Children

Tier 4 Child route applies to children who are at least 4 years old and under the age of 18 and who wish to be educated in the UK. Only the following forms of study are permitted:

  • Residential Independent Schools – is for a child studying and boarding at a residential school. The applicant will need to demonstrate the evidence of sufficient funds for school fees for a year and any additional accommodation fees.
  • Non-Residential Independent School (private foster care arrangement) – the evidence of sufficient funds is required to pay school fees for one year and an undertaking from UK resident or citizen to provide maintenance and accommodation for the duration of the course.
  • Independent School (Parent accompanying a child under 12) – the evidence of funds to pay school fees for one year and a set sum monthly some for any additional child and their school fees.

The leave is granted:

  • Child of primary school age at an independent fee paying school – for the duration of the studies to the end of the academic year in which the child is 11, then to 31 October;
  • Child aged 11-16 studying pre/for GCSE at an independent fee-paying school – for the duration of the studies to the end of the academic year in which the child is 16, then to 31 October;
  • Child aged 16 or over studying for A-levels at an independent fee-paying school – for the duration of the studies to the end of the academic year in which the child is 18, then 31 October.
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