Pupils from overseas are a valued part of the Abbotsholme community. They are fully integrated into the student body and participate in both the mainstream curriculum and the extensive extra-curricular activity timetable. Non-native speakers are offered language support throughout their time at Abbotsholme. All international students participate in our ‘British Cultural Enrichment programme’ as well as enjoying the ‘Plus One’ club, which integrates the British pupils with their international peers.
Academically, the EAL department offers courses according to each student’s needs, whether it be general English, the Cambridge suite of exams or the IGCSE. in ESL. Those entering the Sixth Form are coached for the IELTS. exam in Academic English.
All Abbotsholme students are fully supported throughout the University application process. In the last three years, of our foreign students wishing to study at university level in an English-speaking country, 100% were accepted and took up their chosen degree course.