We welcome overseas students to the school and do our utmost to ensure that communication between home and school is as close as we can make it.
We understand that many families choose to send their children to British boarding schools to improve their English language and to experience the British culture. We welcome enquiries from families from all over the world. Some students come for years, others, like our students from Spain come for just a term or one year.
We are mindful that it is important to keep the numbers of overseas students from any one country to a minimum to ensure that the children speak English.
Our overseas students also benefit from making life-long friendships, and students intending to stay for one year, often return the following year for another stay.
South African Exchange
SCS has a well established exchange programme with the Union High School, Graaff-Reinet in South Africa. Every year a number of our year 7 pupils spend the Lent term in South Africa, and then we welcome South African pupils to Salisbury in the summer term. The benefits the children gain from this experience cannot be under-estimated.
It is a requirement that all pupils have a Guardian if the parents do not live in the UK, or if the parents are visiting overseas. The Guardian will act as the parents' representative.
A Guardian must be a responsible adult living in the UK who can be there in an emergency situation on behalf of parents. The official guardian for your child can be a friend or family member that is resident in the UK or an agent offering this service.
Guardian's must be able to offer full accommodation during exeat weekends, half term holidays or if a child can not be in school ie: due to illness.
The Guardian's full details must be given at registration or when the parent leaves the country.
The school runs an airport collection service and ensures that the pupils are safely delivered to the airport and check in desks, and is very happy to welcome them back, when they return for the beginning of term.