International Pupils

Culford welcomes international students from all over the world who come to us for an outstanding British boarding experience and a life-changing education. Young people of all nationalities are welcome at Culford School and boarding places  are available from the age of 7. The combination of academic study with a wide range of offerings in sports, arts, and activities ensures that our students are active, engaged and happy. 

Entry Requirements

International applicants will need to submit the following:

  1. Passport (image of photo page)
  2. Registration Form
  3. Registration Fee to cover testing
  4. School reports from current and previous year
  5. Interview with a Culford representative and sit assessments

Programme of Study     

  Age UK Curriculum English Exam Min. Stay

Fourth Form

13 Year 9 GCSE Foundation Cambridge English 1 year
Lower Fifth 14 Year 10 GCSE (year 1) Cambridge English 1 year
Lower Sixth and Upper Sixth 16-18 Year 12-13 A-Level (year 1 & 2) IELTS 2 years

Sixth Form Requirements

For those pupils who are already studying GCSEs or IGCSEs the entry qualifications are 7 GCSE passes,  including  Maths and English, at Grade B or above with Grade A or B in the subjects to be studied at A-level.

English for Sixth Form Students

Pupils for whom English is a second language study for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination, a required qualification for entry to a British university.

Learning English at Culford School

Each new pupil’s English language need is assessed upon arrival. English as an Additional Language  (EAL) lessons are delivered either individually or in small groups (fees apply).


All international pupils attending Culford School must have a qualified guardian who lives in the UK. 

Visas & CAS

Non-EU pupils are required to hold a child student visa to enter the UK and study at Culford. 

Payment of Fees

Parents who live overseas must pay two terms’ fees in advance. The credit balance will be repaid after the final term when all expenses have been met. Find out more about Culford School Fees. 

For further information please contact the International Recruitment Manager on +44 1284 385308 or