International Students

We welcome girls from all over the world to join The Queen's School Sixth Form. International students join us in the Lower 6 (at 16+) and are fully integrated into the life of the school.

Set within the glorious City Walls, access to the School could not be easier. Ideally placed in the North West of England, it is less than an hour from Manchester and Liverpool, just a two-hour direct train journey to London and close to both the beautiful Welsh coast and mountains.


Click the link below to read our international student prospectus.

International student prospectus



Our Homestay Option gives pupils the opportunity to experience life in a British home, providing a comfortable and safe English speaking environment in which to live and learn more about British culture while studying for their GCSEs and A-levels. Homestay providers treat each girl as a full member of the household, eating together and sharing the common living areas.


The nurturing environment a host family provides enables pupils to focus on their studies, achieve great academic results and successfully adjust to their new British lifestyle. Our host families offer top quality care, safety and comfort, providing the care and nurturing that teen pupils require, not just scholastically, but also socially and culturally too.


Our host families are among the most welcoming and generous people in Chester. They open their homes and share their lives to ensure international pupils are in a secure and stable home environment while integrating into their new UK community and school. Just as families around the world vary in their size, arrangements and demographics, so too do Queen’s host families. What they all have in common is their desire to share the Chester experience and provide a caring home environment to pupils from around the world. We have many different kinds of hosts working with us including families with children, older couples and single people from a variety of different backgrounds. They are all warm and caring people who will make sure you feel safe, comfortable and happy in their home.


The Queen's School is a day school, and our international pupils are placed with our trusted and experienced homestay families. Our homestay scheme is managed by Global International Student Management consultancy Gabbitas Education.



Please call our Admissions Team to discuss as fees will.

*Fees collected by The Queen’s School:

  • Registration fee (payable on application): £100 
  • Acceptance fee (refundable): £1,500
  • Advance fees (non-refundable): £12,000
  • Termly tuition fees (2022-23): £4,970 per term 
  • Tier 4 visa administration fee: £400

*Fees collected by Gabbitas (correct at date of publishing):

  • Homestay fee (2022-23): £9,700 per annum 
  • Administration fee (2022-23): £3,600 

*Please note that the above breakdown is to be used as a guide only and does not include living costs and is subject to an annual increase. All fees are pending review for the new academic year of 2023-2024.



The Queen’s School welcomes pupils of all nationalities and celebrates diversity who are academically able. We truly value the contribution that our international pupils make and celebrate the richness of experience and different perspectives that they bring to the School, and believe they enjoy the style of a British education.


If a pupil is not based in the UK or not a UK national, our admissions team can arrange for examinations to take place in her current school. Please note that we expect levels of English to be high: an IELTS score of 5.5 at 15.5 years old is a good marker. In addition to taking the entrance examinations, a Zoom interview with members of the Senior Leadership Team can be organised. For pupils looking to join the Sixth Form, Heads of the Departments of the subjects considered for study at A-level will also join the interview.


For most students who can come to visit, we can arrange for them to sit their entrance exams and have their interviews during their visit. In addition to our own entrance exams, Queen’s welcomes CAT4/UKiset profiles from international students. UKiset is a global test designed to provide schools with credible information on an applicant’s academic potential as part of their application process. The test includes assessments of academic potential and English language skills. We will also arrange for your daughter to meet with the current Head Girls team so she can feel welcomed and hear about what life at Queen’s is like directly from our pupils.


For international enquires please contact our Admissions Team on, who will be able to provide you with further information and support. The school will make all reasonable efforts to assist students and parents to comply with the UK Government’s requirements on visa entry for girls who wish to come to the UK to study.