International Students' Programme
Hong Kong and Macau - About the Programme
Boston Grammar School, a UK state (day) school, respected for its established academic tradition, welcomes appropriately qualified students from all over the world to join its vibrant community. Children of all ages join the school although the majority join to study ‘A’ Levels in our Sixth Form at sixteen. Currently we have particular opportunities for Hong Kong and Macau students holding appropriate EU passports, through our partnership with Mission Links who can provide help with translation, entry tests, admissions procedures, homestay arrangement and guardianship.
Becoming an International pupil at Boston Grammar School gives the opportunity to have a true English experience through living with a host family in areas local to the School. This allows pupils to improve their English skills and learn more about English culture.
Responsibility for this side of student life is taken by Mission Links for students from Hong Kong & Macau. They take the social and emotional care of our International students as seriously as we do their academic care.
They seek to ensure that you are matched with a British family who will offer you the friendship and support you will need to live and study in the UK, as well as guiding and encouraging you in your studies! We undertake due diligence with regard to local safeguarding policies and guidelines to ensure proper procedures are followed.
From experience we know that it is only when you feel safe and happy at home, with people who are there to advise and support you that you can focus fully on your studies and achieve the highest grades possible.
Mission Links have a network of host families and only use top quality families who are known personally to them. They are all DBS checked and share a wider global interest and interest in other cultures. They closely monitor their Homestay provision to ensure that they provide the best care possible for all our international students.
By living with a local host family you will get to experience British culture and customs first hand as well as having the opportunity to share some of your own customs and traditions. You will be able to practise your English skills as much as you want and will be able to enjoy human warmth and company!
Our host families all live within bus or walking distance of school.
All our host families offer you
»Your own bedroom
»Half board on school days and full board weekends and holidays.
»Advice and guidance
»Friendship and emotional support
»Support to International students
In addition to the daily ongoing support you will receive from your homestay hosts, Mission Links will oversee and monitor your welfare, both in your homestay and at school, working closely with you, the Homestay providers and your tutors to ensure there are no problems and you are being given all the support you need to achieve your goals.
Additional welfare support you will receive:
»An (optional) induction week before school starts, to help you prepare for study and living in the UK
»Help with registration for UK medical services
»Help with opening bank accounts and getting an English SIM card.
»Help with registration for courses
»Monitoring of academic progress with your school tutors
Apply for a Place
Candidates from Hong Kong/Macau:
Please contact our agent, Mission Links, who will assist you in the following areas of services and provide the related information.
»Liaison with overseas parents