Overseas admissions

Bede's Prep offers a nurturing environment to live and work for all our international pupils and children join us as boarders from Year 5. The boarding community at Bede's Prep is small and therefore offers the perfect introduction to boarding for children who are likely to be living away from home for the first time.  

Many of our international boarders join Bede's Prep before heading off to our Senior School but a small number of our international boarders join us for shorter periods such as a year or a couple of terms.

Wherever possible we encourage parents to visit the School before applying as it helps the child get to know us and we them.  However, we understand that for families living overseas this is not always practical and therefore we can make arrangements remotely if necessary.  Usually this will involve a Skype meeting with parents and a chat with the child themselves.  This may involve our English as an Additional Language Co-ordinator and Boarding Parent to help assess language ability and suitability for boarding.  We may also ask your child to sit a Ukiset test to further help us assess their English as well as general cognitive abilities.  Our Assistant Registrar, Rachel Lewis will be happy to discuss everything with you ahead of this process beginning.  

Should your child require a visa to study in the UK we are happy to advise on this as well.

If you would like to find out more please contact our Assistant Registrar on prep.admissions@bedes.org