How to apply from overseas
St Margaret’s international pupils represent over 20 countries.
We place high value on the contribution to our community and the diversity our international students bring. We welcome international applications across the whole school and offer boarding places from Year 7 onwards. Applications can be made directly or through an agent that we are partnered with and who may assist with visas, translation and entrance assessments.
We work hard to make our international admissions process as stress-free as possible, the guide below will take you through each step, but please do get in touch if you have any questions or would like to arrange a virtual meet.
Complete and submit a registration form and fee
The registration form provides us with key information about your child, their current school and the proposed date of entry. A registration fee of £150 for overseas applications is requested upon completion of the form.
Assessment will be based on a virtual interview, a current school report and English and Maths entrance exams. Entrance assessments will need to be overseen by an agent, the current school or the British Council. UKiset results can also be considered.
Offer & Acceptance
Offers are normally sent out within 2 weeks of the interview and receipt of a current school report and need to be formally accepted within 2 weeks.
A non-refundable deposit of £1000 (day place) and £2000 (boarding place) is required to secure your child’s place. £500 of this day/boarding deposit is credited against the first term’s fees and the remainder is returned at the end of the pupil's final term.
Welcome to St Margaret's School
Once the deposit and acceptance of offer is confirmed we will be able to apply for a Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) number to support visa applications.
Before your son or daughter starts at School you will receive our Joining Information Pack which requests detailed information regarding UK guardians, medical history, dietary needs and co-curricular clubs.