International students

We have a long history of welcoming International students to Leighton Park and our international cohort form a strong part of our community adding to the rich diversity of the whole school.
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International students

Applying directly to the School

If you are applying to the School directly the process is similar to the application for students who are permanent residents of the UK. We will require a copy of the student’s most recent school report prior to Registration. Find further details about how to apply below.

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English as an Additional Language (EAL)

If English is not a student’s first language then they will be enrolled on the EAL programme, to develop their confidence and academic English skills.

Group EAL lessons are included free of charge, while Individual lessons are charged at an hourly rate.

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Further information

Your completed registration form should be accompanied by the registration fee of £100 for EU nationals or £175 for non-EEA nationals together with a copy of the student’s birth certificate and passport. Please note, the registration fee is non-refundable.

If your first language is not English you will be asked to sit an EAL (English as an Additional Language) test and in addition you may be required to sit other subject area papers depending upon your previous educational background and subjects studied.

We understand that it may not be possible for students from overseas to sit the tests at Leighton Park School. Therefore, arrangements can be made via the Admissions Office for students to sit tests, under strict examination conditions, at their current school or if you are applying via an agent in their offices.

In these circumstances the required interview with a member of our senior academic team will be arranged and carried out using Zoom.

For non-EEA students* there is a supplement of £400 a term to contribute towards the additional costs, both direct and indirect, involved in accommodating overseas students at the school. These include costs such as assisting and supporting our international students to adapt to a UK school, to improve co-operation with their parents and for additional general administration.

Applicants will be classified as having UK or EEA status if the child has an UK or EEA passport, or permanent leave to remain in the UK.

Proof of evidence will be required. For the avoidance of doubt EEA, for the purposes of Leighton Park’s fee structure, includes all member states of the EEA and Switzerland.

Any applicant who does not have a UK or EEA passport will be required to pay the non-EEA registration fee, the non-EEA acceptance fee and the non-EEA fees, without exception.

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If you are offered a place at Leighton Park School you may require a CAS to support your visa application to the UK Visa and Immigration to study in the UK. Should you need to discuss your CAS please contact our Registrar. You will not be able to commence your studies at Leighton Park without a valid visa.

If you are representing families that wish to apply to Leighton Park, please see our Agents’ page.

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