How to Apply - International Admissions Process
To assist families who live outside the UK and who are unable to make a personal visit to Kingswood, there is an established network of overseas agents representing Kingswood School that are based in different countries around the world and that are able to provide information, advice and assistance with the application process. More information can be found on the Agents, Guardians and Visas page.
All entry papers are marked by Heads of Department and all offers are made by the Headmaster. To secure a place, candidates should complete an acceptance form and pay an acceptance deposit.
Scholarships and Bursaries
A wide range of scholarships are available each year for entry to Years 7, 9 and 12. The awards are made in recognition of excellence in academic ability, Art, Drama, Design and Technology, Music, and Sport. A John Wesley Scholarship to recognise potential in all-round contribution to school life is also available for boarding students.
Scholarships for Year 12 are normally granted in November, Year 7 scholarships in December and Year 9 scholarships in February of the school year preceding entry.
In keeping with the Christian ethos and traditions of the School, the Headmaster and Governors seek to provide financial assistance to families where it is felt that a particular child would benefit from the type of education Kingswood provides and where there is a proven genuine need. All bursary applications are means-tested for eligibility and assessed by the Bursar and Headmaster.
Bursaries are not available for children attending Kingswood Preparatory School unless there are very exceptional circumstances. Parents who wish to be considered for bursarial support should complete the financial statement form which can be obtained by contacting the Admissions department.
The completed form should be submitted, together with any relevant supporting information, for assessment by the Bursar, who will receive it in confidence. As no awards can be made after an offer is made, we encourage families who feel they may be eligible for bursarial support to discuss the matter with the Head of Admissions well in advance of making a formal application for entry and before any assessment papers are taken.
Requesting a Prospectus or a Visit
If you are interested in requesting an international prospectus or arranging a visit, please complete this form.
Fees and Acceptance Deposits
It is the policy of the Governors to review the fees annually and to minimise fee increases. Parents are normally advised of fee increases prior to the beginning of the Summer term. The annual fee is payable in three equal instalments and is due by the first day of each term.
An acceptance deposit of £300.00 for all UK students is payable in order to secure a place that has been offered. An acceptance deposit of £1,000.00 together with a payment of £10,000.00 (which equates to approximately the first term's boarding fees) is payable to secure the place that has been offered to an international student.
The acceptance deposit will be retained until the pupil leaves the school, in accordance with the terms and conditions detailed above.