Most students in the UK will attend a state school. There are state schools across the country, in all locations.

State schools follow the UK national curriculum, although some schools can specialise in certain fields.

HSI select only quality state schools in which to place international students.

All schools will have high standards of teaching, good facilities and be in a safe and pleasant location..


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Modern UK state school


  • Make connections with local British students from a broad range of backgrounds.
  • Experience new cultures and develop into a well-rounded young adult.
  • Improve your English language fluency and learn to speak like a local.
  • Achieve an internationally recognised high school diploma*.
  • Enable your application to a British or Irish university*.

*2-year programmes only

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Key Features

  • Good range of academic subjects and good facilities
  • Medium class sizes (25 – 30 students per teacher)
  • Variety of extra-curricular sports and activities open to all students
  • Very small international student population
  • Most students progress on to university
  • Single-sex / Co-educational schools
  • Religious / Non-religious schools
  • Local host families


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Options & Criteria

Age 12-16
Programme Durations 1, 2 or 3 terms+
Academic Background Average or better
English level Upper intermediate
Status EU/EEA Students

Inclusions on a HSI UK state school programme

Standard inclusions for all HSI programmes
  • Selection of a suitable school
  • Standard tuition fees
  • Placement & registration in a selected UK school
  • Final school transcripts and British Ministry of Education documentation
Our support services include
  • Assistance and support of your HSI Advisor
  • Progress reports (2-3 per term)
  • Local orientation upon arrival
  • Emergency telephone contact 24/7
  • First and final transfers
  • Assistance with other transfers
  • Accommodation in a carefully selected host family (excluding Christmas and Easter holidays)

Our homestay accommodation includes

  • Single room family accommodation
  • Monday – Friday, half board (lunch not included)
  • Saturday & Sunday, full board
  • Access to all house facilities
  • A warm, friendly environment
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Education Agencies

If you are an education agency based outside of the UK and you are interested in being able to offer your students a place at one of our state day schools, then you can contact us to register as a trusted partner of High Schools International

Partners already registered with us can download materials, fees and application forms from our Online Partner Resource Centre.


If you are a student who is thinking of studying in the United Kingdom and would like to learn which of our schools are most suitable for you, then contact us and we will connect you with your local representative of our programmes.

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