Overseas Student Boarding

For entry procedure for international students, please contact our registrar Mrs Abigail Suttie, on admissions@westhillpark.com or 01329 842356.

We prefer pupils to join us for a minimum of one year and aim for only a few students from any one nationality, in order to maximise their exposure to English through deep immersion.


Extra English lessons on a one to one basis are available but if students are able, simply being in school, immersed in English, is usually enough.

Small Family Feel

We are small boarding school which greatly values the family approach and a variety of activities are laid on each weekend to suit those children staying in school. These may include:

  • Visit to a theme park
  • Shopping
  • Swimming
  • Craft activities
  • Cinema
  • Cycling along a forest trail
  • Outdoor pursuits
  • Staying in School to relax, unwind and use the outstanding facilities.

With permission, our overseas pupils are often invited to stay with our English families and strong, lasting friendships often develop over the year.

Escorted Transfers

Transport to and from airports can easily be arranged. The closest is Southampton but we have easy access to Gatwick or Heathrow. Pupils can also be escorted to London Waterloo and other mainline stations for weekend visits.

Visas and Guardians

All overseas pupils from outside the European Union have to gain a “Tier 4, permission to Study” and parents’ must provide us with a Guardian in the UK. West Hill Park has highly trusted status for Tier 4 sponsorship but we are not able to make personal recommendations regarding guardians.


Overseas Boarding