One of the many strengths of HCS is the rich diversity of our community. We welcome applications from all corners of the globe and nurture an environment where every student can thrive. Whether choosing to live in our How Caple boarding house or with a host family, each student quickly becomes an integral part of our HCS family.

Our International Admissions team are on hand to support with all overseas applications and ensure a smooth transition to HCS.

Who to contact

Mr Stuart Higgins Head of International Students

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Ms Janine Faulkner Deputy Head of International Students

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To make an overseas application, we invite you to get in touch with our International Admissions team. They will provide you with an application form which should be completed and returned with the registration fee.

The Admissions team will guide you through the assessment process which considers the student’s suitability for a place at the School. This includes an interview with the Headmaster and online testing to assess verbal, non-verbal, mathematical, and spatial reasoning ability. We will also require two references, one of which should be from the pupil’s current school, along with academic results from the past three years.

Successful applicants who are offered a place at the school will then be guided through the visa process as required.

Applications can be made to us via an educational agent/consultant or directly with the School.

A happy boarding community

Our boarding house offers a home-from-home where our pupils feel happy and relaxed as part of our warm family community. With ensuite bedrooms, a sociable common room and stunning grounds in the heart of the Herefordshire countryside, we offer a boarding experience like no other.

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"We understand that the most important thing in parents’ lives is the safety and well-being of their children. Sending your children to the UK to be educated is a big decision and we want you to feel completely confident that we will do our very best to ensure your child receives a first-class education, as well as being looked after to an exceptionally high standard.    

We very much look forward to receiving your child’s application and welcoming them to the wonderful HCS community."

Mr Stuart Higgins, Head of International Students