International Applicants

Culford caters for international pupils who spend their schooling at Culford, and those who just stay for a short period of time on our one-year GCSE programme

International Applicants

Young people of all nationalities are welcome at Culford School with boarding places available from the age of seven. Approximately 18% of pupils at Culford come from overseas to board each year. Most pupils come to Culford for full-time courses, but it is occasionally possible for stays of three terms or less.

More information about Entry Requirements, EAL (English as an Additional Language) Provision, Guardians and VISAs can be found in the International Admissions section.

International Admissions

One-Year International GCSE Programme

Small by design, Culford’s one-year GCSE programme delivers a personalised learning experience within a supportive and caring environment. A dedicated team of staff skilled in working with English as an Additional Language (EAL) learners teach the core subjects, study-skills, and courses in health and personal development. Teachers are able to accommodate each pupil’s needs and learning style using a mixture of traditional teaching methods, and advanced IT resources.

Students are fully immersed in the life of the school and enjoy a full British boarding school experience. They live in the Senior School Boarding Houses, where a dedicated Houseparent cares for each student’s personal development and well-being. In addition, the International IGCSE Tutor oversees the pastoral and academic needs of each pupil in the programme. At Culford, we care deeply about the well-being of each student, which is why the quality of our pastoral care has been rated as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in their latest report.

Nurtured and challenged by this intensive and enriching programme, successful students go on to study A-levels at prestigious UK boarding schools.

Download the One Year International GCSE Programme Booklet

For more information please contact the Admissions Office on +44 01284 385308 or email