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.
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. 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.
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 can either be taken at Bloxham or at the child’s current school, British Council Office or agent’s office, provided adequate invigilation can be guaranteed.
Online Password entry tests in maths and English
Online Password entry tests in English and maths if relevant to A Level choices. 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.