If your child under 16 is a non-EU citizen he or she may need a Short-term student (child) visa to attend ECS or a Short-term student (6 months) visa if aged 16 or 17.
To check if your child needs a visa please see https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa
For further information on the Short-term student (child) visa please see this document
To assist with your application, if your child requires a visa ECS will, after receiving your booking and deposit payment, on request, send a Letter of Confirmation to you containing the following:
* The full name and date of birth of the child, with passport number if provided.
* The start and finish dates of the course and the full address of the centre where your child will be staying.
* Confirmation that the course fees include airport transfers, full residential accommodation, travel and medical insurance, 15 x 1hr English lessons per week and an organised activity programme.
* Confirmation that ECS - English Country Schools - is Accredited by a UKBA approved accreditation body (Accreditation UK)
Depending on the country, visa applications can take several weeks to process and longer to correct mistakes. If your child requires a visa you are advised to begin the visa application process well in advance.
Disclaimer: please note the above advice is our understanding at the time of writing of the visa arrangements for children wishing to visit the UK for a short period of study. This advice is offered in good faith but you should also check with the appropriate authorities. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the above advice or accept any liability if you choose to act on the advice.