Welcome to the International Students’ section of Kingsley School. We value our International Students highly. We do our best to make them feel ‘at home’ here while helping them achieve their academic goals, whether it is getting a place at a good university or passing GCSEs or GCE A Level examinations. In the same way that our International Students benefit from participating in our English educational environment, we enjoy and appreciate the contact with other cultures that they can offer us.
Kingsley School is a Tier 4 Sponsor accredited by UK Visas and Immigration and enjoys an exceptional record in gaining visas for our non European students.
To the student:
Studying in a different country is a brave and exciting step. We will make life easier for you in the first weeks and after, explaining everything you need to know to make your time here happy and successful. There is always someone near who will answer any questions you have.
To see video introductions from some of our students in their own language please click International Introductions
New legislation relating to the Vetting and Barring policy came into place in October 2009. This means that we have to be far more active as a school in ensuring that the boarders are being looked after in the holiday periods in a way that is seen as reasonable in British law.
In view of this the following must be in place before an internatinal boarder may start at Kingsley School. International Boarders should have a named guardian whilst attending Kingsley School or have an appointed guardian agency accredited by AEGIS. (AEGIS is an organisation in Britain that ensures the quality of care for overseas students when in the care of guardianship agencies.) Named guardians must be over 25, not be living in communal residence such as university accommodation and must be close relations to the student (someone that they know). It may be possible to consider close family friends but the school will reserve the right to deem a proposed guardian as not suitable if it feels the named guardian is not suitably acquainted with the student.
A programme offering first class support and home from home accommodation for students at Kingsley School. At Kingsley School we offer the ‘Guardianship Programme,’ our commitment to ensuring international students’ and parents’ needs are fully supported. Kingsley’s Guardianship Programme is a culmination of years of experience in supporting, caring, hosting & looking after the needs of international students by a dedicated hard working teaching and staff team. We offer a service whereby every half term our boarders can choose to remain at school, rather than be posted with host families or require a commercial guardian service.
For more details please see below
A coach for students, accompanied by a member of staff, travels from London’s Heathrow Airport at the beginning of each term and returns at the end of each term. A letter requesting travel details for the coming half term and end of term will be sent for each academic term.
To book a seat for your child on the coach please contact Mrs Ann Neale as soon as possible with your child's flight details including flight arrival date, time and flight number.
PHONE: +44 1237 426243
Mrs Neale is happy to help students with the booking of Taxis, Trains and Buses within the U.K.
It is most important that you inform the school if your child is travelling as an unaccompanied minor. You will either need to make arrangements for a Guardian to accompany your child at the airport or alternatively, the school will offer this service at an additional charge.
If you require this service, please contact the school no later than three weeks before the end of term.