International Students

Magdalen Court School is a wonderful place for international pupils to come and feel part of an English school community. Young people come from all over the world to study here, and they receive a very warm welcome. 


As there are such a small number of foreign language speakers here, your child will have an excellent opportunity to speak English all the time, integrate into school life, and improve their English significantly. They will not be lost like they might in a larger institution. Our international students are well looked after and fully included in all the academic, sports and social programmes.

We accept beginners and pupils with a very early level of spoken and written English.

Many students find that the level of English required for GCSE, AS and A2 exams is very high and that they need some extra help with their schoolwork. Our small class sizes and individual approach to learning can help you improve your English in preparation for taking these exams.

Overseas students in lower years do not usually study French, instead having one-to-one or pair group TESOL lessons a few times a week during these times, in order to strengthen the fluency of their English. 

With such small groups and 1:1 teaching available we are able to help individuals make rapid progress with their English. The lessons focus on improving communication and confidence, using a wide range of textbooks and materials. Pupils are also supported with their homework and any subjects they might find challenging. 

Magdalen Court School's modern languages department is well practiced in supporting pupils from overseas with their academic study in England. 

We encourage our pupils to integrate with the British students as much as possible, participating in all the events, activities, excursions, music and sports that happen in school. The small number of overseas pupils makes this very easy and it's very important in helping prepare students academically, socially and pastorally for success in an English school. 

Magdalen Court School has been granted a HIGHLY TRUSTED SPONSOR LICENCE by the UK Border Agency.

The UK Border Agency considers applications for visas to study in the UK.