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International Pupils

Visas and permits

UKVI Student Route and Child Student Route

Post Brexit Rendcomb will still be positively encouraging and welcoming students from Europe to join us and experience everything that the Rendcomb family has to offer. We fully appreciate the benefits that our European students bring to the school and their contribution to our rich culture.

From 5 October 2020 the new Student Route will replace the Tier 4 route.

All students arriving from outside the UK from January 1, 2021 will require a Student Visa to study at Rendcomb College. We are a registered UKVI Student Sponsor and can offer students a place for study and help them apply for their Student Visa. Our Visa Administrator will be happy to assist you should you require any guidance on applying for a Visa and will provide supporting documentation, including a CAS.

We appreciate this is a big change for EU, EEA and Swiss students. There is more information below, containing useful links that we hope will help you with this process. We are here to answer any questions you may have.

Visa Administrator: Mrs Angela Davis


Telephone: +44 1285 832326

Mobile: +44 7795413375


  • The Student route, which falls under the UK’s new points-based immigration system, improves on the previous Tier 4 route making for a more streamlined experience for both sponsoring institutions and students. Details can be found here:
  • Visas that have been issued through the Tier 4 route are still valid and those eligible will still be able to apply for the Graduate Route when it opens in summer 2021.
  • The Graduate Route will be available to international students who have completed a degree at undergraduate level or above at a Higher Education Provider with a track record of compliance and who have a valid Student (or Tier 4) visa at the time of application.
  • More information about the UK’s new points-based immigration system can be found here. Further guidance for EU, EEA and Swiss students, who from 1 January will need to comply with the new system can be found here.
  • EU, EEA and Swiss citizens resident in the UK before 31 December should apply to the EU settlement scheme.
EU, EEA and Swiss students resident in the UK by 31 December.

EU, EEA and Swiss students resident in the UK by 31 December 2020 should not apply for a Student visa through the new points-based immigration system. They, and their family members, are eligible to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme. Those resident here by 31 December 2020 have until 30 June 2021 to do so. More information on the EU Settlement Scheme can be found here. We will be helping students from Europe who are currently at the school to apply for Pre-Settled Status so they can continue to enjoy free movement into the UK to continue their education.

The UK has a world-leading education sector and will continue to welcome talented and high potential international students. There will be no limit on the number of international students who can come to the UK to study, and we will seek to increase the number of international students in higher education as set out in the International Education Strategy published in March 2019. More students are interested in studying A Levels and going to a British University from Europe than ever before and we will be facilitating this at Rendcomb College to help young people realise their academic goals.

Hong Kong Families wishing to Settle in the UK

We understand that there is a great interest in Hong Kong Families wishing to settle in the UK under the Governments                      Re-settlement Scheme and we are happy to report that we have already accepted application into both Junior and Senior schools for September 2021 for families who have decided to settle in the Cotswolds. If you would like some more information about the Visa offering please follow this link

If you would like to discuss a day place at Rendcomb College as part of this scheme then please do email us directly on