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.

Click here for UK airports serving Taunton School.

Pick Up and Drop Off Service

The school operates a free airport transfer from and to Heathrow and Bristol airports for flights arriving between 9.00am and 5.00pm on arrivals day.

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

We are able to arrange transfers from and to other airports or outside the hours stated but this will incur an additional cost.

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

Where taxis are used for airport transfers, the school only uses taxi companies whose drivers have been approved to work with children and schools.

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 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.