We welcome applications from all over the world and we are proud of our cultural diversity which enhances the Rendcomb community. In our student body, the school currently has pupils from Thailand, Canada, China, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, Spain, Italy, Russia, Nigeria, Israel, New Zealand, South Africa, Austria, Brazil, India and France and the international community is ever-widening although we hold our international numbers at approximately 30% ensuring excellent integration and to ensure we offer a traditional British Boarding School experience.
Rendcomb strives to reflect the global community in which we live today and in which our students will work in the future, preparing them for their onward journey into University and careers across the world. Pupils leave Rendcomb as articulate, confident, thoughtful and resilient young adults.
The international pupils add tremendous value to the 'Rendcomb Family' and continue to attain at an excellent standard. In 2016 our Year 13 pupils averaged a Triple A grade at A Level with 95% of the cohort going onto secure their chosen university. In 2017 Year 13 pupils attained ABB average with 61% of the grades awarded A*-B. 41% attaining A*-A with 96% of the cohort progressing onto University. The leavers destinations 2016 and 2017 include Oxford University, Durham University, Imperial College, London, King's College, London, Bath, Bath Spa, Millsaps College, USA, Cardiff and Bristol to name but a few.
Rendcomb accepts applications for regular boarders from Year 7 (age 11) in the Senior School through to the Sixth Form. We accept day pupils from age 3 to 18. The minimum study period is for half a term for ages 11-13 and one term for pupils aged between 14-18. This excludes the Summer term and is subject to availability.
Specific courses available to our international pupils include:
- One Year GCSE Programme
- Two Year GCSE Programme
- Pre A One Year Programme
- Two Year A Level Programme (BTEC Travel and Tourism available from September 2017)
How to apply
Applicants will need to provide copies of their last two school reports and grades translated into English, a copy of their passport and a hand written personal statement. For UK based international pupils, we require a reference from your current school including predicted GCSE grades if applicable.
Successful applicants are invited to register and attend an interview either at Rendcomb or via Skype. Entrance assessments can be sat remotely if required or at Rendcomb and successful applicants will receive a formal offer of study. To secure your place with us we will require a completed acceptance from and the acceptance deposit.
International pupils may attend a Taster Day at Rendcomb as part of the application process which, subject to availability in our boarding houses, can include an overnight stay. This is an ideal opportunity for prospective pupils to gain a true feel for life at Rendcomb.
All international pupils holding confirmed places at Rendcomb will receive their Joining Instructions in early summer so they have sufficient time to prepare for their arrival in September.
We hope this offers you helpful information, but do please come and visit us if you are able, to see first-hand what a Rendcomb adventure can offer!
Please contact Mrs Chrissy Laycock, Head of International Recruitment and Marketing for further information about international applications:
0044 (0) 1285 832327
0044 (0) 7710 094235