Despite a wide range of private schools in London, the number of applicants exceeds the available places every year. The competition for the most prestigious private schools in London often reaches 10 applicants per place. Having a high level of English is mandatory for top-ranked schools. Children who have not studied in an English-speaking environment but have average language skills require 1-2 years of classes with native speakers to prepare for admission to academically selective schools in London.
Many day schools do not have a license to issue visas for foreign students, so if you do not have UK residence permit, your school choices may be fairly limited. If at least one of your children is under 12 years old, you can send them to a day school in England on a student visa and apply for a visa for a parent of a student visa yourself. This visa category will need to be renewed annually until the youngest child reaches the age of 12. If all of your children are over 12 years old and you want them to attend day school, you should consider other visa categories such as Tier 1 or Tier 2. Our immigration consultants will be happy to answer all your questions.
School fees for day schools in London - from £22,000 per year