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International & Overseas Pupils

How to apply (International)

We welcome applications to Durham School from overseas pupils, the first stage of the application process is to: 

  • Complete an application form and pay the application fee
  • Return the completed form to the School with a copy of your child's latest school report
  • For identification purposes we require a copy of your child's and both parents passports 

All applicants are subject to the following entry requirements:

 

Entry Requirements For International Pupils 

All entrance assessements can be carried out in the applicant's home country.

 

Entry into Bow, Durham School (age 3-11, EYFS- Yr6) 

Pupils will be assessed on their current school reports and references. They will not be required to sit any entrance tests. In some cases, pupils will be invited to take part in a Skype interview. 

 

Entry into Years 7,8,9,10 & Pre A-Level Programme

Pupils will be assessed on their current school reports and references, as well as sitting an appropriate invigilated English and Mathematics entrance paper and also taking part in a Skype interview.

 

Entry into Year 12 (Sixth Form)

For International pupils for whom English is not their first language, a minimum academic IELTS score of 5.5 is required. Pupils will also be assessed on their current school reports and references, as well as sitting an invigilated English and Mathematics entrance paper and also taking part in a Skype interview.

If the pupil has been studying in the UK or in an English School overseas, they need a minimum of 5 GCSEs or IGCSEs at grade 6, plus at least a grade 4 in Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. Ideally, a minimum grade of 6 is required in those stubjects that the pupil intends to study at A Level.

Applicants will also be assessed on their current school reports and references and will take part in a Skype interview with the School.

For International pupils where English is their first language and they have not sat GCSEs or IGCSEs in their current school, they will assessed on their current school reprts and may be required to sit entrance assessements.

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