International Application

If you require a Tier 4 Visa please complete this application form. We are now accepting applications for Preschool to S6 for Session 2021/22. The closing date for all applications is Friday 13 November 2020. If you are interested in immediate entry to the school please call Admissions on 0131 446 6005 or email admissions@gwc.org.uk.

We offer distance assessments for children applying from Primary 4 - Senior 6. The assessment will be arranged with the applicants current school and is carried out under exam conditions. For applicants to Primary 1 – Primary 3 we ask the child to attend one of our assessment days in school.

We aim to ensure that any child offered a place at Watson’s has the ability to cope with the curriculum at Watson's and will thrive and engage with the school and activities. We require international applicants applying to Primary 6 - Senior 6, whose first language is not English, to complete the Cambridge A2 Key qualification and submit the completed certificate with this application. For further information on how and where to complete the Cambridge Assessment please visit Cambridge English Qualification.

The application fee for international applicants is £150. If a place is offered and you choose to accept we ask for one term’s fees in advance.

We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity throughout our admissions process as outlined in our Admissions Policy. Information received by George Watson's College is processed fairly and lawfully and is used in support of our operations. The information will be controlled by George Watson's College and protected in accordance with the School's Privacy Policy.

If you have any questions about applying please call Admissions on 0131 446 6005 or email admissions@gwc.org.uk.

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Details of Applicant(s)

Please enter details for the child(ren) applying to join Watson's. A copy of a valid passport or birth certificate for each Applicant MUST be submitted with this form.

  • Applicant 1

    Applicant's Personal Details

    Gender*
    British or EU passport holder
    Entry details

    Siblings

    Notes

    1. Where the number of applications exceeds the number of places available, the School may give preference to brothers and sisters of a pupil already at George Watson's College.
    2. The School may also give preference to:
      1. brothers and sisters of former pupils of George Watson's College
      2. sons and daughters of former pupils of George Watson's College.

    Education to Date

    Present school/preschool
    Previous schools


    Current assessment arrangements the candidate receives:

    (Please note we will contact the applicant's current school to confirm arrangements)

    Financial Assistance

    Financial assistance towards School fees is available on a means-tested basis from the George Watson's Family Foundation.

    (Financial assistance is only available for pupils applying for admission into P6–S6. Priority will be given to P6, P7 and S1 applicants).

    Scholarships

    Pupils who academically perform particularly well in the S1 Entrance Assessment may be invited back to sit our Scholarship Assessment.

    Music Scholarships are for applicants of our Senior School. We are looking for young musicians of outstanding potential and ability. As a rough guide we would be looking for musicians of at least grade 5 distinction standard on their main instrument when applying to enter S1.


    Guardian

    If your child is planning to live in Edinburgh with a guardian, the applicant must be at least 14 years of age. Please provide details of who the applicant will reside with for their time at George Watson’s College. Please note we will confirm this with the guardian directly.

    Is the Guardian an EU passport holder?
    If not an EU passport holder:
  • Applicant 2

    Applicant's Personal Details

    Gender*
    British or EU passport holder
    Entry details

    Siblings

    Notes

    1. Where the number of applications exceeds the number of places available, the School may give preference to brothers and sisters of a pupil already at George Watson's College.
    2. The School may also give preference to:
      1. brothers and sisters of former pupils of George Watson's College
      2. sons and daughters of former pupils of George Watson's College.

    Education to Date

    Present school/preschool
    Previous schools


    Current assessment arrangements the candidate receives:

    (Please note we will contact the applicant's current school to confirm arrangements)

    Financial Assistance

    Financial assistance towards School fees is available on a means-tested basis from the George Watson's Family Foundation.

    (Financial assistance is only available for pupils applying for admission into P6–S6. Priority will be given to P6, P7 and S1 applicants).

    Scholarships

    Pupils who academically perform particularly well in the S1 Entrance Assessment may be invited back to sit our Scholarship Assessment.

    Music Scholarships are for applicants of our Senior School. We are looking for young musicians of outstanding potential and ability. As a rough guide we would be looking for musicians of at least grade 5 distinction standard on their main instrument when applying to enter S1.


    Guardian

    If your child is planning to live in Edinburgh with a guardian, the applicant must be at least 14 years of age. Please provide details of who the applicant will reside with for their time at George Watson’s College. Please note we will confirm this with the guardian directly.

    Is the Guardian an EU passport holder?
    If not an EU passport holder:

  • Applicant 3

    Applicant's Personal Details

    Gender*
    British or EU passport holder
    Entry details

    Siblings

    Notes

    1. Where the number of applications exceeds the number of places available, the School may give preference to brothers and sisters of a pupil already at George Watson's College.
    2. The School may also give preference to:
      1. brothers and sisters of former pupils of George Watson's College
      2. sons and daughters of former pupils of George Watson's College.

    Education to Date

    Present school/preschool
    Previous schools


    Current assessment arrangements the candidate receives:

    (Please note we will contact the applicant's current school to confirm arrangements)

    Financial Assistance

    Financial assistance towards School fees is available on a means-tested basis from the George Watson's Family Foundation.

    (Financial assistance is only available for pupils applying for admission into P6–S6. Priority will be given to P6, P7 and S1 applicants).

    Scholarships

    Pupils who academically perform particularly well in the S1 Entrance Assessment may be invited back to sit our Scholarship Assessment.

    Music Scholarships are for applicants of our Senior School. We are looking for young musicians of outstanding potential and ability. As a rough guide we would be looking for musicians of at least grade 5 distinction standard on their main instrument when applying to enter S1.


    Guardian

    If your child is planning to live in Edinburgh with a guardian, the applicant must be at least 14 years of age. Please provide details of who the applicant will reside with for their time at George Watson’s College. Please note we will confirm this with the guardian directly.

    Is the Guardian an EU passport holder?
    If not an EU passport holder:

  • Applicant 4

    Applicant's Personal Details

    Gender*
    British or EU passport holder
    Entry details

    Siblings

    Notes

    1. Where the number of applications exceeds the number of places available, the School may give preference to brothers and sisters of a pupil already at George Watson's College.
    2. The School may also give preference to:
      1. brothers and sisters of former pupils of George Watson's College
      2. sons and daughters of former pupils of George Watson's College.

    Education to Date

    Present school/preschool
    Previous schools


    Current assessment arrangements the candidate receives:

    (Please note we will contact the applicant's current school to confirm arrangements)

    Financial Assistance

    Financial assistance towards School fees is available on a means-tested basis from the George Watson's Family Foundation.

    (Financial assistance is only available for pupils applying for admission into P6–S6. Priority will be given to P6, P7 and S1 applicants).

    Scholarships

    Pupils who academically perform particularly well in the S1 Entrance Assessment may be invited back to sit our Scholarship Assessment.

    Music Scholarships are for applicants of our Senior School. We are looking for young musicians of outstanding potential and ability. As a rough guide we would be looking for musicians of at least grade 5 distinction standard on their main instrument when applying to enter S1.


    Guardian

    If your child is planning to live in Edinburgh with a guardian, the applicant must be at least 14 years of age. Please provide details of who the applicant will reside with for their time at George Watson’s College. Please note we will confirm this with the guardian directly.

    Is the Guardian an EU passport holder?
    If not an EU passport holder:

Details of Parent(s)/Carer(s)

Please complete for yourself and any other parent/carer of the applicant(s). Please email copies of any court orders that relate to any of the applicants to the Admissions Registrar.


Declaration

I/we, being the parent/parents of, or being the person/persons having parental rights in respect of the Applicant(s):

  1. hereby apply for a place at George Watson's College for the Applicant(s) to become a pupil at the School with effect from the admission date specified above
  2. agree to pay a non-refundable registration fee of £150 in respect of the receipt and consideration of this application by the School
  3. accept that this application is subject to the School's admissions procedures current as at the date of the receipt of this application by the School as they are revised or amended from time to time
  4. recognise that there is no obligation on George Watson's College to offer a place at the School for the Applicant(s) or to accept the Applicant(s) as a pupil of the School and, for children entering the Preschool, that progression to P1 is not automatic
  5. for each Applicant, authorise his or her current school named above to (a) (where applicable) confirm to George Watson's College whether all fees in respect of the Applicant have been paid to that current school and (b) disclose to George Watson's College information on the Applicant (eg academic report and pupil profile), and authorise the School to disclose this application and authorisation to that current school
  6. confirm that we have enclosed information regarding any disability, additional support need, medical condition, or other circumstances which might require adjustments to be made for the Applicant(s) during the admissions process
  7. accept that George Watson's College must be given copies of any court orders that relate to the Applicant and that submitting this application does not contravene any current court orders. Paper copies or scanned and emailed copies must be sent to the Admissions Registrar (admissions@gwc.org.uk).

If George Watson's College offers a place at the School for the Applicant(s) then the offer shall be deemed to have been declined and refused if it is not accepted by me/us within the time stipulated in the offer which will also require payment of one term’s fees in advance.