King's Bruton

International Admissions

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King’s Bruton welcomes applications from pupils from all over the world and from differing educational backgrounds. Currently, around 13% of our pupils are international and come from a range of countries across Europe and the world.

Our English as an Additional Language (EAL) Department is strong and we welcome applications from pupils who do not have English as their first language. They do need, however, to have sufficient levels of English to cope with being taught in English on entry to the School.

Please contact Vivienne Wells, Head of Overseas Recruitment directly for further information or +44(0)7376000192

The Applications Process

International applicants, or their agents, must provide us with copies of recent school reports and references together with an indication of current levels of English. Once registered, all applicants will be asked for an interview online, or in person if they are able to visit the School. Applicants will also be expected to sit our online entry tests in English, maths and non-verbal reasoning. 

English as an Additional Language

Most applicants who do not have English as their first language, will receive support from our EAL Department. The aim is to help international pupils access the curriculum and develop their study skills in English in order to integrate fully into the School’s academic life.

Please click here for further details about the EAL Department.


International applicants who do not hold a British or EU passport will need a visa to study at the School.

Please click here for more information on visas and immigration.


All international pupils, whose home is outside of the UK, will be expected to have a UK guardian. Whilst the school cannot arrange guardianship for families, we can provide a list of those accredited by AEGIS.

Please click here for a list of AEGIS Accredited Guardianship Organisations

Please click here to read our Guardian Policy

International Recruitment Events

Vivienne Wells, our Head of Overseas Recruitment, regularly meets prospective pupils and their families whilst overseas. She, or her representative, will be visiting a number of countries and events during the next academic year. 


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Hong Kong

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Please do contact Vivienne Wells, Head of Overseas Recruitment to arrange a meeting in any of these countries.

Brexit and EU/EEA Pupils at King’s Bruton

With the deadline of 31st January looming for the UK’s departure from the Europe Union there remains uncertainty as to the future status and visa requirements of EU/EEA pupils studying at King's Bruton.

Post Brexit, King's will continue to welcome European pupils and encourage applications from interested families. Our European and International pupils bring great benefits to the School in all aspects of school life.

We have never differentiated school fees between UK, European or International pupils and will continue to ensure the fees remain consistent across all nationalities.

Although the political landscape around Brexit changes frequently, as of 30th August 2019, the situation for EU/EEA citizen studying in the UK is as follows but may be subject to change based on the outcome of any deal, or ‘no deal’.

  • The UK currently remains a member state of the European Union
  • You continue to benefit from EU free movement rights, meaning you enter and study in the UK without requiring immigration permission.
  • The UK government intends to end free movement after 31st January 2020.
  • Your status will not be affected immediately if you are already studying at King's prior to Brexit day on 31st January 2020.
  • If you wish to remain studying in the UK beyond 31st December 2020, you will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme which is a new requirement in immigration law which asks EEA citizens to register the fact that they study in the UK and apply for the right to continue to study in the UK after free movement between the UK and the EU has ended.  Registration will need to happen between the introduction of the process and, at latest, 30th June 2021.
  • If an EU/EEA child wishes to study at King's after 31st December 2020, a system of immigration controls and constraints for EEA citizens are likely to be implemented after Brexit.
  • Pupils are likely to be treated the same as non-EEA students if first arriving after 31st December 2020 with an amended version of the current immigration rules in place. (Tier 4 Visa)

Currently there are no requirements for EU/EEA pupils to have visas until after 31st December 2020.

We will continue to update the situation regarding EU/EEA pupils as more information is released.

All EU/EEA pupils studying at King's will be provided with a hard copy letter of confirmation from the Headmaster indicating they are full time students at the School to help ease transit through immigration control.

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