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International Students

International Student Admissions

Stonar offers the British curriculum and we have a well-established tradition of educating pupils from all over the world.

There are over 15 nationalities in our diverse boarding community, a place in which you will make friends for life - as well as a major contribution to school life. We welcome applications from overseas: full boarders from Year 5, as well as families relocating who wish to apply for day places.






Hong Kong
















Top 2% of schools for value added at GCSE and A Level





Full boarding - safe & secure environment 



Excellent pastoral care  


Extracurricular options 

Stonar has been very supportive throughout my years studying in the United Kingdom. As a boarding school, it made sure that international students like me, who travelled to study in a new country, felt very welcomed and supported both mentally and physically. I have never felt homesick during the two years living at Stonar. Our Houseparents made sure it felt like home. The community is very diverse and opens up various opportunities for each of us to get to know each other personally and culturally. Lessons wise, our teachers are excellent at understanding what the international community might find difficult in lessons. Stonar, by providing EAL lessons customised to different students, helps pupils to learn English suitable for their age or level. Being a Sixth former, our Head of Sixth Form and all our Tutors were very supportive throughout the planning for universities around the world. Stonar also communicates very well with our parents who are overseas and make sure they know about our learning progress, activities and boarding lives.

Testimonial from Sam from Hong Kong,
Head Girl 2020

Applying For A Place

  • The Admissions Team is experienced in guiding international parents and prospective pupils through our entry requirements, from first enquiry and visit, to your son’s or daughter’s arrival for their first term.
  • Admissions to Stonar are by online examination and an informal interview with the Headmaster or Director of Admissions and Marketing.
  • All international applicants will also sit an English as an Additional Language assessment.
  • An offer of a place is subject to a satisfactory report and reference from the child’s current school.

Entry Points

  • Applications are accepted for entry into Years 7, 9 and the Lower Sixth as per the timings detailed on the Admissions Process page. We will also consider applications for other year groups, subject to availability.

Next Steps

If you are ready to register, please download the paperwork below and contact our Admissions Team for advice on your next steps.

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