International Students

Girls coming to the United Kingdom with  their family

Northampton High School is pleased to welcome a number of international students into the school every year. If you are moving to the United Kingdom and bringing your daughter with you on your VISA, or if she holds a UK passport, she may join Northampton High School by following our standard entry procedures as long as she is currently attending an International School following the UK education system.

Girls coming to the United Kingdom without family

We are registered as a Tier 4 Child Sponsor with the UK Border Agency. This means that we are able to take girls from overseas schools without their parents, by sponsoring their visit. 

We currently welcome between 4 and 8 girls from China each year into our Sixth Form. Girls must be over 16 but under 18 at the start of their A level course. Our overseas agency is Gateway Education, all girls must apply through this agency and not through the school directly. Gateway Education will arrange for the appropriate examinations and interviews to take place. We ask that girls hold an average IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent.

As we are a day school all girls will stay with host families that Gateway Education will arrange, therefore all offers made to study at the school are done in conjunction with the contract that families will take with Gateway.

Under normal circumstances we only sponsor overseas students who come through our agency, Gateway.

Girls who have English as an additional language (EAL) are required to take EAL lessons in school and are charged for this during their time with us. From September 2017, sponsored students will also pay an overseas administration charge each year. Gateway Education can provide details on all charges and procedures.