Information for overseas pupils joining Shrewsbury School in 2017

Guardians
All pupils who reside outside the UK are required to have a guardian, who will be expected to accommodate you in a home environment in the UK during exeats and other holidays if you are unable to return home, and arrange any transport you may need.

Full details are outlined in our Guardianship Policy, which includes a Guardianship Agreement form that needs to be signed by your guardian and by your parents and returned to us: Shrewsbury School Guardianship Policy and Agreement

Please note that we cannot issue a 'Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies' (CAS) number for your visa application until we have received this form.

Additional information and advice on guardianship can be found via AEGIS (The Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students), an organisation that inspects and accredits guardianship providers in the UK and works to promote the welfare of international students. Please see their website for further details: www.aegisuk.net

Pupils residing outside the EEA who require a Tier 4 Student Visa
All pupils who are resident outside the EEA and who do not hold an EEA passport will require a Tier 4 (Child) student visa in order to study at Shrewsbury School.

Please download and read our guidance notes for applying for a visa:

These notes explain the process of applying for a visa and specify the items you will need to supply to Shrewsbury School in order to receive your ‘Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies’ (CAS) number. This is important, as you will need to use this for your visa application.

Please note that if you have Tier 4 (Child) student visa from another UK school, this will not be accepted by Shrewsbury. You will need to apply for a new visa under Shrewsbury School's sponsorship licence.

Pupils residing outside the UK who do not require a visa
If you are a British National living overseas or if you have an EEA passport, you do not require a visa to study at Shrewsbury School.

Once you have accepted your place at Shrewsbury, we will require the following items:

  • a copy of your passport (photo page)
  • our Guardianship Agreement form, signed by the guardian and by your parents, as outlined in our Guardianship Policy (see 'Guardians' section above).

Pupils already resident in the UK who hold a non-EEA passport
Once you have accepted your place at Shrewsbury, we will require the following items:

  • a copy of your passport (photo page)
  • a copy of any current permission you already hold to remain in the UK. For example, indefinite leave to remain, Tier 1 Investor or Dependent visa
  • our Guardianship Agreement form, signed by the guardian and by your parents, as outlined in our Guardianship Policy (see 'Guardians' section above).

If you are a new entrant, please download and read our guidance notes for applying for a visa:

If you are a current pupil at the School, please download and read the following guidance notes:
Shrewsbury School Guidance for Returning Current Pupils

Current Shrewsbury School pupils renewing their Tier 4 visas
Tier 4 visas are issued for the length of your course (i.e. 2-3 years for GCSE, or 2 years for A Level). Therefore if you are a current pupil at Shrewsbury School moving from Fifth Form to Lower Sixth, you will need to apply for a new Tier 4 (Child) student visa before returning to school to begin your A Level studies in September 2017 (even if your old visa has not yet expired).

Please download and read our guidance notes: Shrewsbury School Guidance for Returning Current Pupils

If you require further information or have any queries, please contact Miss Sophie Quenby, Admissions Administrator at Shrewsbury School:
(email) admissions@shrewsbury.org.uk
(telephone) +00 44 1743 280553