Due to a recent change children from the age of 10 are now able to use passport e-gates at 15 UK airports and rail ports, including Heathrow and Gatwick airports. However, it is important to note that children under the age of 18 are still expected to be accompanied by an adult when entering via an e-gate.
Where e-gates are used the student will not receive a date stamp in their passport. As such, students are recommended to secure copies of boarding passes or flight tickets to confirm the date of UK entry where Child Students are using e-gates.
Price of UK Student and Child Student visa - £490