Admissions Procedure for International Students
We welcome applications from students of all nationalities.
While we are happy to accommodate applications from individual students, in the following markets – Germany, Russia, Spain, Hong Kong and mainland China - we prioritise those from our preferred agents, details of which can be found on the following pages. If you would like to become a preferred agent please email the Admissions Office, who will be happy to hear from you. More information regarding our preferred agents and the application process can be found here.
The majority of students join at Third Form (13+) or in Lower Sixth (16+). Competition is strong and we advise early registration to secure a place. Please note that if a candidate requires sponsorship to join the school, this should be raised with the Admissions Department as soon as possible. It is a condition of Tier 4 sponsorship that students are full boarders for the duration of their studies at Bloxham School.
Students will normally visit the school and those wishing to register will be asked, via their agent, to provide relevant school reports and a hand written 200 word outline of themselves and why they want to study at Bloxham. Students who are unable to visit the school will be interviewed via Skype, where an initial assessment of their language skills and interests is taken.
13+ and 14+ international students are asked to complete entrance tests in maths and English as well as an English listening assessment. 16+ pupils should be able to demonstrate, via their school report, the ability to achieve an equivalent to GCSE grade 6 or above in the subjects they wish to study at A Level. Those wishing to study maths, will need to sit a separate paper. Entrance tests will normally be taken at school. Occasionally, and at the discretion of the Admissions Office, papers may be taken elsewhere, provided adequate invigilation can be guaranteed.
Upon successful completion of the tests, applicants who have visited the school will be offered a place. Those who have not been able to visit in person are then interviewed for a second time via Skype before an offer is made.
Entrance tests will normally be taken at school. Occasionally, and at the discretion of the Admissions Office, papers may be taken elsewhere, provided adequate invigilation can be guaranteed.
Internal English and maths papers. Oxford English listening test.
Those wishing to study maths will sit an internal maths paper. All other applicants will need to be able to show, through their reports, the ability to achieve an equivalent to GCSE grade 6 or above in the subjects they wish to study at A Level.