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Thank you for your interest in Southbank International School.

We operate a rolling admission process which means we accept applications all year round and students may start school at any point in the academic year (subject to availability).

In this section you will find everything you need to know about applying to our school including our admissions process and application documents required.

For more information about our programmes, please view our curriculum pages.


Admissions Process

Step 1

Start an application here using our online application system.

Please read through our admissions criteria and our age placement chart for your reference.

Step 2

Please use the online system to submit your application.

For the list of requirements for each programme, find the details below.

Step 3

After you’ve started an applicaiton, you will be prompted to pay the application fee of £200 per application. We accept cash, cheque or bank transfer.

To request our bank details, please email admissions@southbank.org.

Step 4

The Admissions Committee will review your application within 7 working days, and the Admissions Team will notify you of the outcome of your application. If the Committee recommends that your child is admitted to the school, and a place is available, you will be given the option to receive a formal offer by the Admissions Team. If no places are available for your desired entry date, your child will be placed on the waiting list, and we will notify you if/when a place becomes available.

Application Requirements

All applications should be submitted via OpenApply.

Kensington and Hampstead campuses – ages 3-11

  • Application form – completed in English
  • Financial Responsibility form – to be completed by the parent’s employer, should they be paying fees
  • Parent’s statement – minimum 200 words explaining why you would like your child to attend Southbank
  • Student’s drawing – EC3 to Grade 1 – for children aged 5-7 it should be accompanied by a brief written unassisted comment. Grade 2 to 5 – submit student essay, a handwritten, unassisted piece of writing using Southbank’s official form
  • One teacher reference – using Southbank’s official online form
  • School/nursery reports – from the last 2 years (if possible), combined and translated into English if applicable
  • Any relevant supporting documents – this can include test results, educational psychologist reports, medical information, special learning needs assessment results etc
  • Scanned copy of passport

Students applying to Grades 4 and 5 will be asked to complete an Online English Assessment if their native language is not English.

All applications should be submitted via OpenApply.

Westminster campus – Portland Place – ages 11-16

  • Application form – completed in English
  • Financial Responsibility form – to be completed by the parent’s employer, should they be paying fees.
  • Parent’s statement – minimum 200 words explaining why you would like your child to attend Southbank
  • Student’s essay – a handwritten, unassisted piece of writing following the given prompt, using Southbank’s official form
  • Two teacher references – one from the student’s Math teacher and one from the student’s English teacher using Southbank’s official online form
  • School reports – from the last 2 years, translated into English if applicable and combined as a pdf.
  • Any relevant supporting documents – this can include test results, educational psychologist reports, medical information, special learning needs assessment results etc
  • Scanned copy of passport

Students will be asked to complete an Online English Assessment if their native language is not English.

All applications should be submitted via OpenApply.

Westminster campus – Conway Street – ages 16-19

  • Application form – completed in English
  • Financial Responsibility form – to be completed by the parent’s employer, should they be paying fees
  • Parent’s statement – minimum 200 words explaining why you would like your child to attend Southbank
  • Student’s essay – a handwritten, unassisted piece of writing following the given prompts, using Southbank’s official form
  • Three teacher references – one from the student’s Math teacher, one from the Science teacher and one from the English teacher using Southbank’s official online form
  • School reports – from the last 2 years, translated into English if applicable and combined in pfd.
  • Any relevant supporting documents – this can include test results, educational psychologist reports, medical information, special learning needs assessment results etc
  • Scanned copy of passport

Students will be asked to complete an Online English Assessment if their native language is not English.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call or email us, and we will assist you through the process. Alternatively, please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

 

Tier 4 Visas

Please note that Southbank is not a Tier 4 sponsor. If you need a student visa, we will unfortunately not be able to accept your application.

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