Admissions Process

Academic year 2021-22

The deadlines for September 2021 entry have passed and the School is fully enrolled for the upcoming academic year. Families interested in applying to the wait pool should contact us to discuss grade(s) of interest and feasibility of vacancies before beginning an application. 

Academic year 2022-23
Applications open 1 August 2021
Step 1:  Submit online application and fee 

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

Applications are considered complete once we have received all of the supporting documents listed below via the admissions portal.


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 applicantsIt 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.


First round 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.