Visa requirements
Dear Parents


If you are considering sending your child to study in the UK, recent UK Border Agency (UKBA) directives insist that non-EU born students must have a recognised English Language qualification which has an oral component.

Although here at Wingate our IGCSE English has this element, it is not clear or certain that all universities or academic institutions would accept this level.

However, we have been told by the UKBA that the IELTS is always accepted. Your child can sit these exams in the University at La Laguna. Please follow this link for more details:

We strongly recommend that if you are even considering UK as an option to continue your child’s education that you organise for them take this test as soon as possible.

Kind regards

Mr Colin Macrae
Head of Wingate