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Immanuel College (HMC)

Age group: 11 - 18
Headteacher: Mr Charles Dormer
Immanuel College (HMC)
87-91 Elstree Road
WD23 4EB
Telephone: 020 8955 8938 (term time) 020 8950 0604 (holidays)
Fax: 020 8950 8687
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Immanuel College is an HMC independent senior and preparatory co-educational school located in a tranquil 11-acre site dominated by Caldecote Towers, a Grade II listed 19th-century mansion, in Bushey, Hertfordshire (on the outskirts of north London).  The senior school educates pupils aged 11 to 18 years of age, who study for GCSE, IGCSE and A Level courses, whilst the Preparatory School, which opened in September 2011 with a Reception class for 4-5 year-olds, will educate pupils aged 4-11 years of age. 

The school is characterised by academic excellence, expert pastoral care and inspiring Jewish education. The College offers each of its pupils the nurturing environment and individual attention required to maximise their academic potential.  Small class sizes promote confident learning and rapid academic progress.  The College's pupils achieve excellent GCSE and A Level results and 97 per cent of its sixth-form students obtain offers from their first choice of university.  A recent report by The Sutton Trust placed Immanuel College in the top 2 per cent of schools nationally in terms of its students' success in gaining admission to the thirteen most competitive research universities.
The foundation of Immanuel's academic excellence is the nurturing approach to pupils provided by its expert and exceptionally attentive pastoral system, which supports the personal, social and academic development of each pupil. The close relationship between teachers, pupils and parents ensures that pupils' strengths are built upon and needs for their individual development addressed. 
Pupils feel at home in a school founded on Jewish values and learning: by the end of their time at Immanuel College, they not only are confident and well qualified academically, but have also attained a deep understanding of their faith and of the place of Jewry in the modern world.  Immanuel College believes that Jewish and secular learning shed light on one another, that Israel is central to the destiny of the Jewish people, and that girls and boys should have the same opportunities for Jewish learning.

Admission to the Senior School of Immanuel College is by competitive examination. All senior-school candidates sit entrance examinations in English and Mathematics; scholarship candidates have the option of sitting a Jewish Studies examination of an hour's duration. All senior-school candidates are subsequently called for interview. The school offers academic scholarships and exhibitions in music and art. Admission into the Preparatory School is on the basis of an informal assessment consisting of a play session and a focus activity.

Details of the application procedure for both the senior and preparatory schools, application forms for download, and details of the 10 Immanuel Jakobovits Scholarships (worth up to 100% of school fees) available for Year 7 entry annually, are available from the school website or by contacting the Admissions Department (details below).

The Sixth Form

The pursuit of academic excellence is a defining feature of the Immanuel College Sixth Form. The rigorous yet supportive tuition provided by the school's expert subject specialists enables students consistently to reach and then extend themselves beyond their academic potential.

Students are not only equipped to achieve excellent A Level results (and, in turn, obtain sought-after places at the UK's leading universities) but are also encouraged to think independently and to develop their own responses to the material that they study.

The ambitious and vibrant culture of the Sixth Form provides a stimulating environment in which students can take intellectual risks, challenge the premises of conventional thought, exchange ideas, and probe beyond the confines of examination syllabuses. Sixth-form students thus grow intellectually in a way that enables them to excel in their A Level studies, preparing them for study at undergraduate level, and equipping them to respond to the challenges of their future careers.

External applications for Immanuel College Sixth Form for the coming academic year may be submitted at any time during the preceding academic year. However, early applications are strongly encouraged, as it increases the likelihood of applicants being offered their first choice of A Level subjects.  Further details of how to apply for admission into the Sixth Form are available on the school website.


Telephone: 020 8955 8938 (term time)
020 8950 0604 or Lynda Dullop on 07872 604 767 (holiday time)

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