Here at Adcote School, we embrace students from all countries and believe that in creating a college of many different nationalities it provides a great opportunity for staff and students alike to gain exposure to a diverse variety of languages and cultures.
The International admissions team provides a competitive and unbeatable service to international pupils and parents alike. With Educational Agents based in over 30 countries across the world and dedicated staff for specific regions we aim to make the application process for Adcote School simple and successful.
English as an Additional Language Support
Our school life is enriched by the variety of ideas and perspectives that come from our overseas pupils, and we understand that they can have different educational needs. At Adcote, we are committed to supporting students’ language requirements throughout their courses in order to achieve the standard required to demonstrate their skills in English.
Our pupils can be supported through our EAL (English as a Foreign Language) department and be provided with tailored weekly instruction as part of their regular timetable. Our weekly provision is typically as follows:
Years 3-9: 1 hour per week (General English)
Years 10-11: 4 hours per week (IGCSE English and Academic English Support)
Years 12-13: 3 hours per week (IELTS and Academic English Support)
Special arrangements can also be made depending on the needs of every student. This can range from support for English language proficiency tests (e.g. Cambridge First or Advanced) to additional support in academic or general English.
Adcote School welcomes international students to join us for a short-term Immersion Programme, lasting from half a term up to two terms. This will allow students will get a true taste of boarding school life in the United Kingdom. Students will join classes with their year group and study alongside native English speakers. They will stay in boarding and make new friends with their fellow boarders and take part in a wealth of different extra-curricular activities offered at Adcote School. Students in the immersion programme can take advantage of the school’s sports facilities, join the choir or orchestra, or participate in one of the numerous plays and events hosted each term. This is the perfect opportunity for international students improve their English skills and immerse themselves in the British boarding school culture, with the potential to join Adcote School for a longer-term programme.
We welcome students to join us at the beginning of the Autumn, Spring, and Summer terms. If you have any questions during any part of the application process, our International Admissions team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
To begin the application process, the school requires a copy of your passport, your academic transcript from the two previous academic years and a completed application form. Once you have all these documents, please send them to your regional manager. Once your region’s manager has received these documents, they will schedule an online interview with you. Following the interview, they will arrange for you to sit an entrance test.
When all these steps have been completed, the school will be ready to make an offer for you to join Adcote School.