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International Applicants

International Applicants

Entry at Year 7 (11+) & Year 9 (13+)

  • If English is a candidate’s first language, parents can arrange for our Entrance Tests (English and Maths) to be taken at a British Council office in early January. Copies of specimen papers, including timings can be found here for Year 7 and Year 9 entry. The length of these tests depends on the year group, but it would be no more than one hour for English and one hour for Maths.
  • If English is not a candidate’s first language, they would be required to take UKiset and arrange for the full School Profile to be sent to The Leys by early January at the latest. If it is not possible for candidates to sit UKiset tests, or take any tests at a British Council office, please contact us to explore alternatives.

Candidates must be registered before attending the test.

Entry at Sixth Form (16+)

If a candidate is currently taking 8 or more GCSEs/iGCSEs they would not normally be required to take any additional tests.

If a candidate is not currently taking GCSEs/iGCSEs we would ask that they take UKiset, with the full School Profile to be sent to The Leys by mid-October.

If it is not possible for candidates to sit UKiset tests please contact us to explore alternatives.


The Leys School is able to sponsor child students to study in the UK and, following receipt of all necessary information, can issue a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) so they/families can apply for an appropriate visa. Please note that The Leys can only sponsor Boarding students. For further information please contact the Admissions Office.

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Entrance Assessments

Candidates who wish to be considered for entry to The Leys must complete an assessment.

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Fees and Bursaries

The Leys is committed to broadening access to the School by offering means-tested financial support to help parents with the payment of School fees. Such support is known as a Bursary and is awarded in the form of a discount on the fees.

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