Abingdon welcomes pupils from overseas and we have boys at the school from almost every continent. Those who join us from overseas enjoy our excellent full-boarding facilities, which are available from our Third Year. We do have a Prep School for boys between the ages of 4 and 13 but this does not offer any boarding facilities.
Overseas entry is usually into our Third and Fourth Years and to the Sixth Form. Overseas pupil’s age on entry in September:
- Third Year – between 13 and 14 years
- Fourth Year – between 14 and 15 years
- Sixth Form – between 16 and 17 years
In order to cope with the high academic and social demands of the School, pupils must be competent English users and candidates whose first language is not English are required to take the School’s English tests as well as the age appropriate entrance examinations. Tuition in English as an Additional Language (EAL) is offered at the School at parents’ own expense.
The entry process
A registration form must be completed before an application for a place can be considered. Following registration, candidates will be notified about the entrance examination and interview. After the interview we will write to inform you whether or not a place is being offered.