Visa Requirements

For international parents it is essential to plan ahead if you wish your child to attend a summer school in the UK. You must check with UKVI to see if your child will need a visa to attend a summer school.

In the application you must be able to demonstrate that the child:-

  • is genuinely seeking entry as a child visitor for a limited period not exceeding 6 months and their parent/guardian agrees to them travelling;
  • does not intend to seek private medical treatment during the visit (other than in an emergency);
  • does not intend to take employment in the United Kingdom;
  • is under the age of 18;
  • can demonstrate that suitable arrangements have been made for travel to and from the United Kingdom and that reception and care in the United Kingdom have been arranged for the duration of the stay;
  • has a parent or guardian in the child's home country or country of habitual residence who is responsible for his or her care.

If your child has been accepted to study at a boarding school immediately after the summer school it is possible to apply for a Student Visa which will also cover the time spent in the summer school.  Some summer programmes have specific agreements with schools and UKVI to make the application process easier. Please contact us for advice on +44 1622 813870