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The Mount School York has been welcoming students from across the globe since the 1940s. As a Quaker School we are accepting of all pupils from a wide range of cultures and faiths. 

We currently have students of 17 different nationalities studying at The Mount.

In recent years we have welcomed students from USA, Nigeria, Hong Kong, Iran, China, Russia, France, Spain, Austria, Mexico, Germany and Turkey. International students join us as both boarding and day students. The Mount School York has a wealth of experience of welcoming students from different cultures to the School.  Parents can be assured that we are experts in helping students settle into school life in the UK.


International Students living in the UK can join The Mount School into any Year group, provided they have the correct Visa. Boarding Girls can join The Mount from the age of eleven, students will be allocated into a year group relevant to their age and ability. The Mount welcomes applications for students both directly and via Educational Agents. Applicants whose native language is not English should be reasonably fluent in written and spoken English.


After registering with The Mount School all applicants will need to sit the entrance tests in English and Mathematics, and arrangements can be made for students to take the exams in their own country. We work with a network of educational agents worldwide who can provide this service or we can arrange for the student to sit the tests in their own school. If students are taking GCSE or iGCSE examinations, then we are able to offer places on the basis of a reference from their present school and their predicted grades.

All applicants will be interviewed by The Admissions Manager and the Deputy Principal or Head of College, usually over Skype.  This allows The Mount to assess a pupil’s spoken English skills but also allows pupils to ask any questions they may have.

It is at this point that a formal offer of place will be made. Non EU international students will need to apply for a Tier 4 student visa. Our experienced Admissions Team will support families through this application, making the process as quick and as easy as possible.

EAL Lessons

Whilst we expect our pupils to have a basic level of English on their arrival, we have an excellent English as an Additional Language (EAL) department.   The EAL department aims to equip pupils with the necessary skills and confidence in the use of English Language to allow them to integrate successfully in the School curriculum.   EAL lessons are led by an experienced and highly qualified EAL teacher who is also a Senior English Language Testing System (IELTS) examiner.  Read more about The Mount’s EAL lessons here.

Agent Information

At The Mount School York, we are happy to work with Agents from the UK and overseas who are looking to place students. We accept overseas pupils from all countries from age eleven upwards. We accept pupils for one term stays as well as long term boarders.

We welcome visits from agents and would be delighted to provide you with a tour of the School. For further information,  please contact our Director of External Relations, Kate Linfoot on