This section will provide more information on some important parts of an Etherton Education course. This includes what our fees cover, travel documents to carry, how to pay, certificates and reports, Tier 4 visa details and a disclaimer note about our materials.
What our Fees Cover
We try to make sure that almost everything is included in the course fees, other than visa costs, air tickets and pocket money. Here is a summary.
Accommodation in a residential boarding house, bed linen, meals and weekly laundry for machine washable clothes. (Please note, parent accommodation, laundry, meals – unless specified on the program, are not included in the Family Summer Course fees).
All teaching, text books, basic stationery materials and sports coaching.
Social activities, Sunday clubs, and all trips including transport and entrance fees.
Arrival and departure transfers for our courses at Wellington School and Lord Wandsworth College to and from London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports on the first and last days of our published course dates. There are time restrictions on this so please refer to our Travel Information sheet before you book your travel.
Arrival and departure transfers for our courses at Badminton School to and from London Heathrow, London Gatwick and Bristol airports on the first and last days of our published course dates. There are time restrictions on this so please refer to our Travel Information sheet before you book your travel.
A basic insurance policy – click here to find summary details.
Etherton Education Documents to Carry in to the UK
Students travelling into the UK should carry a completed Consent to Travel Letter which will be issued once a deposit has been received. This should be kept in their hand luggage to present to customs officials if required. If you have made a payment for a course and not received a Consent to Travel Letter to complete please contact us and we can send you the correct letter for your course location.
How to Pay
When an application has been accepted we will send out an invoice for the deposit of £500.00. The invoice will include details of how to pay. For International Bank Transfers (non-UK bank accounts) we work with an online payment partner – Flywire. For UK Bank Transfers (UK accounts) we will be able to provide our bank account information on request. The deposit is due within 14 days of the invoice date and the full course balance is due by 01 June 2020.
Please see our Terms & Conditions for our refunds and cancellations policy.
Student Certificates and Reports
All students will receive a certificate and a report at the end of their course. For students attending the 4, 6 or 8-week courses at Lord Wandsworth College and Wellington School, they will receive a detailed report on their work in each subject. For students on the courses at Badminton School, Dean Close School and 2-week taster courses at Lord Wandsworth College and Wellington School, they will receive a short-form report.
Tier 4 Child Student Visa Information
Students on a NEW Tier 4 Child Student Visa will require a BRP Card to be collected. We will assist students in collecting their BRPs. Students must use the post codes of Post Offices near to our summer schools when they apply for their visas – when a payment is made we will send you this information as a reminder.
Students on an EXISTING Tier 4 Child Student Visa should bring their BRP Card with them to our course, along with their passport.
For students on a NEW Tier 4 Child Student Visa, on the visa vignette in their passport it may say ‘Police Registration’. Do not worry about this. We are in contact with the police and we will help with the registration. The police registration currently costs £34.00 (payable in cash). The student must also have funds to cover travel costs to / from the police station which, depending on the course location / police station, will be between £20.00 and £100.00.
Students on an EXISTING Tier 4 Child Student Visa who have already registered with the police, should bring their current Police Registration Certificate with them to our course. Depending on the duration of their course they may have to register a change of location. If this is required, the student must have funds to cover travel costs to / from the police station which, depending on the course location / police station, will be between £20.00 and £100.00.
Police registration is not necessary for European Union students, students with a visitor visa, and does not usually apply to those who are under 16 years of age. The Police in the UK are friendly and helpful, and this process is usually very simple.
The information on this website and brochure have been prepared carefully and in good faith. However, our courses are flexible and we are continually trying to improve them. Etherton Education Ltd. reserve the right to make changes to our courses at any time. Etherton Education Ltd. reserve the right to change our trip destinations due to weather, traffic or security concerns. The information does not constitute, in whole or in part, any kind of contract between Etherton Education Ltd. and students, parents, guardians or agents. Please read our Terms and Conditions.