International Admissions (8-18)
At Giggleswick we consider all applications for children who would benefit from our balanced well-rounded education.
The first step is to complete the registration form and return it to us, together with copies of the pupil’s last two school reports (translated into English), a handwritten personal statement by the child, a copy of their passport and the registration fee (£165).
Students must complete our entrance tests in English and Mathematics. These tests must be taken under strict standards of supervision at the student’s present school, or at Giggleswick during a visit to the school.
We encourage families to visit the school for interview if possible and pupils may stay overnight to get a better feel for boarding life at Giggleswick. A visit in person may not always be possible but you will always have a video call with our International Admissions Manager.
Each year we make visits to the Far East, the Middle East and Europe, and if a candidate's application coincides with our trip, we would love to meet you there in person.
Once a student’s reports, tests and interview have been assessed, an offer of a place can be made. Acceptance of the place should be made within 3 weeks of the date of the offer letter. On acceptance of a place, the entry deposit of £5,500 (non-EU) or £750 (EU) is required to secure the place. This amount is refunded, minus any accrued sundries, at the end of a pupil's career at Giggleswick.
Usually, the minimum time a place will be offered for is one full academic year
A student visa is required for all international students. A Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to support visa applications will be issued for pupils once we have received the formal acceptance of the offer of a place, and the deposit payment has been received, together with the relevant documents required to issue the CAS.