Director of the Crown Prince’s International Scholarship Program (CPISP) Dr. Cynthia Gessling received at the Court of the Crown Prince Mrs. Caitriona Redding, Head of International Admissions at Oundle Boarding and Day School, which is one of the boarding schools in the UK that the CPISP deals with as part of its policy to enroll governmental school scholarship recipients into boarding schools in the UK or preparatory schools in the US for a period of two years to either complete their A Levels or obtain an American High School Diploma, before applying to university.
Dr. Gessling welcomed Mrs. Redding and praised the established ties of cooperation between the CPISP and Oundle School. She went on to emphasize the important role of boarding and preparatory schools in preparing students for the requirements of university life, both academically and culturally, especially in terms of developing their English language and writing skills, as well as introducing them to different cultures. Dr. Gessling affirmed that five CPISP scholars attended Oundle School before going on to gain acceptance at reputable universities, which include Cambridge University, Imperial College London, Nottingham University, and the University of Bath.
From her side, the Head of International Admissions affirmed Oundle’s keenness to strengthen its ties and cooperation with the Crown Prince’s International Scholarship Program, and praised the caliber and academic excellence of the Crown Prince’s scholars, as well as the CPISP’s efforts to provide outstanding Bahraini students with top international educational opportunities, and develop their capabilities. She went on to thank the Ministry of Education and the CPISP for arranging for her visits to Khawla Secondary Girls School and St. Christopher’s school, which allowed her to observe the educational systems available in Bahrain, and wished all the students success.