Mill Hill International

About Mill Hill International

Boarding Schools in London

Mill Hill International is part of a Foundation dating back to 1807, which also includes our pre prep, Grimsdell, our prep, Belmont, our senior school, Mill Hill School and our most recent addition, Cobham Hall School, Kent. At Mill Hill International pupils from all over the world come together to gain internationally recognised qualifications, a transformational educational and cultural experience.

We have the best of both worlds; our campus is newly refurbished, with wonderful modern facilities, yet we are centred around an impressive historical building dating back to 1875 and surrounded by 150 acres of green space belonging to The Foundation. We also use Mill Hill School’s sports facilities, theatre, and Music school.

Pupils come to Mill Hill International from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds, sharing our commitments to study, a strong sense of purpose, and high expectations, creating a dynamic learning environment where every pupil can achieve their very best.

Boarding at Mill Hill International

Boarding at Mill Hill International is a great way to experience real British culture because our international pupils board alongside their UK peers at Mill Hill School. We are an ideal bridge to an international pupil’s next school, whether Mill Hill School or another renowned British boarding school.

Our academic programmes last from one term to three years. Each course offers a wide range of academic subject choices, and an extensive co-curricular programme, including Sport, Music, Art Drama and numerous clubs. Class sizes are small and all our teachers are trained in teaching English as an additional language.

There are three points of entry into the school – the 13+ (Year 9) entry, the 14+ (Year 10 – Two-Year GCSE course) entry and the 15+ (Year 11 – One-Year GCSE course) entry. We also have the 14-16 entry point to our Fast Track Course.


Type of School Co-educational Day and Boarding
School Address The Mount, Mill Hill International, Milespit Hill, London NW7 2RX
Number of Pupils 186
Number of Boarders 81
International Boarders 65
Age Range 13 to 17 years
Religious Tradition The Mill Hill School Foundation is a Christian foundation based upon the principles of religious freedom. Our pupils represent a wide range of faiths and cultures.
Distance from Airports

Heathrow 40 minutes; Luton 30 minutes, Stansted 1 hour; Gatwick 1 hour 15 minutes.

Distance from London

10 miles

Educational Programmes
Mill Hill International is part of a Foundation dating back to 1807, which also includes our pre prep, Grimsdell, our prep, Belmont, our senior school, Mill Hill School and our most recent addition, Cobham Hall School, Kent.
Our programmes are suitable for both second language speakers of English and first language speakers, with all pupils benefiting from small class sizes and the high level of individual care the school offers. Our Year 9 course is designed for pupils preparing to study GCSEs in the UK from Year 10.

Pupils who arrive at the start of Year 10 follow a traditional two-year GCSE course with eight–twelve GCSE subjects. The one-year GCSE course is an intensive programme designed to prepare pupils for A Levels.

Usually four or five GCSE subjects are studied with additional subjects offered according to ability and interest. The Fast Track Course suits pupils aged 14-16 whose level of English   is not yet ready to follow the British curriculum. Typically, the pupils will have an elementary to low intermediate level of English (high A1 – low B1 on the CEFR scale (Common European Framework Reference) IELTS (International English Language Testing System) 3-4). We also run short courses, a minimum of one term, that give pupils an insight into UK schooling.

Co-Curricular Programmes

Mill Hill International pupils make use of the wonderful facilities at Mill Hill, and, along with Mill Hill pupils, can choose from a range of additional activities, which take place both at lunchtime and after lessons. Activities on offer include: Art, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Board Games, CCF (Army, Navy and RAF), Chess, Choirs (various), Community Action, Computing, Creative Writing, Cricket, Cross Country, Dance, Debating and Public Speaking, Design Technology, Drama, Enterprise Education Group, Eton Fives, Fitness Training, Football, Foreign Film Club, Flying, Golf, Gym Fitness, History Society, Hockey, Horse Riding, Ice Skating, Indoor football, Information Technology, Jazz Band, Martial Arts, Modern Languages Society, Music Ensembles, Netball, Opera Society, Rugby, Sailing, School Magazine, Shooting, Sports Leaders, Squash, Swimming, Taekwondo, Tennis, Volleyball, Weights, Yoga, Strength and Flexibility.