International Admissions

The Royal School’s International Department welcomes pupils from all over the world. We understand how it feels to be in a different environment away from home and in a significantly new culture. All of the teachers in our department have lived, studied and taught in other countries outside the UK. Licensed by the UKVI as a Student route sponsor, we have an excellent track record of sponsoring international pupils and their visa applications.

We provide CAS letters for visa applications in-house. Our Head of Admissions will work directly with you and your family, guiding all parties through the visa application process. You can rely on us to manage the process, as we will provide you with only one point of contact. We attend various events throughout the year where we enjoy meeting our agents and connecting with new ones.

Our international pupils do not have English as their first language and therefore we recognise that they need additional support in order to gain the most from their studies across the curriculum. English language learners work towards internationally recognised qualifications including Cambridge University Language Assessment Examinations (e.g. IELTS) and IGCSE in English as a Second Language. These ensure our students are fully equipped with the correct language requirements for university entrance.

Working with The Royal School

The Royal School acknowledges the importance of Educational Agents who represent international students who are interested in applying to study at the school. The school aims to ensure that the admissions process is accessible to all applicants. To this end, an agency agreement will be issued and updated annually, along with a Certificate of Affiliation that the agency will receive. Please note that all certificates and agreements are valid for one academic year and will be reviewed and updated annually.

Our school is open to visits by agents all year round. If you are a parent or student who is unable to visit us in person, we would be happy to arrange an online meeting with our Head or Head of Boarding. To schedule a visit or virtual meeting, please contact our Admissions Department at (

Applying for a boarding place

Submit an enquiry

The first step in our school admission journey is to contact our Admissions team at and provide the following information about your student:

  • the year they wish to join the school
  • a copy of their latest school reports
  • a copy of a valid passport

The information will be reviewed by our Head of Admissions to evaluate progression to the next stage of the admissions process


To proceed to the next stage, please complete a registration form for each pupil and pay the registration fee of £200 per pupil. Please note that the fee for short term boarders (half a term or less) is £100. 

Entrance Assessments

Prospective pupils will be asked to complete an English and Maths entrance assessment under exam conditions as well as an online interview. Assessments can be conducted and invigilated online or via the agent’s office under exam conditions.

Offer and Acceptance

Successful applicants will be offered a place to join The Royal. To accept a place, pupils will then need to complete our acceptance paperwork and pay an acceptance deposit.

Working with us

To learn more about The Royal School, our agent commission structure, and partnering with us, please get in touch with our Head of Admissions, who will be delighted to hear from you.  or by telephone on + 44 1428 603051.