International Boarding Students
Luckley-Oakfield is a top UK Girls' Boarding School. Through our closeknit and supportive approach, we are able to provide a truly warm welcome to the UK for international students. Welcome, hospitality and care are deeply ingrained in the Luckley ethos and this helps families to make their transition to our School as seamless as possible.
Benefits of the British system
Cultural experience gained through becoming part of a British school community
The School is the perfect location for overseas boarders, with easy access to main airports (Heathrow is 40 minutes and Gatwick 1 hour by car), and close proximity to main railway stations. Wokingham is a happy and safe place to live. It is a small market town, with an array of shops, cafes and restaurants, with the centre only a 10 minute walk from the school. Our Capital City, London is a 45 minute train ride away and Windsor, Reading, Ascot and many other historical and cultural places of interest are nearby.
The School is set in beautiful Berkshire countryside with outstanding grounds and facilities, including modern classrooms, comfortable and homely boarding accommodation, a state of the art Music Centre, spacious Art studio, large Sports Centre with extensive playing fields, cross country tracks, netball and tennis courts, fitness suite and an indoor swimming pool.
Entrance Procedure for Overseas Pupils:
Applying for a place:
Parents should complete the registration form and submit with a £75 fee
The school will require an initial report giving an account of the academic achievements and personal qualities of the student
The student will be required to sit appropriate entrance papers in examination conditions
The pupils must take an ESL written test to determine their level of English.
After the application and examination:
The school will review the report and the examination papers
The school will then either make an offer of a place or decline the application.
The offer of a place may be conditional on language support and where necessary the ESL teacher will suggest a programme to suit the individual pupils needs.
The family will be sent an acceptance form to complete and return along with the deposit. This must be a hard copy, as it requires a signature and cheque.
Once the Registrar receives the acceptance and payment the family will be sent a new starter Information Pack which gives details about starting at Luckley, the purchase of school uniform etc.
Arrangements can be made for applicants from overseas to sit our papers at their current school. Wherever possible, applicants for Year 12 entry will be invited to interview. If places are available, we will consider admitting girls to Years 7-9 during the academic year.
Our Registrar will be happy to liaise directly with families, or relocation and education agencies to provide information and advice for families.