As you were previously advised in our offer of place letter, we are operating a Pre-sessional Week from Tuesday 28th August. Attendance to this pre-sessional course is mandatory for all new international pupils – it is not an optional course and I must stress that all new international pupils must attend.
The pre-sessional week schedule is attached and as you will see it give pupils chance to settle in to their boarding house, to meet members of staff in order to arrange their timetables, to complete pre-term testing and to take some trips off campus.
The additional cost for the week is £850, and this fee should be paid by bank transfer as soon as possible. I enclose our bank details for your reference. The Pre-sessional week fee cannot be invoiced as part of your regular terms fees and must be paid prior to arrival. Please include a reference on all bank transfer payments, as “Pre-sessional week” and then add your child’s name. If you require an invoice for the pre-sessional week fee, please request this from the Admissions Manager.
IMPORTANT NOTE: You are most welcome to accompany your child to the first day of pre-sessional week and, as you will see from the schedule, there will be a supper for parents at the end of the day before you say farewell. Please note however that the pre-sessional week is a full time programme and there is no opportunity for pupils to leave the school to spend time with their families.
Whilst we appreciate that you may wish to explore the local surroundings, we strongly advise that you do not remain in the local area for a long period of time. In our extensive experience, we have found that if parents are reluctant to leave the local area, it can promote home sickness in their children and for that reason it is not advisable.
I should therefore be most grateful if you could complete the below form, advising us of how your child will arrive for this important part of their admission to Wycliffe.