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CBSC schools in UK??

Discussion in 'Indians in the UK' started by trupsraj, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. trupsraj

    trupsraj New IL'ite

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    Hello there!
    I am a newbee to this site. Have a question pls. My daughter studies the CBSC syllabus in India, grade 3. Soon we will be moving to UK. So wanted to know if we have any CBSC or equvalent schools in UK? If yes well & good!. But if no, then what kind of syllabus is studied there? How do indian children deal with the difference between both the syllabuses? How is the fee structure, admission period? Please help me with your valued information coz i am really worried for her....:hide:

    Thanks
    Trups
     
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  2. Sindhurao

    Sindhurao Gold IL'ite

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    Hi:

    Welcome to Indusladies!

    Check this thread and the threads within that and you will get a fair idea about schools / education in the UK.

    As for your query on CBSE schools, I do know that there are Gujarati schools in the London area however, I presume they still adhere to the UK education department guidelines as far as the syllabi is concerned. I'm not sure if there is any school with Indian boards of education. If you are very keen, you could check with the Indian embassy.

    However, I would prefer that the child gets educated the way the rest of the country does while in that country. My opinion:)

    Hope to see you more around here in Indusladies:).

    Sindhu
     
  3. madeinengland

    madeinengland New IL'ite

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    Hi,

    There are no schools which teach CBSE syllabus in the UK. All schools have to follow the national curriculum here. I'm not sure if the links will work, if not just google "national curriculum UK"

    In terms of the syllabus, your daughter shouldn't have any major problems. Generally children moving here from India are ahead of the class in sciences and maths. They might have some catching up to do in History and Geography. If they have not been taught english at school, some can have problems with english.
    There are plenty of textbooks and learning aids available to buy once you get here if you find it necessary. If you find your child is ahead of the class, you can purchase the higher level ones to encourage them to push themselves and if you find they are struggling, the books of their level should make it easier to catch up. If living in a major town or city, it's also fairly easy to find private tutors or tuition classes if your child is struggling with a particular subject.
    Generally I think children here are assessed much less than in India. They have small tests all the time but they don't have major exams every year so there is much less pressure. You will also find teachers tailoring things to children's abilities/motivation so if your child is bright and eager to learn, they will be given extra work and encouragement by the teachers. The teachers will also be happy to advise you on what you can do at home to help out.

    There is free education provided for all children up to the age of 18 in the UK. There are also private schools available which charge on average around £3000 per term for junior schools and around £4000-£5000 for secondary schools. Personally I would recommend that unless you are very well off, the state education system will do fine. There is no great need to pay for private education. I was educated in state schools for most of my life and am now on my way to becoming a doctor :) It all depends on personal motivation.

    Admission to schools depends on the area in which you're living. You will usually have to apply through the local authority/council in your area although you can arrange visits with the schools directly if you want to check them out in person. All schools are inspected by a government body here to ensure they are keeping their standards up. You can find the results of the assessments in the school's "OFSTED" report.

    If you would prefer your child to go to a school with more Indian children and will be living in London, there is a swaminarayan school in Northwest London and a Hare Krishna (krishna-Avanti) school has opened there recently too.
     
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    kalajp New IL'ite

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    Nice information. I have gone through the school website which has been mentioned here. We have a plan to come there from India with our kids. I have no idea how long will be the project work but definetely it will be 5 to 7 years. I'm thinking that will the children co-op with CBSE (they are studying CBSE syllabus) once if we come back to India or can we put them in ICSE once back from there. I'm confused to conclude it. Suggest and share your openion.
     

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