As a well-regarded boarding school, Lancing College has a strong tradition of welcoming pupils with parents living all over the world. We have a solid boarding ethos and our pupils often comment on the diverse nature of the school and how this equips them in becoming confident, well-rounded global citizens.
We welcome international pupils mainly in the Third Form. However, if places are available, entry can also take place in the Fourth Form.
Lancing College provides a safe and caring environment where pupils are given the necessary support to excel in their academic studies, and at the same time, benefit from a wealth of co-curricular activities and over 550 acres of English countryside.
"The boarding life helped me build self-discipline during my GCSE years and I'm truly grateful to all support rendered by tutors and colleagues which is the most valuable time I've had."
Genie W, Fifth Former 2016 (Hong Kong)
"Lancing has prepared me well academically. It has been good to be surrounded by motivated people, not just staff but students too."
Upper Sixth Former 2016 (Russia)
Applying for a place at Lancing College to study in the UK is a relatively straightforward process. The College Admissions team is experienced in guiding international parents and prospective pupils through our entry requirements, from first enquiry and visit to your son’s or daughter’s arrival for their first term.
Admissions to Lancing College are by examination and informal interview in person with the Registrar (or via Skype) and is subject to a satisfactory report and reference from your child’s current school.
International students who are currently studying at a UK prep school will generally follow the ISEB Common Entrance (minimum of 55% on Level 2 papers) or Common Academic Scholarship Examination route.
Excellent Academic Results
The academic team at the College works with every pupil to understand his or her interests and capabilities to ensure every child maximises their potential. You can view the College’s 2016 GCSE results HERE.
Applying for a place
The first step is to complete and return the Registration Form together with the relevant registration fee (£190). We also require a current reference or report from the candidate’s school, and all candidates will be interviewed by the Registrar (this can be by Skype), prior to a place being offered.
At this point, we strongly encourage parents to seek information regarding the requirements for their son or daughter to study in the UK.
The UK Government publishes some helpful advice:
If you agree with any of the following, you will need to comply with the UK Government’s requirements for your child to study in the UK:
- You live outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland and your child has been studying where you reside
- You live outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland and your child has been studying within the UK (in this instance you will need to renew your Tier 4 (Child) student visa with Lancing College as the new school).
Download International Registration Form (PDF)
Registration payments can be made via Bank Transfer:
Barclays Bank, 1 Churchill Place, Canary Wharf, London E14 5HP
Payee Name: Lancing College
Sort Code: 20 - 65 - 82
Account No: 60797049
IBAN No: GB31BARC20658260797049
SWIFT Code: BARC GB 22
Note: Please use the pupil's name as a reference, to enable us to reconcile your payment with the relevant application form.