Children living overseas
Wellesley has had a long tradition of welcoming overseas boarders whether expatriates, or children of other nationalities, and has Highly Trusted Status as a Tier 4 sponsor with the UK Boarder Agency. Currently there are overseas children in the school from France, Russia, Spain, China, Hong Kong and Nigeria. In the past we have welcomed children from Korea, Germany, Italy, Thailand and America, among others. Our intention is always to ensure that overseas children are fully integrated into the life of the school and that we also learn from the different cultures represented (Wellesley has been awarded the Full International School Award for its work on teaching about the global community. A fully qualified English as an Additional Language teacher is available to support pupils with their English skills.
Children coming to Wellesley House from outside the UK are met at airports by our taxi service which is an extremely efficient and professional operation run by an ex-police officer. Drivers are all ex-police officers or ex-service personnel and all have been DBS checked. They provide a personal, caring service. When taking children to airports the drivers stay with the children until they are safely passed over to the airline involved. Constant communication between the school and the taxi service is maintained when children are in transit, and the highest standards of care can be anticipated at all times.
We enjoy excellent relationships with a number of overseas agents with whom we work closely in the best interests of the families and pupils.