Shrewsbury School

Info for Overseas Entrants joining in 2021

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, Coach weekends 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: 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 UK who require a Child Student Visa

All pupils who are resident outside the UK and who do not hold a British passport will require a Child Student visa in order to study at Shrewsbury School.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, please be aware that there may be delays in appointment availability as well as extended processing times. Please refer to your Government guidelines in your own country.

Please download and read our guidance notes for applying for a visa. The Timeline and Checklist document below is a quick reference guide:

Shrewsbury School Visa Guidance

Timeline and Checklist

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 a 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, 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).

 

EU Settlement Scheme

If you are an EU or EEU citizen and have applied for settled or pre-settled status prior to 30 June 2021, we will require the following items:

  • a copy of your passport (photo page).
  • copy of the letter from the Home Office confirming your status.
  • 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-British 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).

For further details, please download and read our guidance notes for applying for a visa:

Shrewsbury School Visa Guidance

Current Fifth Form Students proceeding to Lower Sixth Form

Please note that Child Student 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 Child Student visa before returning to school to begin your A Level studies in September 2021 (even if your old visa has not yet expired).

Contact Details

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

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