Travelling to Alexanders (Airport Transfers)
Students should arrive on the Sunday before term commences and depart on the Saturday at the end of term. Students should also leave and return on the correct Half Term and other holiday dates (if not remaining on campus for the Half Term or Easter holiday courses). Alexanders offers a special transfer rate provided:
- Students arrive and depart on the correct dates
- Their plane lands / takes off from HEATHROW between 1000 and 1800. In this case, transfers can be provided at a cost of 50.00 GBP each journey.
- Students arriving at other times and airports and requiring airport transfers would be charged the individual rate:
- Heathrow & Gatwick: £195.00 GBP each way
- Stansted: £140.00 GBP each way
Settling in and On-going Support
Living and studying in a different country away from immediate support of family and friends can be a daunting prospect, even for the most independent of students. At Alexanders International School, we are confident that we have the staff and facilities to make all our students feel secure, at ease, and able to enjoy academic progress in a very friendly and caring environment. We achieve this through:
- A carefully planned induction period at the start of each term. The School Code of Conduct - rules, routines, and expectations of behaviour based on mutual respect - are also made explicit in this week.
- Introducing students to staff, other students, and the various systems of support in place at school. Staff are experienced, a mix of international and native English speakers, and dedicated to their work with students.
- Utilizing weekly PSHE lessons to extend the induction process to provide a forum for listening to the individual needs of students.
- Every student has a Personal Tutor who closely monitors academic progress and behaviour. The Personal Tutor is aware of the aspirations of the student and how the student is progressing with his/her learning.
- Paying great attention to the health and welfare of every child in our care, with round the clock supervision. All students have at least two teachers and possibly as many as three pastoral staff looking after different aspects of their lives. Duty staff and house parents are available at any time for students who may wish to seek their help or advice in any matter.
- The Student Council is made up of representatives from each Tutor group. They convey the wishes and requests of their peers to the staff and on to the Principal.
- Listening to, and understanding, individual needs. We take a personalised approach to teaching and learning, creating a family atmosphere in a safe environment.
- The involvement of the school office which maintains a high quality support service to students and staff, providing; details of arrivals and departures; course requirements and special requests; a link with parents, guardians, and agents; assistance with transport arrangements; and securing pocket money, passports and other documentation.
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