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PROCEDURES

Admissions

A Brockwood Park School student exploring nature barefoot

Student Applications

1. In the first instance please complete the Student Application Form via the portal link below. There is a small charge of £20 for the application fee which can be paid online by bank transfer, details are included on the application portal. To access the student application portal please follow this link:

Additionally, you will need to upload a copy of the following documents:
· Student’s Passport
· Past School Reports / Academic History
· Photo of Student

The Student Application form is meant to be a collaborative effort to be completed partly by the student and partly by the parent(s). Please take your time in completing the application to ensure it is entirely accurate and contains everything that you wish for us to know about your son/daughter. If you do wish to take a break or are interrupted part-way through, you can always return to your application later by logging into the portal with your user name and password.

If you encounter any issues please contact the Recruitment Manager, Vicki Lewin.

2. Your application will be assessed and a decision taken as to whether or not a Prospective Week can be offered to you; if not, the processing fee will be returned. If a Prospective Week can be offered, suitable dates will be agreed and written confirmation will be sent to you along with a Medical Form to be completed and brought with you to the Prospective Week.

3. You attend the Prospective Week at Brockwood (for which there is a fee of £200 to cover boarding costs) and participate in a full programme of studies and activities from Sunday-Saturday.

4. After the Prospective Week, you return home and the School decides whether or not it can offer you a place.

5. If a place is offered and you accept, a deposit is then due within 6 weeks.

The Prospective Week

As a student applying to Brockwood, this week allows you to get a first-hand experience of what the school is like while allowing us some time to get to know you. We can then decide whether or not this is the right place for you. During your Prospective Week, you will share a room with one or two current students and you will be given your own program of classes and outdoor activities. These will not necessarily be exactly matched for your proficiency; you may find some of them easy or challenging. They are not tests, nor what you might actually do should you join, but are intended more as a chance for you to get to know staff and students and the range of opportunities Brockwood offers.

Your Prospective Week would fall during term-time, between mid-September – December, mid-January to the beginning of June (excluding the Easter holidays). We require prospective students to arrive at Brockwood by 7 pm on Sunday evening, in time for the School Meeting at 8 pm, which marks the beginning of the school week. You will leave school the following Saturday morning before midday. The exact dates for the week are confirmed once you have told us your preferences.

For an insight on how 4 of our prospective students found their Prospective Week, please follow this link.

Brockwood Park School Students playing on the beach
Brockwood Park School student creating in the woodwork barn

Our Decision

At the end of your Prospective Week, the Principal will meet with you to discuss how the week has gone and to see how you feel about the school. You then return home and shortly afterwards, staff and students meet to offer feedback on your application. No decision about your application is taken in this meeting. Due to the high volume of applications received and Prospective Weeks held, we now have a policy that all prospective students are informed of the decision at the latest by the end of the term in which they stayed. For example, if your Prospective Week was held in the Autumn Term, you will be notified, at the latest, in December. The Principal makes a decision based on all the information they have and you are informed by letter and email of the outcome.

Your Decision

If you have been offered a place at Brockwood, we then ask that you let us know within a given time whether or not you wish to accept the offer. If you accept, a deposit is due within six weeks to secure your place in the school.

ADMISSIONS

Fees

Click on the link below to view a PDF with the Admission Fees for the academic year 2019-2020

Brockwood Park School student performing a somersault

ADMISSIONS

Bursary Applications

At Brockwood, we wish to ensure that young people throughout the world are able to participate in the unique educational experience offered here. We recognise the importance of providing bursary assistance to deserving students who otherwise would be unable to attend the school and we are committed to finding annual funds for this purpose. Brockwood offers bursaries on a discretionary basis and The Bursary Committee is responsible for these decisions. Our Bursary Policy provides a detailed explanation of our criteria for awarding funds and also the deadline dates for submitting an application. Please note that we do not issue the Bursary Application Pack until the student has accepted a place to enrol.

Brockwood Park Students having a picnic in the sun

ADMISSIONS

Visa Information

From 1st January 2021, EU, EEA and Swiss citizens (except Irish nationals) will also need to apply for a visa to study at Brockwood Park School. It is a simple process and the Admissions Manager will be able to guide you through it. 

Tier 4 Child Student Visa (This visa has replaced the Tier 4 (Child) student visa): You can apply for a Child Student visa if you’re between 4 and 17 years old and you want to study at an independent school in the UK.  Further information can be found here.

Tier 4 Student Visa (This visa has replaced the Tier 4 General visa): You can apply for a Student visa to study in the UK if you’re 16 or over and you want to study at an independent school in the UK.  Further information can be found here.

Frequent Questions

We are a Spanish family and my child would like to enrol in 2021 – will they need a visa?

Yes – after January 2021 all EEA, Swiss and non-EEA students (except Irish nationals) will need to apply for a Tier 4 visa to student to study in the UK.

How do we apply for a visa?

It’s a very simple process and the Admissions Manager will be on hand to guide you through.  After being offered a place to study at Brockwood Park School, we ask that the fee deposit and first fee payment is paid.  The Admissions Manager will also request that colour scans of the student passport, parents passports, student birth certificate and Parental Consent letter are all held on file at the School.  Once these are in place we shall issue a Certificate of Sponsorship to confirm that the student has a genuine offer of a place to study at Brockwood Park. The family then use this certificate to apply for either a Tier 4 Child or Tier 4 Student visa. 

How much will it cost to apply for a Visa?

The price depends upon the type of visa but in October 2020, the costs are:
Tier 4 Child Visa = £348 to apply from outside of the UK
Tier 4 Student Visa = £348 to apply from outside of the UK

Please note that the majority of Student applicants will be asked to pay the Immigration Health Surcharge at the point of applying for their Visa.  For up to date costs, please refer to the relevant page on the UK Government website.

What is the Immigration Health Surcharge?

The immigration health surcharge (IHS) was set up in 2015. Most non-EEA nationals applying for temporary leave to enter or remain in the UK for longer than 6 months must pay an IHS to the Home Office at the point of visa application. Income raised from the IHS goes to general UK government funds and is then distributed to devolved health administrations (including England) under the Barnett formula. It has raised over £1.5 billion since it was introduced. The IHS will also apply to EEA nationals moving to the UK after the end of the transition period (subject to ongoing negotiations with the EU) under the UK’s new points-based immigration system. 

In simple terms it means that your child will be eligible to receive free medical care from the National Health Service in the UK during their time at Brockwood Park School.

How long will I wait for the Visa outcome?

The current wait time is up to 8 weeks for all Visas.  We would expect to begin the Visa process 3 months prior to the enrolment date for the student.

Why is Brockwood Park School not included on the UK Government list of Sponsors?

Our Sponsorship is held under the Charity name of the Krishnamurti Foundation Trust Ltd and this can be found on the List of Sponsors. The Krishnamurti Foundation Trust Limited has been an A Rated Sponsor of international Students, Charity Workers and Staff since the UK Home Office introduced the Points Based System in January 2009.

Student Applicants: If you have any other questions then please contact the Admissions Office.

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Brockwood Park School

Brockwood Park

Bramdean, Alresford

Hampshire SO24 0LQ

United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 1962 771 744

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Registered Charity No. 312865

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