International Boarders

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Bede's is located less than an hour away from Gatwick and London Heathrow, making us a fantastic School for overseas pupils.

More importantly, we believe that there is little reason for International Boarders to come to an English boarding school unless they will be truly integrated into school life.

With award-winning boarding houses and one of the country's leading EAL departments, we guarantee that those boarders who join us from outside the UK have every opportunity to become fluent in English, and with our exceptional school caterers and action-packed Weekend Programme full of trips and events we pride ourselves on offering a 'better than home' experience.

To help international pupils assimilate into the Bede's community, we keep caps on our total numbers of overseas pupils and ensure that we have no more than 30 pupils of each nationality at the school at any one time - apart from UK boarders, of course!

Our Head of Boarding also works closely with our Admissions Team to ensure that pupils who speak different languages are evenly mixed into our five Boarding Houses and year groups, guaranteeing that all of our International Boarders enjoy a truly British experience.

Our Student Travel Coordinator is here to assist parents, guardians and students with half term and end of term travel arrangements. The service is offered to all boarding students.

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