The International School Admissions

Flexible IGCSE programmes to suit you

At The International School, we offer a range of IGCSE and study abroad programmes for students from around the world. So you can find a programme that suits you.

Our programmes

Find out more about which programme is most suitable for you:

Want to get in touch?

Nari Park

Registrar, The International School
+44(0) 1865 688 500

The International School fees

From September 2021
Initial Charges
  • Registration fee: £125
  • Acceptance fee (UK based): £1200
  • Acceptance fee (International & EU based): £4000
Tuition fees
  • Termly fee: The Discovery Years (Years 7-8): £8950
  • Termly fee: The Discovery Years (Year 9): £9330
  • Termly fee: Two-Year IGCSE: £9515
  • Termly fee: One-Year IGCSE: £10150
  • Termly fee: 4 or 5 term IGCSE*: £10150
  • Study Abroad fee*: £9515
Boarding fees
  • Termly fee: £6150
Other Charges
  • Uniform: £225
  • Instrumental Music/Voice**: £36

Tuition fees

*equivalent to the termly fees for the year group/terms attended

Other charges

** 35-minute session

Friendship Ambassador Awards


Friendship Ambassadors are students who add to the life of the International School. They should enjoy meeting visiting families and representing their countries and the school.

They may have:

  • already had positions of responsibility at their school, or
  • taken part in competitions or awards abroad, or
  • taken part in community or charity work, or
  • have a particular skill or talent (e.g. in music or sport)


How to apply

All students need to do is show on the application form that they are interested in a Friendship Ambassador Award by ticking the relevant box on the application form. In their personal statement they should explain briefly what they can offer the school by telling us what they have achieved.

All applicants will be interviewed but the interview can be by Skype. In the interview we will ask students about why they think they would be a good ambassador for the school.

The Awards

These are generous awards from £1500 to £6000 a year are for the first year of a student’s time at d’Overbroeck’s International School. If you have students who are excited by the idea of studying in the UK and who want to play an active role in school life, this award could be for them.

Important Information

Examination entry fees

Examination entry fees will depend on the number of public examinations taken in each session.

Please note that additional fees may apply where special examination arrangements have to be made for a particular candidate:

Use of a word-processor – £20 per exam taken
Provision of a scribe / reader – £47 per exam taken

Overall, examination fees are usually around £400, depending on the number of exams taken.


Students may collect their recommended course books at the school on Induction Day. The charge for these will be added to the student’s bill.

Text Book charges vary depending on which subjects are taken but range between £5.99 and £30 per book and are usually invoiced on the Spring Term invoice. Typically the total cost is around £120.

Optional Insurance Cover

We offer optional insurance cover for international students through Endsleigh. The policy is designed to cater for the insurance needs of students studying in the UK on a trip arranged by d’Overbroeck's.

The policy provides cover including emergency medical assistance and medical costs, protection in the event of cancellation or curtailment, cover for loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal money.

Full details are sent with the first term’s bill, and further copies may be obtained from the Bursary at any point.

Trips & Visits

These will vary depending on the nature of the trip. Parental consent will be sought in advance for chargeable trips. These trips may vary from a trip to a local event or conference costing around £30 to an optional overseas expedition costing £3,500.

Exceptional Arrangements

Exceptional arrangements such as supplementary one-to-one teaching, or teaching for a GCSE subject studied in the Sixth Form, will incur additional tuition fees. Supplementary one-to-one teaching that is arranged over and above the standard course is charged at £49 per hour. Arrangements of this kind are exceptional and, where such support is deemed necessary, it will always have been discussed and agreed in advance with parents.