Downe House provides individual care for every international pupil, starting with advice to guide you through the international student application process. Overseas girls who come to Downe House receive special support with English as an additional language (if appropriate) as well as flights, travel and all aspects of school life, both pastoral and academic.
Our elected Global Ambassadors are current pupils whose home is often overseas, and whose job it is to support new international students, as do pupil mentors and buddies, who are on hand to help your daughter adjust, settle in and answer any questions she might have.
Before going through our international student application process, non British Passport Holders will need to apply for a visa to study in the UK through the Student Route from the British Consulate in your country. Downe House holds a license which is issued by the Home Office, allowing us to sponsor students while they are studying in the UK. A Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) will be issued for your daughter to collect once she starts school. Further information regarding the process and associated fees can be found in our Child Student Visa Policy and on the UK Visas and Immigration website.
At Downe House we have our own system for referring to year groups which you can compare to other age group names below.
|11-12||Lower School||Remove (R)||Year 7||Grade 6||Sixième||Grade 6||Prima|
|12-13||Lower Fourth (LIV)||Year 8||Grade 7||Cinquième||Grade 7||Seconda|
|13-14||Upper School||Upper Fourth (UIV)||Year 9||Grade 8||Quatrième||Grade 8||Terza|
|14-15||Lower Fifth (LV)||Year 10||Grade 9||Troisième||Grade 9||Prima|
|15-16||Upper Fifth (UV)||Year 11||Grade 10||Seconde||Grade 10||Seconda|
|16-17||Sixth Form||Lower Sixth (LVI)||Year 12||Grade 11||Première||Grade 11||Terza|
|17-18||Upper Sixth (UVI)||Year 13||Grade 12||Terminale||Grade 12||Quarta|
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