Admissions Procedure

Places are limited at Earlscliffe, so we advise students to apply as early as possible, ideally by mid-January in the year of proposed entry.

Once an initial enquiry has been made, you will be contacted by a member of the Earlscliffe admissions team, who will talk you through the admission process and will support you at each step of your application journey.

Entry Process:

  • Submit the most recent two years’ school reports
  • Complete our application form
  • Pay the registration fee
  • Attain 4.0 IELTS level (or equivalent) for one year GCSE
  • Attain 5.0 IELTS level (or equivalent) for A-level or year 13 programmes
  • Complete and interview in person by Skype, zoom or wechat.
  • Complete our Mathematics and English tests (these can be taken remotely)

English language proficiency (overseas students)

Earlscliffe must be satisfied that an overseas student has the required level of English language skill for academic studies at A-Level. If students have not already taken an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test or Cambridge exam, they must sit a diagnostic test either at Earlscliffe, their own school or a partner counsellor’s office.

To access our A-Level programme, we believe a student should be attaining a minimum level of B1 (IELTS 5.0). If students do not reach this level, we may recommend that they look at our preparation programme such as our International Transition Year.

Academic scholarships

There are a limited number of academic scholarships at Earlscliffe and our Admissions team are always happy to chat to students and families about these.