We aim to provide parents with as much information as possible about the school and the education we provide during the admissions procedure, in order to help parents make an informed decision when considering placing their child or children with us.

Stages in Our Admissions Process for pupils within the UK:

1. Submit your completed form

Prospective parents from within the UK can fill in the application page found at the bottom of this page. Alternatively, parents can download an application form and return it via post.  Informal visits and tours of the school are also welcome, prior to submitting an application.

2. Entry requirements and availability check

Upon receiving your application, we will then review your previous attainment, school reports and history. We will then contact you to arrange a visit and school tour after reviewing your application.  An entrance examination is taken by all prospective entrants to the senior years, whereas Sixth Form entry is contingent on certain GCSE results.

Pupils looking to join our Pre-Prep or Prep School will complete a guest visit, where they spend a day at school getting to know us and also for us to get to know them too. We see these as a key part of the admissions process.


For more information and for any queries about the school or admissions process , please contact:

UK Admissions Contact: Judith Whitton, Registrar

Email: whittonj@stmikes.co.uk or tel: 01554 820325

We recognise the value of cultural diversity and therefore welcome applications from students of any nationality. Currently across the senior school we have students from a range of countries across the world, including China, Hong Kong, India, Turkey, Nigeria, Ukraine, Vietnam and Thailand creating a vibrant international community. The majority of international students are full-time boarders.

International students, as long as they meet our entry standards, can join the following year groups:

  • Pre-GCSE (Key Stage 3): Years 7 & 8
  • GCSE Preparation: Year 9
  • GCSE Two year Course: Year 10
  • A Level Two year Course: Year 12

How to Apply:

Applications can be submitted online using the form at the bottom of this page, or you can download the application form and submit to international@stmikes.co.uk or post it back to us.


You will also need to include the following in your application:

  • A school report for the current and previous year (certified translated copy where applicable)
  • Passport copy
  • Copies of any English Language Exams you may have completed.

Please send your documents to: international@stmikes.co.uk

Entrance Assessments:

Once we have the above documentation all applicants will undertake an ability assessment as well as an English language assessment.  Following these, there will be an online interview with the Headmaster, for which no prior preparation is required nor expected.  Once we have completed this process, the school will advise which year group is most suitable for you and how much, if any, additional ESOL lessons are required.

Across most of our year groups an international student can access language support (ESOL or IELTS classes). Ideally where possible we welcome potential students and their parents/guardian to visit the school. This allows you to see the school first hand and have the opportunity to chat to subject teachers and meet with current students. However where this is not possible you may have the opportunity to meet the Head of Boarding in your own city or alternatively a video call appointment will be arranged.


For any help or queries regarding international applications, please contact:

International Admissions Contact: Maria Zabore

Email: international@stmikes.co.uk or tel: +44 (0) 1223 341300