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International Admissions

"International pupils are welcomed in our community and do much to enrich it. Each brings something individual to the school and all serve to open our eyes and minds to the wider world, increasing our knowledge and respect for other cultures.

We have, I believe, a fully integrated community with academic and extra-curricular opportunities that prepare the individual to follow the path they choose when they leave us, whilst also establishing a lifelong connection with friends they have made".

Steffan Griffiths, Head Master  

Our international programme

Norwich School is proud to welcome pupils from all over the world to join our Sixth Form community. Our international pupils join us in our Lower Sixth form (from 16 years +) and are wholly integrated into our academic and extra-curricular life. 


Homestay and guardianship

Norwich School is a day school, and so our international pupils are placed with our trusted and highly-experienced ‘homestay parents’, all of whom are rigorously interviewed and undergo vetting by the police. The welfare, happiness, safety and security of our international pupils are of paramount importance and we consult regularly with our homestay pupils to ensure that they are completely satisfied with the environments in which they lodge and study.

Our homestay scheme is managed by Gabbitas Education who also act as guardians to international pupils.

To find out more about how Norwich School works with Gabbitas to support our international pupils' homestay arrangements, please watch the short film:


International pupils: fees 

Fees collected by Norwich School:

  • Registration: £350
  • Acceptance fee (refundable): £550
  • Tuition fees (2018-19): £20,835.29 per annum (includes academic tuition, term-time school lunches, accident insurance and additional English tuition).

Fees collected by Gabbitas:

  • Homestay fee (2018-19): £8,201 per annum
  • Administration fee (2018-19): £2,442

For a breakdown of the estimated cost of the international programme 2018/19, please see our cost summary here.

Fees are due and payable in full, both to both Norwich School and Gabbitas, before the commencement of the school term to which they relate and must have been received as cleared funds by that date. The fee bill will include an amount relating to the next term and may include charges arising from the previous term.

Queries regarding international tuition fees should be addressed to Mary Cherry, Bursar at Norwich School. Queries about the Gabbitas fees should be directed to Danielle Flood, Student Support Services & Guardianship Manager at Gabbitas, at


Application process

We will consider applicants put forward by agents and are also happy to receive direct approaches and applications. We seriously consider all quality applicants that show an interest in Norwich School.

We expect levels of English to be high: an IELTS score of 5.5 at 15.5 years old is a good marker. We test English proficiency through the Password English Test, which all candidates take. If applicants wish to study Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Maths, they must take further tests to move through the application process. If candidates are successful at Password, the school tests and a face-to-face or Skype interview, they are put forward by the International Admissions team for consideration by the Head Master and the Director of Studies.

We are happy to accept applicants throughout the school year and will indicate on our website when our international list is full.

Download the international application form here. 


Tier 4 Student Visas

 As a Tier 4 Sponsor, we are happy to provide a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to enable Tier 4 entry to the UK for international students who have accepted a place at the school. We issue the CAS from mid-June in the year of entry.


New International Consultancies

If you are interested in establishing a relationship with Norwich School or wish to register a prospective pupil with us, please contact either Peter Goddard, Director of Development & Engagement (+441603 728 447) or Holly Sharples, Admissions Registrar (+441603 728 449).


Download a Prospectus 

Download the Norwich School International Prospectus here
Find out more about the International Fees Breakdown here.


International Music Summer School

The International Music Summer School (for pupils aged 15-18) is a collaboration between Norwich School and Pro-Am Strings, offering talented violinists, viola players, cellists and pianists from around the world the opportunity to engage in 2 weeks of music making, whilst being immersed in the English language and culture.

To find out more about the course and how to apply, download the programme here.
Download the international Music Summer School application form here