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Boarding Admissions Process

We have a thriving and diverse boarding community, with pupils from the UK and many overseas countries.



UK Pupils


Pupils based within the UK will follow the relevant 11+, 13+ and Sixth Form admissions process. Information about this can be found here.


Overseas and International pupils


International pupils follow a slightly different admissions process to their UK counterparts. Below is a simplified 8-step process to a successful boarding admission.

1 – Initial Enquiry

After your initial enquiry into boarding at Bethany School we will request certain documentation to proceed to the next stage. These documents include a recent academic report, a copy of the pupil’s passport and birth certificate, and any other background reports for additional needs.

2 – Video Call

After we have received pupil documents, a video call with the Headmaster will be arranged at a time and date to suit you.

3 – Completed registration form, fee and reference

After a successful video call with the Headmaster, we will require a completed registration form along with the relevant fee. A school reference will also be required at this stage.

4 – Entrance Assessments

At this point, the pupil will be required to undertake our entrance assessments. A link to the assessments will be sent by email to either an agent you are with or a contact at the pupil’s current school. Pupils entering Years 7 to 10 will sit an online cognitive ability test (CAT4). The pupil will also be asked to write a creative story to give them the opportunity to show off their creative writing, vocabulary and punctuation skills. Further details about this can be found here. Pupils entering the Sixth Form will sit written papers in Maths, English and the Sciences, depending on which subjects the pupil is looking to study.

5 – Place offered

Upon successful completion of entrance assessments and the registration form, fee and school reference are received by us, the pupil will formally be offered a place at Bethany School.

6 – Contract

After the pupil is offered a place, you will receive a contract which must be completed and returned to us to accept the place.

7 – Initial Invoice

Upon completing and returning the contract an invoice will be issued to you for one term’s fees as deposit, to be paid within 7 days.

8 – Student Visa

At this stage, the pupil must apply for a student visa to study within the UK (if applicable).

If you have any questions regarding joining Bethany, please do not hesitate to contact our admissions team and we will be happy to help on 01580 211273 or emailing

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