International

Here at Myddelton College we embrace students from all countries and believe that in creating a college of many different nationalities it provides a great opportunity for staff and students alike to gain exposure to a diverse variety of languages and cultures.

The International admissions team provides a competitive and unbeatable service to international pupils and parents alike. With Educational Agents based in over 30 countries across the world and dedicated staff for specific regions we aim to make the application process for Myddelton College simple and successful.

Application Process

Myddelton College aims to make the application process as streamlined as possible. We welcome students to join us at the beginning of the Autumn, Spring, and Summer terms. If you have any questions during any part of the application process, our International Admissions team are happy to answer any questions.

To begin the application process, the school requires a copy of your passport, your academic transcript from the two previous academic years and a completed application form which can be found below. Once you have all these documents, please send them to your regional manager. Once your region’s manager has received these documents, they will schedule an online interview with you. Following the interview, they will arrange for you to sit an entrance test. When all these steps have been completed, the school will be ready to make an offer for you to join Myddelton College. 

Immersion Programme

Myddelton College welcomes international students to join us for a short-term Immersion Programme, lasting from half a term up to two terms. This will allow students will get a true taste of boarding school life in the United Kingdom. Students will join classes with their year group and study alongside native English speakers. They will stay in boarding, making new friends with their fellow boarders and take part in a wealth of different extra-curricular activities offered at Myddelton College. Students in the immersion programme can take advantage of the school’s elite sports offerings, including Tennis, Triathlon, and Show jumping. This is the perfect opportunity for international students improve their English skills and immerse themselves in the British boarding school culture, with the potential to join Myddelton College for a longer-term programme. 

English as an Additional Language Support

Our EAL department provides specialist academic support to all international students. Once you have enrolled your English language skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing will be tested and based on your results an individual programme will be carefully designed for you and delivered across lessons throughout the week.

For those that require it, we will create a tailored programme that will help you gain the confidence and skills needed to study in school and communicate effectively in daily life. Our EAL classes are purposely kept small to ensure you have the individual attention and support you require. Once your level of English is strong enough to forego EAL lessons you will then concentrate on mainstream curriculum English Language and English Literature. When you reach the appropriate level you will be entered for IELTS or one of the University of Cambridge English language examinations which are recognised throughout the world.

Visas

Our experienced Compliance Staff attend frequent UKVI conferences and can give detailed and up-to-date advice on applying for visas from around the globe. All international students will require a visa to study at Myddelton College. Students from the European Union applying to a programme with a duration of 6 months or less will not require a visa. Visit https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration for more information.

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FAQ

Where is the nearest airport to Myddelton College?

Manchester Airport is the closest major airport to the school, just under one and a half hours away. The school is also just over an hour’s drive away from Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

Where is the nearest railway station to Myddelton College?

The nearest railway station to Myddelton College is Rhyl Station, roughly a 20-minute drive away. From Rhyl there are direct train services to both Manchester and Birmingham Airport.

What are the boarding facilities like?

Myddelton College has two boarding houses: George’s House for students aged 11-16, and Stanley’s House for students aged 16-18. Both boarding houses are within the school grounds. There are twin rooms in both boarding houses with shared bathroom facilities. Boys’ and girls’ rooms are on separate floors. Each floor has a kitchen area where students can prepare small snacks or make a drink. Both boarding houses have common room areas where students can relax, watch television, play games, and there are even dedicated study spaces. Both boarding houses have been recently renovated inside, contrasting the traditional architecture of the boarding houses themselves. For more information, visit our boarding pages.

What is there to do in Denbigh?

Denbigh lies at the heart of North Wales, overlooking the stunning Vale of Clwyd, one of only four Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in Wales. It is also in close proximity to Snowdonia National Park. It is where nature and history come together in a fascinating environment, it is surprising and captivating, quirky and hospitable. The Denbigh character is described as strong, lively, independent of spirit, but also open, friendly and welcoming – something that Myddelton College inspire to create within our college community.

With its secret gardens and more listed buildings than any other town in Wales, Denbigh looks different from everywhere else – it has largely escaped the generic chain style shopping experience which dominates much of the UK of today – the independent shops, cafés & restaurants, busy old town square and museums are truly unique. However, the town still benefits from amenities such as a leisure centre, library & supermarkets. There is always something going on in Denbigh from music & arts festivals to markets and even an annual Boxing Day barrel-rolling competition in the town square.

What activities are available for boarders at the weekend?

On a Saturday, the boarding staff regularly organise a trip that all boarding pupils are welcome to attend. Visits will try and encourage the students to try something different, whether that be learning about a different culture or trying zip-lining for the first time! We want to put together a trips programme that is varied, interesting and gives you the opportunity to explore all the different cultures that the UK has to offer.

Our trip programmes tend to include trips to cities including Manchester, Liverpool and Chester. Manchester and Liverpool are home to a number of excellent museums and galleries, as well as shopping centres and Premier League football teams for those interested in sports. Chester has the world-famous Chester Zoo, rated as the best Zoo in the UK by TripAdvisor. There is also Chester Cathedral, river boat tours, and plenty of museums and shopping options. Closer to home, there are cinemas, a ski and snowboarding centre, 10 pin bowling, a Seaquarium Centre, sandy beaches with arcades on the promenade and much more! 

Visit our boarding page for more info.

Does Myddelton College close during the holidays?

Myddelton College remains open during weekends and the Half-Term holidays. During this time, you will be able to stay at school and will have the option to take part in a wealth of activities and excursions. This means that there is no need for you to organise alternative arrangements with guardians or go home.

How many international students does Myddelton College have?

Myddelton College currently has 250 students, 80% of which are British. The remaining 20% are from over 25 different nationalities across the world, bringing a diverse international mix to our traditionally British school.

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