Stowe School is a Sponsor for UK Visas and Immigration. We are licensed to support Confirmations of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) for Child Student Visas.
All non-UK passport holders will require a Child Student Visa in order to be able to study at Stowe. The only exceptions are:
The visa is course based so one application will be needed for each course (GCSE and A Level). If you are making an application from overseas, you can make the application up to 6 months before your date of travel to the UK. If you are applying from the UK, you may make an application up to 3 months before your date of travel to the UK. You will usually get a decision on your visa within 3 weeks. You can check visa processing times for your country on the gov.uk website. You are advised not to book flights until your visa has been granted.
Full details on how to apply for a Child Student Visa can be found here
When you apply for a Child Student Visa, you may be asked to demonstrate to UK Visas and Immigration that you have the money available to pay your school fees for the first year of the course. We recommend that you pay a year’s fees in advance before we apply for the CAS, so that we can state on your CAS that fees have been paid in full. We can provide a pro-forma invoice if required. If you are a UK National or you come from one of the countries listed by the UKVI in their guidance at https://www.gov.uk/child-study-visa/money then you DO NOT need to meet this financial requirement.