With every passing year we are very happy to welcome more pupils (and staff!) from all around the world, provided that English is either their first language or a strong second language. We are of course registered with the UK Visa and Immigration Agency for overseas students.
Some of our pupils from overseas are foreign nationals, some are from expat families, and some in the Armed Services. We have pupils and staff from a wide range of countries throughout the world.
Location and Transport
We are very lucky with our location in that the historic Jacobean country house, around which the school has developed, is set in ancient parkland and beautiful gardens that for many typify rural England at its finest.
Although a rural setting, we are within reach of London, Canterbury and Brighton for boarding trips, while the coast is just a few minutes away, enabling a wide range of activities. Gatwick Airport is approximately 75 minutes by taxi, and Ashford International railway station, with high-speed trains to the Continent, is just 20 miles away. We are happy to support overseas parents with their transport arrangements.
Students whose parents live overseas must have an adult guardian who lives in the UK (no more than 2 hours away) who will agree to be responsible for the pupil on behalf of their parents. This is often a relative, family friend, or the parents may elect to use a UK Guardian agency. It is essential that a guardian is appointed before any pupil joins us and that we have full contact details.