Port Regis is a wonderfully vibrant school made up of children from more than a dozen countries – from Italy to Japan. It’s a unique and exciting mix that gives every child a truly global perspective at a very early age. Wherever they come from, we actively encourage our pupils to make friends with children from different cultures and backgrounds.
To help every child feel at home, our dedicated Houseparents create a warm, nurturing atmosphere.
Weekends are filled with an array of activities – from pizza making and arts classes to forest school and trips to local attractions. We also make the most of the amazing world-class sports facilities on our doorstep including our swimming pool, biking trails and sports pitches.
Arranging travel home for the holidays is also an area we are very experienced in. Located within 2 hours of Heathrow and Gatwick, we have a member of staff who co-ordinates the transport to take children to and from the airport, organises staff to accompany them to passport control if they are travelling unaccompanied, as well as making sure they have their passport with them!
Despite the distance, overseas parents are kept close to school life, even though their schedules may not always coincide with school holidays and weekends.
If they’re coming through London or visiting the UK we encourage them to visit. We even have two cottages in the school grounds where they can stay if they wish.
All prospective international students coming to study in the UK on or after 1 January 2021, including those from the EU, EEA and Switzerland, need to apply through the Child Student route before arrival in the UK.
Click below for further guidance for EU, EEA and Swiss students.
Make sure your child has a valid visa and passport and that they’re both up to date. From October 2020, new UK Student and Child Student Routes are part of the new UK Points-Based Immigration System.
These new routes replace the previous Tier 4 (General) and Tier 4 (Child) student routes.
We provide an exceptionally supportive and welcoming environment which ensure that children settle quickly and make friends. Pupils of all nationalities and language backgrounds are fully integrated into boarding life, live in a boarding house with children of their own age and enjoy a full programme of evening and weekend activities. Pupils' own languages and traditions are recognised and celebrated, which contributes to a vibrant and inclusive atmosphere.
Head of EAL: Mrs Julia Cardozo MA(Oxon) TEFL
Port Regis welcomes children from all over the world and has a department dedicated to EAL (English as an Additional Language). Children whose first language is not English are assessed on arrival and are taught in small groups or on a one-to-one basis by a specialist EAL teacher.
The four skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening are covered along with vocabulary building and grammatical structures. Each child has an individual programme of study and is integrated into mainstream classes as soon as their level of English allows it. Our aim is to enable all children to access the whole curriculum alongside continuing EAL support and close liaison with all subject departments.
Pupils intending to go to a UK senior school will take Common Entrance or the school's own entrance test. Those who come for one year have the opportunity to take the Cambridge KET (Key English Test), PET (Preliminary English Test) and FCE (First Certificate in English) examinations.