Nationalities and Visas

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 systerm. 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 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.

Click here to find out more about the visa application process. 

Top 10 Tips for First Time Students Arrivals.

1  Have your passport ready.
2  Ensure you complete a landing card (if a non EEA national).
3  Have your Certificate of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) number ready.  If you don’t have a CAS number please bring details of your course of study.
4  Keep any medical documentation, recent bank statement and details of where you are staying in your hand luggage, we may ask to see this information.
5  Do not bring in any meat or dairy products from outside the EU.
6  There are also restrictions on other food products such as fish, eggs and honey, as well as some fruit, vegetables and plants (e.g. bulbs, seeds, cut flowers and tree bark).
7  There are also restrictions on the amount of tobacco, alcohol and gifts you can bring in the UK. If you exceed your duty-free allowance and do not declare them, all of your items could be taken away from you.
8  Never bring in counterfeit goods, illegal drugs, offensive weapons or indecent or obscene material. Some items are restricted and will require a licence or permit.
9  Your must declare any sums of cash of £10,000 or more (or the equivalent in another currency) if you are travelling from a country outside the European Union.
10  Never give false or misleading information (including forged or counterfeit documents).