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Pre-arrival Information


Thank you for choosing Bosworth Independent School (part of CATS Global Schools). We are a small, caring and friendly school in Northampton, just one hour away from London by train. Our team, including students who are already here, want you to do well, making the most of the opportunity your family has given you. We all work together purposefully to help everyone achieve their best possible exam results whilst also having fun, making lifelong friends and being comfortable and confident. The below information is designed to help you know what to expect before you arrive.

Arrival in the UK



Immigration control

If you are aged 16 or under, you may not be allowed to leave immigration until the person meeting you has been found. If you have booked a taxi transfer, make sure you have the information with you.

You should be ready to show all your school and visa application documents to the Border Force Officer if asked.

Use of eGates: If you are a citizen of an EU country, Australia, Canada, Iceland, Japan, Liechtenstein, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland or the USA, you will normally be able to use the eGates on arrival. Instead of a visa stamp or vignette, you will be required to show your flight ticket or boarding pass on arrival at the school. You will be allowed to study for up to 6 months.

Should you have any questions regarding the use of eGates or immigration control, please contact our Immigration Compliance Team at visahelp@catsglobalschools.com

Baggage reclaim

After passport control, follow the arrival signs to the baggage reclaim area and check the information screens to find the correct carousel.


When you reach Customs, you may be interviewed by a Customs Official. They might ask you some basic questions about your luggage and what you are bringing into the UK.

You will need to walk down one of two exits or ‘channels’: the red or green channel. For more information on items that need to be declared – please see https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control.

If you are bringing a bank draft or cheque for School fees of over £10,000 then you must go through the Red Channel and declare it. For this reason, it is easier to pay fees by bank transfer before you come.

Arranged a taxi?

If you arranged for a taxi to meet you, you will find your driver in the Arrivals area as you leave Customs. The driver holds a board showing their passenger’s name. Look out for your name or Bosworth Independent School logo. If you cannot see your name go to Airport Information, ask them to help you find your driver. Wait there until your driver arrives.


Our school uniform provides students with a smart appearance that enables them to represent the school to a high standard. Our uniform can be obtained online through our uniform stockists, Stevensons.  All items can be purchased in store or online. For international parents, all items can be ordered and delivered to school.

For more information, visit our Uniform page 

Pre-Arrival Section

Welcome Pack

Welcome Pack

Boarding Information

Pre-Arrival Boarding Information