Sixth Form International Students

We welcome girls from all over the world to join The Maynard Sixth Form. International students join us in the Lower 6 (at 16+) and are fully integrated into the life of the school.

Situated in the centre of the historic university city of Exeter, close to the M5 and only just over 2 hours by train to London, we are only 15 minutes away from Exeter International Airport. The beautiful beaches of the South West are only 20 minutes away where surfing, sailing and watersports can be enjoyed at weekends. The open spaces of Dartmoor and Exmoor, as well as the cultural experiences associated with a university town (and the great shopping!), can all be enjoyed by Maynard girls, together with the school’s spacious grounds which provide a tranquil and safe environment in which to study.


The Maynard is a day school, and our international pupils are placed with our trusted and experienced homestay families. Our homestay scheme is managed by Global International Student Management consultancies Gabbitas Education (for Hong Kong) and Gateway Education (for mainland China).

The wellbeing, happiness and security of all our pupils is our number one priority and we keep in regular contact with our international girls to ensure that they are happy within their host family placement.


Fees collected by our International Consultancies:

Fees and rates for student homestay and guardianship should be discussed and arranged directly through our international consultancies, Gabbitas Education and Gateway Education .

Fees collected by The Maynard School:

  • Registration: £200
  • Acceptance deposit: £7,052 (refunded during final term)
  • Tuition fees (2023-2024) £21,158 per annum

This includes:

  • 1 hour of EAL (English as an Additional Language) teaching; extra lessons will be provided at an additional cost if recommended.
  • Travel on school transport between Exeter and Heathrow at the start and end of each term (Families will be notified of dates to book flights in advance).

Fees are due before the commencement of the school term to which they relate and should be paid in full.

Queries regarding international tuition fees should be addressed to Admissions at The Maynard School. Queries about the Gabbitas fees should be directed to Danielle Flood, Student Support Services & Guardianship Manager at Gabbitas, at [email protected]. Queries about Gateway fees should be directed to Bailey Liang, Admissions Manager at Gateway, on 01604 642082.


To apply for a place at The Maynard School you can either register with one of our consultancies, or approach the school directly.

We are happy to accept applicants throughout the school year and will indicate on our website when our international list is full.

We will consider all applications, but we expect levels of English to be high (an IELTS score of 5.5 at 15.5 years old for example). We test English proficiency through online testing or school test papers if required. If applicants wish to study Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Maths, they may be required to take further tests to move through the application process. If candidates are successful at these tests and a face-to-face or Skype interview, they will be offered a place at the school.

To download a copy of the Sixth Form application form, please click here.


More information about the UK’s new points-based immigration system can be found here


If you are interested in establishing a relationship with The Maynard School or wish to register a prospective pupil with us, please contact our Admissions Team on 01392 355998 or [email protected]