International Pupils

We are a British prep school with an international outlook. We value children from all countries and nationalities.

We value the contribution that every child makes to school life including our international pupils.  We have children from a number of different countries and nationalities including many ex-pat and UK Forces families.

The value of joining Horris Hill School at an early age, with English as a second language, is vast.  The majority of our international pupils will join us in Years 3 or 4, giving them the best chance of improving their English and adapting to the curriculum in preparation for entrance to the best British independent Senior Schools.


The assessment process is the same for all pupils.  We will arrange remote interviews and parent meetings, and older children will be assessed virtually too.   We expect a good level of English from our international pupils so that our wonderfully varied curriculum is enjoyed and understood. We do have a limited EAL (English as an additional language) provision where pupils can be supported during their educational journey.

Child Student Sponsorship (for children without a visa)

Horris Hill School is licensed, by UKVI (UK Visas and Immigration Agency) to provide children with a sponsored place at the school.  We accept applications from all non-British nationals.   In accordance with UKVI guidelines, parents of overseas pupils may be required to pay between one and three terms fees in advance before an online Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) is completed.


Every overseas child must have an Aegis approved Guardian in the UK, living within reasonable distance of our school.  We want to know that your child will be collected and looked after over Exeat weekends and short breaks.  We want to know that there is someone we can call should they become ill and need to leave school.  We will ask you to complete a 'Responsible Adult Form' before your child starts with us.


Horris Hill School already works with a number of agents to place children at the school. We would be delighted to welcome any agents to the school to see what we have to offer and how we can welcome international families to our school. Agents are asked to contact our Bursar directly, by email, to


To support the student’s visa application, the school provides a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) if required. The following documents are necessary for sponsorship:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Passports
  • Copies of the student’s passport
  • Copies of the parents’ passports
  • School report
  • Guardianship contract and agreement
  • TB certificate
  • Travel arrangements for the child