Founded in 1949, it is unusually fortunate in its site and buildings. These are part of a large rural estate, next to the pretty village of Acton Burnell in a particularly beautiful part of Shropshire. The principal building is a very elegant regency (1811) mansion. Other very attractive buildings are within a couple of minutes’ walk; all lie amidst lawns and gardens. There are many excellent modern facilities, including a science block, student social centre, sports hall and a music block and theatre. Boarding accommodation is comfortable in single or twin-study bedrooms (boys and girls in separate residential blocks). The college’s name is claimed to symbolise its life and ethos; it is multinational with representatives from some 30 countries. The staff/pupil ratio is a very favourable 1:8 and examination results are very good. Music and drama are well supported. There is a standard range of sports and games and regular excursions to the continent and further afield are organised. The school remains open to pupils in half terms and Easter holidays.