts, along with many other talented students who wish to take part.
Every year new events and activities evolve; these are very often driven by the interests of new students who are encouraged to stand for election to the Student Council. Our website provides further details regarding student activities and events.
The College Day
To allow flexibility of subject choices the school day can start from 08.30 and run through to 17.55. However, core hours are 09.20 to 16.00 and students have to be in the College during these times. Throughout the day students are expected to remain in the College, and we monitor this through a regular registration system.
When students do not have a lesson they are timetabled to be in one of our two supervised Study Halls. Here they can prepare homework assignments or do follow up reading. Although our Study Halls offer wifi access, internet use is restricted so as to avoid social media distraction. In the long term, this is training students to manage their workload and encourages them to plan and prepare their work, whether it is at GCSE or, eventually, degree level.
Northampton – Heart of England
Bosworth is located in Northampton, a town with a rich and distinguished history, situated in the heart of England. With London, Oxford or Birmingham only an hour away by road or rail, it is the perfect learning environment in a central location.
Northampton is a large market town with lots to offer in terms of tourism, entertainment, leisure and shopping. The town is surrounded by beautiful countryside. Because of its central location, we are only an hour away from other tourist locations such as; Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick, Cambridge, Oxford and London.
Northampton offers the perfect environment for our students with the town centre just a fifteen-minute walk from the College, where students can enjoy the leisure and shopping facilities. College’s location, however, promotes focus on study as the distractions of a bustling city centre are not right on our doorstep.