International Students

At St. James’ we pride ourselves in the diversity of our community. Whilst relatively small, our boarding community is central to our ethos, where benefits of ‘living your education’ are available to all pupils.

St. James’ welcomes pupils from Germany, Vietnam, China, Hong Kong, France and Spain. Students are able to apply for short term or long term boarding places, subject to availability; with all applicants going through the same process.

International Admissions Process

All International Admission enquiries and applications should be sent directly to the Registrar by emailing

The following information is required in order to consider an International Application:

  • Recent and previous school reports
  • Recommendation letter from current school
  • Personal statement, written under examination conditions, of 500 words or less
  • Disclosure of all relevant information concerning any social, emotional or educational needs

The final stage of the application process is an online video interview with the Headmistress.

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