Rossall is home to a thriving community of international students, we have 65 nationalities at the school and offer tailored EAL tuition and programmes specifically designed for international students.
We offer many courses for international students depending upon their level of English. You can read more about our programmes below to help you decide which programme is right for your son or daughter.
Our Admissions Team will be delighted to answer any questions you may have and will be able to advise you upon which course(s) may suit your child.
Once you are sure that you would like your child to attend Rossall School, the next step would be to complete a Registration Form.
A copy of your child’s passport is required to complete the registration form.
You will need to pay a non-refundable deposit of £225 per pupil either at this stage or upon acceptance of an offer.
We also require the last two school reports from your child’s/children’s previous school.
The ideal way to see our Senior School and meet our staff is to attend one of our Open Days or book an individual visit.
However, we understand that is not always possible.
You can view our Virtual Tour here and watch a wide selection of videos here.
The next step would be for you and your child or children to have a video call with a member of the Admissions Team, Headmaster and other key members of staff.
This will help you get to know us and it provides you with the perfect opportunity to ask any other questions you may have.
International students will usually be required to complete an entry test in English, and may be asked to attend an interview which can be arranged via video call if preferred.
Our admissions team will be able to answer any questions you may have, and guide you through the process.
Providing we have the space and capacity to accept your child, we will let you know as soon as possible if your child has been successful.
Upon confirmation of acceptance – this includes a deposit of £2,500 (International student), we will send you a welcome information pack which will have all the information you require, from the shape of the day to what uniform you need to purchase.
There will also be a number of forms that you will need to complete and send back to us.
International students with a very good level of English may be accepted for entry directly onto our full British curriculum courses in Senior School, including GCSEs, A Levels and IB Diploma Programme.
Lessons in English as an Additional Language (EAL) will be available for those who need them.
Students in years 7-12 usually have four hours of EAL a week, and students in year 13 have three hours a week.
In the EAL department, students will develop the general English skills that they will need for living and studying in the UK.
They will also have the opportunity to take English Language exams such as Cambridge First Certificate, CAE or IELTS and they will receive the necessary preparation and support for these. We offer a wide range of subject choices at GCSE, A Level and IB.
We offer a range of special courses for international students of different ages and abilities who are not yet ready to access the full British curriculum.
Students on these courses study English and a range of other subjects, further details of which are given in the table below. They have the support of the English as an Additional Language (EAL) Department, whose teachers are well-qualified and experienced in working with learners of English.
In EAL lessons, students will develop their knowledge of grammar and vocabulary as well as the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills they need to live and study in the UK. The number of EAL lessons students have will vary according to their level of English and their language learning needs.
As students’ English skills develop, we prepare and enter them for a range of English Language examinations including KET, PET, FCE, CAE, IGCSE English as a Second Language, IGCSE First Language English, and IELTS, for which they will receive the necessary preparation and practice.
The information below shows the courses available. Please contact us for more details on any of the programmes listed.