International Admissions

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.

International Admissions

Step 1 – Enquiry

Step 2 – Complete a registration form

Step 3 – Book a visit

Step 4 – Video call with the Headmaster

Step 5 – Assessments

Step 6 – Offer & acceptance of a place

Download a Prospectus

To request a prospectus just put your email address in the box below and we will send you a prospectus along with all relevant literature.

Step 1 - Enquiry

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.

Enquire now.

Step 2 - Complete a registration form

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 £195 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.

Complete the registration form here.

Step 3 - Book a visit

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.

Book a visit.

Step 4 – Video Call with the Headmaster

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.

Step 5 - Assessments

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.

Step 6 - Offer & acceptance of a place

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

Where Our Students Come From

Direct Entry Into Senior School

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.

Programmes For International Students

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.

AGE 5-11: Rossall Prep School curriculum with English Support

COURSE:

The Prep School programme is followed with English as an Additional Language Support provided as required.

BRITISH CURRICULUM KEY STAGE: 

1 – Years 1 to 6

START DATES: 

September, January, April

PROGRESSION ROUTES:

Years 2 to 9 integrated with EAL

AGE 11-14: Key stage 3 integrated programme with English support

COURSE:

Key stage 3 British curriculum is followed for ages 12-14 with English as an additional language support as required. This programme prepares pupils to study the British curriculum by providing an intensive English course within subject contexts, building effective foundations for transfer to the mainstream when the pupil is ready.

BRITISH CURRICULUM KEY STAGE: 

3 – Years 7 to 9

START DATES: 

September, January, April

PROGRESSION ROUTES:

GCSE integrated programme with English support

AGE 14-15: GCSE integrated programme with English support

COURSE:

The GCSE programme is followed with English as an additional language support as required. This programme prepares pupils to study the British curriculum by providing an intensive English course within subject contexts, building effective foundations for transfer to the mainstream when the pupil is ready.

BRITISH CURRICULUM KEY STAGE: 

4 – Year 10

START DATES: 

September, January, April

PROGRESSION ROUTES:

GCSE integrated programme with English support / One year integrated Year 11 programme / One year IGCSE

AGE 15-19: Pre-A Level: Advanced (3 Years)

COURSE:

This three-year course is designed to support both English language, subject development and academic success in small class sizes throughout the three years. Pupils will study up to five subjects (eg: Maths, EAL, Science plus one or two options from Geography, Business Studies, Art and DT and take IGCSE exams or our own Rossall Diploma at the end of year 1 before seamlessly moving into Year 2 and 3 for the full A Level experience. Pupils can choose to join in January and April too, but exams will not need to be taken for pupils joining within these terms. Pupils will then choose three A Level subjects of their choice to complete the full course in Years 2 and 3.

BRITISH CURRICULUM KEY STAGE: 

4 and 5 – Years 11 – 13

START DATES: 

September, January, April

PROGRESSION ROUTES:

Sixth Form: IB or A Level/BTEC

Rossall also offers candidates the CIE First Language Chinese IGCSE which few other schools offer during Year 1 of this course.

AGE 15-19: Pre-A Level: Foundation (3 Years)

COURSE:

This three-year course is designed to support both English language, subject development and academic success in small class sizes throughout. Pupils will study up to three subjects (eg: Maths, EAL, Art, Science and PE). Pupils may be entered for IGCSE exams in subjects where they show ability or our own Rossall Diploma at the end of year 1 before seamlessly moving into Year 2 and 3 for the full A Level experience. Pupils can choose to join in January and April too, but exams will not need to be taken for pupils joining in these terms. Pupils who make excellent progress will then choose three A Level subjects of their choice to complete the full course in Years 2 and 3.

BRITISH CURRICULUM KEY STAGE: 

4 and 5 – Year 11 to 13

START DATES: 

September, January, April

PROGRESSION ROUTES:

Sixth Form: A Level / International Baccalaureate / BTEC

Rossall also offers candidates the CIE First Language Chinese IGCSE which few other schools offer during Year 1 of this course.

AGE 15-19: Pre-IB (1-3 Years)

COURSE:

This course is for pupils wishing to do an intensive year of study in certain key subjects leading to examinations or the Rossall Diploma at the end of Year 1 before continuing on to complete the International Baccalaureate in Years 2 and 3. Designed to support both English language, subject development and academic success, subjects studied will include English Language/Literature, Maths, Science (Biology), Language (eg: German as a first language) and a Humanity. A second language or Design & Technology could be a sixth choice if required. Pupils can take IGCSE exams at the end of Year 1 or indeed the Rossall Diploma instead if preferred. Pupils can choose to join in January and April too, but exams will not need to be taken for pupils joining in these terms. Pupils can then decide to remain at Rossall to continue with the IB.

BRITISH CURRICULUM KEY STAGE: 

4 and 5 – Year 11 to 13

START DATES: 

September, January, April

PROGRESSION ROUTES:

Sixth Form: International Baccalaureate

AGE 9-17: Short Term Programmes

COURSE:

Rossall offers students the chance to enjoy half a term (during the final term of the school year only.) Specialist programmes are followed alongside British curriculum integration during the time for students to get a feel for Rossall life during the summer months whilst British pupils are on campus.

BRITISH CURRICULUM KEY STAGE: 

2, 3, 4 and 5

START DATES: 

April and June 

PROGRESSION ROUTES:

All Rossall School programmes

AGE 7-17: Rossall Summer School

COURSE:

Pupils wanting to gain a taste of Rossall life for two to eight weeks can do so during our Summer months. With 20 hours of English learning a week followed by activities and with trips included too, pupils can enjoy life at Rossall before deciding whether to join one of the courses above.

BRITISH CURRICULUM KEY STAGE: 

2, 3, 4 and 5

START DATES: 

July to August

PROGRESSION ROUTES:

All Rossall School programmes

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