Our international and overseas pupils live alongside our British students, sharing all aspects of school life. When a new pupil arrives at Lockers Park, they are warmly welcomed into the Lockers Park community and gradually introduced to the school routine.
We understand the complexities of living and learning in a completely different country – a significant percentage of our full boarders are from overseas – and we work hard to support these children. Indeed, The Independent Schools Inspectorate (December 2017) reported on our inclusive environment:
“Pupils respect one another’s beliefs and value the diversity within the school.”
We sensitively co-ordinate each boarder’s individual academic and extra-curricular programmes to ensure they settle in while offering one-to-one English language tuition to accelerate proficiency and fluency.
“Pupils with EAL are able to participate and display pleasing levels of confidence in conversing in their target language.” The Independent Schools Inspectorate (December 2017)
Overseas Boarders’ Support
Our excellent pastoral care record means that all our overseas boarders are part of a secure family structure, ensuring they always feel welcome and well cared for. We understand the complexities of educating children such a long way from home and try to be as flexible as possible, offering support to boys to help them through this. There is always someone to lend a friendly, listening ear, whether the Housemaster, teacher or group tutor. Boys can contact their families at mutually convenient times via telephone, Skype or email (naturally, time zone differences are considered).
Boys living overseas must have an appointed guardian in this country. This is the parent’s responsibility to arrange, but we can help with the names of reputable Guardianship Agencies.