We are on hand to provide information to assist you in booking your child’s transport to and from the UK, to coincide with our meet and greet airport transfer service.  For children who require a visa, we will advise you about the process involved in obtaining a visa and supply the necessary evidence to support the visa application.

Travel

Most students fly independently to one of a number of airports in the south and south west.  The main airports are London Heathrow, London Gatwick and Bristol airports.  Some European flights may also be available to Exeter or Southampton airports.

The school will provide minibus transfers from London Heathrow, Bristol and Exeter airports for flights that arrive between at 0900 – 1700 on the arrivals day of each Summer School course.

Summer School Staff will coordinate transfers at the airports throughout the day.

Many parents choose to use the Unaccompanied MinorService offered by airlines.  We would encourage parents of very young children to use it.

We can arrange a taxi on your behalf from a trusted Taunton taxi company for journeys outside these dates and times if required. This will incur additional costs.

 

Visas and Passports

Students from the European UnionNorway, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Switzerland, or from an Overseas Country or Territory (OCT); can enter the UK with a valid Passport or National Identity Card.  A visa is not required.

Students from countries not listed above require a visa and a valid passport to enter the United Kingdom.  Students attending Taunton School in September will be contacted by our Admissions Department to discuss their visa application. Students who will attend the Pre-Sessional course and return home will need a Short Term Student Study Visa.  Once you have registered on a Summer School course you will be sent a supporting letter to help with your visa application.

Applications can be made using the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/study-visit-visa

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need help securing a visa.