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International Students

International Student Admissions

Stonar is an exceptional co-educational day and boarding school, offering the British curriculum to pupils from 2 to 18. We have a well-established tradition of educating pupils from all over the world. International pupils make up a small proportion of the Stonar community, however they make 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.  Our commitment to outstanding pastoral care, a comprehensive curriculum, and a vibrant co-curricular programme fosters holistic growth and nurtures a lifelong love of learning in our safe and secure rural setting.


High achieving


Global outlook - 15 nationalities


Full boarding - safe & secure environment 

While we encourage visits from international families, we understand that this may not always be feasible. Therefore, we are always happy to arrange video calls to tell you more about the school and answer any questions you may have. Alternatively, the Headmaster and members of the Admissions team embark on overseas trips annually and are always delighted to meet with prospective students and their families during these visits.

Choosing to pursue your education in the UK can be an overwhelming prospect, especially from a distance. However, we remain committed to providing unwavering support and guidance throughout the entire process, ensuring a smooth and stress-free transition.


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.

Places are normally offered to successful candidates within two weeks of sitting our assessment tests and having the interview. Places should be accepted within four weeks of receipt of an offer. After that time, the School reserves the right to offer places to any candidates on the waiting list. On acceptance of a place, parents are required to sign an acceptance form and review our terms and conditions which sets out clearly the basis on which an offer is being made and accepted, and return the signed acceptance form along together with the Acceptance Deposit.

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.

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, 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. 

Testimonial from Sam from Hong Kong,
Head Girl 2020

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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