Overseas Students

We welcome enquiries from overseas students who wish to join Years 5-10 or Sixth Form.  There are currently a small number of overseas students and we maintain a good balance of British and international students in the boarding houses. 

All international students will be taught in an English medium and therefore are required to have a reasonable working knowledge of English.  We are not a Language School, but English as an Additional Language (EAL) is provided by experienced English teachers, for those that require it.  Pupils can be prepared for recognised EAL examinations. Extra charges are applicable.

Entry Assessments

Years 5-10

  • Candidates are required to sit entry papers in English and Mathematics and in most cases they will also sit an EAL paper.
  • Report from the present school
  • Interview with Headmaster/Director of Studies or detailed report of an interview conducted by a recognised international agent.

Sixth Form

  • Candidates are required to choose three of the four subjects that they will study in the Sixth Form for their entry examination. There will also be an EAL English paper.
  • Report from the present school
  • Interview with Headmaster/Head of Sixth Form or detailed report of an interview conducted by a recognised international agent.


It is recommended to register candidates a year in advance of the entry date, and in any case before the end of December, prior to the September of entry.  Registrations can be considered at other times if places are available.

Please complete the registration form and return with the £60 registration fee.  The registration form is enclosed with the prospectus or may be below.

Monmouth School for Boys and Boys’ Prep Registration Form (PDF – 183Kb)


Overseas students follow the same curriculum as our British students and they work towards General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) examinations in Years 10 and 11.  In the Sixth Form they will proceed to Advanced  (AS and A) Level examination courses before applying to university.   Assistance to take GCSE examinations in their own language will be given where possible.


All students, whose parents reside overseas, are required to have a suitable educational guardian.  This is someone with whom they can reside during half-term holidays or leave-out/exeat weekends and who can act in case of an emergency.   This could be a reliable friend or relative who is prepared to take on this task, but if not, the School can provide a list of professional guardianship organisations for parents to contact.  However, it is the responsibility of parents to arrange their son’s guardian and not the School.

Guardianship responsibilities (PDF – 129Kb)
Information sheet about Guardianship (PDF – 129Kb)

2016-17 Boarding Nationality Split


2016-17 Day & Boarding Nationality Split