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International Students

Study in the UK

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We regularly welcome international students* from a variety of countries to join our school community. International families choose Akeley Wood because of our commitment to academic excellence, character development, global perspectives, and British values, as well as our excellent exam results, university destinations and strong focus on wellbeing. All students – British, EU and international – are charged the same fees, regardless of nationality or immigration status.

International admissions

Students who are non-native English speakers will be asked to meet online with a member of our parent company, Cognita’s international team, who will informally assess their English language level. The international team will then advise the school whether the student would benefit from additional support with their English prior to enrolment and/or during the first year of their studies.

Akeley Wood and Cognita work with a range of international student recruitment agencies, education consultants and relocation agents. Agents and consultants are invited to contact the international admissions team at Cognita about representation.

International students who receive an offer to study at Akeley Wood will be asked to accept their place by completing and returning an acceptance form and paying a deposit equal to one term’s fees. The international deposit will be returned at the end of a student’s time at the school, providing appropriate notice has been given and all fees have been settled.

Akeley Wood’s parent company, Cognita, has a licence to sponsor Child Student visas. Please contact Cognita’s international team if you would like to discuss visa sponsorship. The team will be glad to support you throughout your application and subsequent studies. Families are asked to settle the academic year’s fees in full and pay a £500 administration fee for each Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) in advance of sponsorship.

The international team can support parents of students aged 4 to 11 years old who wish to join their children in the UK under the Parent of a Child Student visa route.

We also welcome international students who are dependents of their parents’ investor, skilled worker, and diplomatic visas, as well as those who come to the UK under many other immigration routes.