Visas and Guardians
Prior’s Field has a tradition of welcoming girls and staff from across the world. At present, 91% of our pupils are British with only 9% international.
Prior’s Field is a Highly Trusted Sponsor under the UK Visas & Immigration’s Tier 4 visa system. This means that we are able to issue Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) numbers to girls who are offered and accept a place at Prior’s Field.
In order to provide your daughter/client with a CAS number, we will need a copy of her passport and details of her UK-based guardian. Please note – girls aged 16 or 17 years old may be required to have an interview with a member of UKVI staff as part of their visa application process and may be required to register with the local police station on arrival.
All girls whose parents reside overseas must have an official guardian resident within the UK and over 25 years old. This guardian is responsible for the girl’s travel and accommodation at half-terms, holidays and over the May Bank Holiday exeat weekend.
It is school policy to ask parents to take their daughter home if she becomes ill. Parents who reside overseas and are unable to do so, should make their daughter’s guardian aware that they will also have responsibility for collecting the girl and providing accommodation and care until she is fit to return to school.