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.

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.

Pupils who are new to the school also participate in British Cultural Programme classes where they learn about customs and traditions in the UK. We believe these classes are invaluable in helping newcomers settle in to British life both in and out of the school.

Miss Rachel Hockham, BA (Hons), DELTA
Head of the International Department