Information for Overseas Students - Academic Year 2014/2015
- Overseas children have been coming to Moor Park for a number of years and have all enjoyed the experience. We only take a small number from any one country (maximum of 6) for a full year.
- We find it beneficial to have more than one child from the same country as they provide support for each other, particularly in the early stages.
- Children should have a reasonable level of English before coming to Moor Park.
- We follow the English National Curriculum but the children are usually in advance of this. All overseas children will follow this curriculum but will be given academic support to enable them to participate in these lessons. We also offer subjects outside the National Curriculum eg Latin and Personal & Social Health Education.
- Upon arrival, children will be assessed on their level on English and given ‘extra English’ instruction accordingly.
- Overseas children will be given up to three classes of timetabled teaching per week for English support/EFL lessons. They will also receive individual tutor support and guidance.
- It may be possible for an overseas child to study for and participate in one of the nationally recognized Cambridge Exam (KET, PET, FCE). This must be arranged separately and will incur an additional charge.
- We usually use Heathrow airport and transport can be arranged to and from the airport. The cost will be dependent on numbers and whether a minibus or taxi is used. It will be divided between the children and will be billed separately.
- Pupils should arrive the day before term starts and arrange to leave school on the last day of term. If this is not possible, then they should make arrangements for the day before that.
- We have ‘leave weekends’ (Exeat) approximately every 3 weeks when overseas students stay with English families who have children in the school. At half term we strongly recommend that children return home to their families. They need this contact with their parents and it can be difficult to find somewhere for them to stay for a whole week.
- For children who are coming for the whole year, it is important that we have the name of someone to contact in England in case of emergency.
- Pocket money: a maximum of £50 per child should be allowed. This, together with their passport, should be handed to a school official on arrival at Moor Park and will be given out as appropriate during the term.
- The fees are charged termly in advance and cover academic and accommodation expenses. Extras, such as trips and outings, travel to and from the airport, additional EFL lessons and music instrument lessons, are charged in arrears and will be listed on the following term’s invoice.
- The easiest method of payment is by bank transfer.