International Admissions

Felsted has a long and very successful tradition of educating pupils from all over the world. Our international pupils make a major contribution to the richness and diversity of community life at Felsted.

We limit our international intake to 20% of the pupil body and have a dedicated week at the beginning of each academic year (called LEAP week), where all our international students are introduced to Felsted School Life. This gives these pupils a head start before term begins so that they know their way around campus, have met their key teachers, their uniform is all arranged and they have made key friendships. The week includes some fun cultural trips to London and Cambridge and is a key part of integration into Felsted.

Current International Mix at Felsted
Algeria India Singapore
Austria Italy Slovakia
Belgium Japan Uganda
Bermuda Kazakhstan Uzbekistan
China Netherlands  
Croatia Norway  
Dubai Nigeria  
Germany Poland  
Gibraltar Portugal  
Hong Kong Russia  

Entrance Requirements 

We welcome international students from the age of 9 and work with families and agents to ensure the smoothest admissions process to Felsted. In the first instance a copy of your child's recent school report and a registration form should be completed and sent to the International Admissions Registrar. Once reviewed, we will arrange an entrance exam which varies depending on age and whether the child will be learning English as an additional language. This can be carried out at the child's school or at Felsted. Ideally a visit is required for an interview with the Headmaster, before an offer can be made.  

We aim to make our International Admissions process as smooth as possible for families, so please do contact us at any stage if you would like further clarification.

International Admissions Registrar

Felsted School, Felsted, Essex CM6 3LL
Telephone: +44 (0)1371 822608

International Documents & Downloads

Prospectus Request Form

Language Level Guidelines


Best years for entry

The best years for an overseas student to enter Felsted are in Years 5 to 10 (ages 9 to 14) and Year 12 (age 16). We will accept students mid-year if space allows, but this is rare and not to be recommended after Year 9.

Number of places for international students

In Years 5-8, we have approximately 10 boarding places for international students in our Prep School Boarding House.
In Years 9 and above, we have approximately 105 international boarding places (20% of total). Felsted aims to recruit a wide range of nationalities (currently around 25) and to restrict the number per nationality.

Sixth Form entry requirements

For Sixth Form entry (Year 12, age 16 on entry) a standard equivalent to 33 points at GCSE is expected, with at least 6 points in the subjects wishing to be studied at A Level or at Higher Level with the IB Diploma.

Short term places

We are happy to consider international students for one year only in Years 5 to 9 (ages 9 to 12). For Years 9 and above placements for one term or one year are not available.

Application deadlines

Due to high demand, please apply as early as possible to secure a place. However, places can become available at any time, so do please contact us to check on a chance place.

Scholarships for overseas students

The same scholarships are available to overseas students as to UK students. These include Academic, Music, Art, Design and Technology, Drama and Sport Scholarships. Applications from outstanding students for the Junior Guildhall/Felsted Music Scholarship, the 6th Form Maths and Science Scholarships are also welcome.

"Living in Dubai, we made the decision to send both our children to Felsted Senior School in the UK. Our daughter attended Sixth Form and our son, Years 9 to 11.  
We wanted to send them to a school that would provide a stable and happy environment, where they would not only be nurtured and gain academically, but also partake in the extra-curricular activities and clubs offered.  Our decision to send them to Felsted was the right one, as the School provided all that and more.  The children settled in very well from the start; and the support and dedication of all the staff involved from the Housemasters, Matrons to the Teachers and Administrative staff could not have been more helpful.  The children have now left Felsted, but what they learnt and gained during their time there and the many friendships forged will no doubt stay with them for many years to come.
Thank you Felsted School!"