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The Independent Schools Guide 2012-2013, 18th Edition by Gabbitas

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Overseas pupils and students – coming to the UK

If you live overseas, the best advice is to plan ahead as far as possible and at least a year in advance. This will give you a wider choice of school and allow you time to research all the options properly and make an informed choice. To help you, the most important aspects of coming to school in the UK are explored here.

Level of English

Most independent schools will expect your child to speak some English on arrival, although additional tuition is often available in school to improve fluency and accuracy and to ensure that your child can cope with a normal curriculum.

If your child is to board in the UK but speaks only a little or no English, he or she may benefit from a short period in ...

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