Overseas Pupils

Mount Kelly welcomes applicants who live overseas. Our vibrant and busy seven day a week boarding community allows pupils to fully integrate and make the most of all the excellent opportunities available at our school.

The application process for places in Year 3 to Year 11 the admission process will run along exactly the same lines as for UK residents. We invite all applicants to visit the school and meet the staff. In cases where this is not possible an interview will be conducted via Skype. For the younger children one of our Prep teachers will talk to the child to assess their level of English.

For entry into Year 5 and above entrance assessments are required and we are happy for applicants to sit our entrance tests overseas under appropriate supervision.

For entry to our Sixth Form the criteria are the same as for the younger children but you may be required to sit entry tests in your chosen A Level subjects.

Mount Kelly has children who board from the age of 7 and we are therefore delighted to welcome enquiries from parents of younger children.

We have a limited number of places for short term applications at the College and these are usually for a minimum of two terms, however parents looking for an excellent opportunity for younger children to improve their English, at the Prep we are happy to offer single term places.  We are sorry but we cannot accept short term applicants to start in the Lent Term of Year 11, we do however, offer a one year GCSE course for applicants who can demonstrate the academic ability with which to succeed in this demanding programme.

Parents living overseas must appoint a guardian for their son or daughter. The guardian will have authority to act on behalf of the parents if necessary and make arrangements for time away from school and travel.

List of accredited guardianship organisations

Once an offer has been made to secure the place a term's fees will be charged as a deposit which will be returned to you following the settlement of your final School account.

At Mount Kelly we never forget what an enormous privilege it is for us to be chosen by you to care for your child often many hundreds of miles from home. Our Housemasters and Housemistresses will do everything they can to help your child settle in and make the most out of their time here. At Mount Kelly we expect every pupil to take an active part in the wide variety of opportunities available to them both in and outside the classroom.


Mount Kelly is a Tier 4 Sponsor and we welcome pupils from every nationality. In order to ensure the visa application runs smoothly we work with a company who specialise independent education and a copy of our Policy for Parents is available on our website. The Taylor Partnership will take you through every step of the visa application.

To begin the process you will need:

  • A copy of the pupil’s passport.
  • A copy of their birth certificate translated in to English.
  • Full home address
  • The completed Guardianship forms
  • Signed contract with the School and receipt of the deposit.


Please click the link below to discover more about our Pre A Level Course.

Pre A Level Course


Mount Kelly is a wonderful environment in which to learn better  English and  the relationship between teachers and students is great.

International student in Year 9
There are lots of trips for boarders and lots of new sports to try.
International boarder in Year 12