International boarders play an important part in the life of RMS for Girls. Currently, over 15 nationalities are represented in the boarding community with half of our boarders joining us from overseas.
It can be a daunting prospect moving, sometimes halfway across the world, to a new country, and a new school full of new people. You can be assured that your child will be given every possible support to settle into the community as quickly as possible and in no time at all RMS will be her second home!
RMS is ideally placed for international pupils and their families. The school is situated close to (23km) Heathrow Airport, and is within walking distance to the railway station where Central London can be reached in under 30 minutes. The enclosed, safe 300-acre campus provides stunning facilities and tranquil surroundings in which to love and learn.
All students whose parents reside overseas are required to have a suitable educational guardian. This is someone with whom they can reside during half-term holidays or weekends when the school closes and who can act in case of emergency. It is the responsibility of parents to organise a guardian and recommend that in the absence of a suitable UK domiciled family member an AEGIS accredited guardian is appointed.
RMS for Girls welcomes pupils from all social and ethnic backgrounds, with a wide range of language backgrounds. This is reflected in the care and attention that is given in the tutor groups, classes and also in the boarding houses.
The EAL provision, part of the school’s Learning Support Department, offers support to students for whom English is an additional language, according to each of their needs. We aim to support pupils’ learning so that each student can fully access the curriculum and display curriculum knowledge. We require pupils to reach a satisfactory standard in the entrance assessments so that all areas of the curriculum can be accessed. We understand that cultural and linguistic heritage impacts on learning and use of language and, as a community, we aim to support and learn from cultural diversity.