International Admissions

We welcome both boys and girls from across the world into our boarding community at Luckley House School, but our international admissions policy is to keep a balance of nationalities and cultures to encourage integration between all pupils. We currently have pupils in boarding from the UK, Russia, Jordan, Germany, France, Spain, China, Nigeria, South Korea, Uganda and Hong Kong.

If you live overseas, please complete the registration form and submit it with a £100 registration fee, either directly, or via an agent. We will require an initial report giving an account of your child’s academic achievements and personal qualities.

Your child will be required to sit appropriate entrance tests under examination conditions and take an ‘English as a Second Language’ (ESL) written test to determine his/her level of English. Arrangements can be made for applicants to sit our tests at their current school.

Your son or daughter will also be invited to have a SKYPE interview with the Head, if they are unable to visit the school in person.

Guardianship

All overseas boarders are expected to have a guardian based in the UK. Guardians are responsible for caring for boarders during holidays, if the pupil does not return home. We do not have compulsory Exeats, but there is an optional Exeat weekend each half term. This is a  quiet weekend when boarders will be encouraged to go home with a friend, but will be fully catered for if they prefer to remain in school.

Language Support for International Students

We offer students, whose first language is not English, the opportunity to develop their language skills and to become confident speakers. Our well qualified, specialist EAL teachers provide one to one lessons for pupils. Your son or daughter will be integrated into the mainstream classes when they join the school as we believe total immersion in the language environment is the most effective method of gaining fluency. All lessons run by our EAL teacher cover pronunciation, grammar, colloquial language, idioms and vocabulary. Lessons are planned to suit the needs of the individual pupil. Specialist course books, work books and CDs are used together with video and audio resources. Pupils are also able to borrow relevant books from the library.

Partnership Arrangement with London International Study Centre

We have a partnership arrangement with the London International Study Centre (LISC) to provide a range of study options for international students to prepare them for studying A Levels at Luckley House School. This can include English Language courses, one-year IGCSE or pre-A Level courses. The student will be sponsored for their Tier 4 licence by Luckley House School  and will spend an agreed time at LISC, before joining Luckley House School to begin their A Level courses. During this preparatory period, the student will keep in close contact with Luckley and will join us for various enrichment events and occasional weekend boarding.

LISC is an independent tutorial college and a study centre, awarded the ‘exceeding expectations’ outstanding award in its last three ISI inspections. Information about LISC is available on their website at http://londonisc.com.

Speak to the Registrar if you would like to pursue this option.