Admissions Process International

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International and ACS students on outing to Chinatown, London.

International and ACS students on outing to Chinatown, London.

Thank you for considering Alton Convent School as an option for your daughter’s education in the UK.

The school was founded in 1938 by the Sisters of Our Lady of Providence. It is located in Anstey Manor House on the outer fringes of Alton, and is set in nineteen acres of grounds, offering extensive playing fields, adventure playground, woodland walks and traditional gardens. Alton is a Georgian market town, well known for its association with the 18th century author, Jane Austen, and is just an hour by train from London. The historic city of Winchester, the former capital of England, is within easy reach, as is the city of Portsmouth, with its rich maritime past. Alton Convent School has excellent facilities, and an outstanding academic record. We are proud to have seen all our students progress to the universities of their choice, including Oxford, Cambridge and Imperial College, London.

Alton Convent School offers a combination of all that is good and exciting in education today. Our philosophy is simple: we place great emphasis on the value of pupils and the experiences they will encounter within our community.

All our International Students are housed with families from within our school community. We do our best to help our students settle quickly into their new surroundings and to make their stay here  happy, successful and fulfilling.

Alton Convent School has been granted the International School Award by the British Council.

Sixth Form Centre

International students at ACS

International students at ACS

Alton Convent School has maintained an unbroken tradition of 100% success in all subjects at A level since the Sixth Form Centre opened. Students progress to prestigious universities to study a wide range of courses such as Law, Medicine, Architecture and Engineering. The school has been rated ‘excellent’ by the Independent Schools Inspectorate.

Our ground breaking enrichment programme offers students the chance to gain useful additional qualifications to improve learning; other activities allow for an expression of creative and sporting talent. Conferences, field trips, theatre visits and cultural experiences all help to prepare students for a fulfilling future.

Personal development and academic success is key to the excellence of Alton Convent Sixth Form Centre. Students enjoy an experience which fuses the modern and the traditional. A wide range of courses is offered and taught by specialist teachers within small groups, helping students to achieve the best possible results. Students are encouraged to manage increased personal responsibility and independence, guided by teachers who know them well. They learn to manage time and balance the demands of study, social and enrichment opportunities. Students become mature, cultured and effective members of society, equipped for higher education and the professions.

Pastoral Care at Alton Convent School is exceptional. A personal tutor is in close daily contact and each student shares a private study room and receives a bespoke timetable tailored specifically to their requirements.