Saint Michael´s College is, in general, a non-selective school. We do not select on the basis of gender.

All students who apply to Saint Michael's are asked to sit our own English and maths entry tests (these are normally sat under the supervision of educational agents in the students own country).

Decisions on admissions are often taken in conjunction with educational agents as they often have a more specialized knowledge of the educational standards in their own countries.

GCSE courses
We expect students to have completed the equivalent of Year 9 (either in the UK or in their own country) before we allow them to start a GCSE course. We do not select GCSE students on their English language ability.

A Level
Students are admitted to the A Level course if they have passed a minimum of 3 GCSEs or if they have completed the equivalent of GCSEs in their own system. We expect students to score above 50% on the English entry test for admission onto the A Level course.

Foundation course
Students must be aged 17 or over and have successfully completed the appropriate High School certificate in their own country and have at least one of the following English language qualifications:

  • TOEFL 470
  • IELTS 4.5
  • First Certificate in English (FCE)
  • GCSE or IGCSE English

Admission procedures

To apply for a place at the school parents/students must complete an application form and send transcripts of the last 3 years' academic results.

If we decide to accept the student we provide a letter of enrolement and invoice the parents for the deposit (£750) to secure a place. If a student needs to apply for a Tier 4 Student Visa (Child or Adult) then we will create a CAS for the visa application.

The £750.00 deposit is non-refundable and  is only  refunded if the student does not obtain a visa (less admin costs incurred).


Policy reviewed and updated 27th September 2012