The week before the academic year starts, all new international pupils arrive for an induction week to ensure that they are ready on the first day of term to start with confidence and are able to ‘hit the ground running’ when term begins.
It is the perfect opportunity to make new friends, settle and become familiar with their new environment. For some, this may be their first experience of being away from home and it is important that the transition is a happy one.
The Pre-Sessional week really helped me to settle into my new school, I was able to familiarise myself within my new surroundings, settle in to my boarding house and make new friends. I think without the Pre-Sessional week, I would have been nervous about all these things.
Marie (DY pupil)