Academic year 2020-21
Before beginning an application for mid-year entry, please contact the admissions team to discuss the likelihood of openings in your grade(s) of interest.
Academic year 2021-22
Admissions is now open for September 2021 entry based on the following requirements and deadlines:
Step 1: Submit online application and fee by 15 January 2021
- Families new to ASL admissions, APPLY HERE
- If you already have an ASL login as a current parent or staff member, APPLY HERE.
- Current ASL parents should review the sibling policy and associated dates.
- Already started an application? Access the ADMISSIONS PORTAL here.
There is a non-refundable application fee of £300 per student payable through the admissions portal. The fee is waived for families applying for financial aid.
If you are unsure which grade to apply to, view UK/US age/grade equivalents here.
Step 2: Submit supporting documents by 31 January 2021
Applications are considered complete once we have received all of the supporting documents listed below via the admissions portal.
Families who do not meet the initial deadlines but who are able to complete their applications by 15 March will be notified by 15 April. Applications completed after the January and March deadlines will be considered on a rolling basis.
Visas and residency
ASL students must have the right to enter, live and study in the United Kingdom and are expected to live full-time with their parent(s) during their studies. Although the School holds a license to sponsor students for a Tier IV visa, its use is limited to specific circumstances which will normally not apply to new applicants. It is therefore the expectation that families choosing ASL will independently arrange for appropriate visas without requiring sponsorship from the School. For more information, please email the Admissions Office.
Admissions decisions are communicated to applicants who complete their applications by 31 January, via the admissions portal, in late February. There are circumstances where we may delay a decision or make the offer of a place conditional. This includes cases where there is a need for a classroom visit or in-house assessment, a request for updated testing or additional information, or lack of current year school reports. Families who do not meet the initial deadline but who are able to complete their applications by 15 March will be notified by 15 April. Applications completed after the January and March deadlines will be considered on a rolling basis.