International Students

We welcome international students aged 16 years old or above to join The Maynard 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, can all be enjoyed by Maynard girls, together with the school’s spacious grounds which provide a tranquil environment in which to study.

As well as full-time students, we also welcome girls to join us for shorter periods e.g. one term or one year, to experience the English way of life.

All homestay pupils must have a guardian and host arranged through a Global International Student Management agency.

Please contact Gateway for Mainland China or Gabbitas for Hong Kong.

Professional and highly qualified teachers are at the centre of everything we do at The Maynard. They will always help students who require extra support or attention. We offer preparation and full support with the application process into a broad range of both UK and international universities, including leading US universities.

We are also well known for our caring pastoral care. The range of extra-curricular activities on offer helps international students to integrate and play a full part in our multi-cultural community.

Recent international students have included girls from Germany and China, and we would welcome the opportunity to widen the range further still. Choosing the right school for your education in England is an important decision and we will be pleased to help. Please contact the Admissions office for more information on [email protected]

Tier 4 Visa Information


Immigration control in the UK affects everyone who is not a British subject. UK Visas and Immigration is the Government Department responsible for determining who may enter the UK and for how long.

The Maynard School is a UK Visas and Immigration Tier 4 Sponsor.


The Maynard School is registered and licensed with UK Visas and Immigration to accept international students.

If you are over 16 and are offered a place to study at The Maynard School and are from outside the European Union you are likely to have to apply for a Child Student Visa under Tier 4 before you can come to the UK and study at the school.

If you are over 16 and apply to The Maynard School, accept a place and pay two terms fees in advance (plus a registration fee), then we will request a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies) number from UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI), (not required if you are a British passport holder or if you have a Tier 4 Dependents visa). This is a unique number and we will send it to you via a CAS Certificate, as we are the sponsoring institution. This CAS Certificate has to be used as supporting evidence when applying for a child student visa and carries a points value.

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Information for International Students