Below are the term dates, other important dates and key information (London Coach, Visa, Background Checks and Insurance) for our Bible Schools. For further information including application deadlines and fee payments please visit our FAQs page.

IMportant notes for students

  • Deposit or Refusal due 30 days after date of Acceptance Letter
  • Please make sure that your travel arrangements coincide with the dates and details below (and if your parents are booking your travel, please make sure they are aware too!)
  • Please do not arrive before Arrival Day as no accommodation will be available.
  • You may leave any time after 8:30pm on the evening before Departure Day.  If you wish to leave before this, please ensure you have written agreement from the Admissions Officer or another member of the Bible School team.
  • If you wish to stay at Capernwray after the Departure Day, please contact and we will consider your request, subject to availability.

IMPORTANT DATES for Students to note

Spring School 2024

Wednesday 20th March 2024Balance of fees due
Wednesday 17th April 2024Arrival Day
Thurs 16th – Sun 19th May 2024Travel Weekend (1pm Thurs – 10.45pm Sun)
Tuesday 25th June 2024London Coach Departure (see notes below)
Wednesday 26th June 2024Departure Day (End of Spring School)

Winter School 2024-2025

Monday 26th August 2024Balance of fees due
Monday 23rd September 2024Arrival Day
Thurs 31st Oct – Sun 3rd NovTravel Weekend (1pm Thurs – 10.45pm Sun)
Tuesday 17th December 2024London Coach Departure (see notes below)
Wednesday 18th December 2024Departure Day (End of Winter School Term 1)
Wednesday 8th January 2025Arrival Day (Beginning of Winter School Term 2)
Thursday 13th March 2025London Coach Departure (see notes below)
Friday 14th March 2025Departure Day (End of Winter School)

Spring School 2025

Monday 31st March 2025Balance of fees due
Monday 14th April 2025Arrival Day
tbcTravel Weekend (1pm Thurs – 10.45pm Sun)
Thursday 12th June 2025London Coach Departure (see notes below)
Friday 13th June 2025Departure Day (End of Spring School)

Other Important STUDENT Information

London Charter Coach

Capernwray books a charter coach from London to Capernwray at the beginning and end of each Bible School and at the beginning and end of the Christmas Break.  Cost depends on demand but it is usually around £40-60 and is generally seen as a cheap and convenient method of transport.

Arrival Days: The charter coach leaves from Victoria Coach Station, London, SW1W 9TP. (What 3 Words cook/twist/rope) You must be there at 12.00 noon on each Arrival Day then look for a Travellers Choice coach and people wearing Capernwray clothes. The coach may not arrive in bay until 12.30.  See our information about how to get from the London Airports to London Victoria Coach Station.

Departure Days: The charter coach from Capernwray to London Heathrow and London Victoria Coach Station leaves around 10pm on the evening before each Departure Day, aiming to arrive the following morning.  The journey takes approximately 5 – 6 hours to Heathrow, and 6-7 hours to Victoria Coach Station.  Sometimes we include Manchester Airport in that journey.

Email in good time to book your seat on any of the Charter Coaches.  You can pay for the coach on arrival at Capernwray.

Important Visa Info

Please check for more information about whether or not you need a visa, what to do when you arrive in the UK, and what documents to bring with you. 

If you are entering as a Visitor you are only permitted to enter to study for 6 months at a time.  Please ensure that you check the visa information page on our website and ensure you meet the Standard Visitor eligibility requirements.

When you travel for Winter Bible School you will need to have your Winter School Acceptance letter in your hand luggage.

When you travel for Spring Bible School you will need to have your Spring School Acceptance letter in your hand luggage. 

Police Checks / Confirmation of Good Conduct / Background Check

You will be involved in outreach and other events and activities throughout your time at Capernwray, so we ask you to obtain either a police check, confirmation of good conduct or DBS certificate, which will confirm there is no reason why you should not be working with children and young people under the age of 18 years. How you obtain this will vary from country to country, but usually it can be obtained by contacting the local police or town hall. Once you have received this document, we need you to e-mail us a copy. (If you need a specific letter requesting this please email

Only for North Americans:

Alternatively if you live in the USA or Canada you can have a check done by an agency called Safe Hiring Solutions. In order to use this service you should follow this link and complete the appropriate form (please note there is a cost payable to Safe Hiring Solutions). Make sure you select NON US Volunteer if you’re from Canada. 

Only for UK citizens:

You may send us an Enhanced DBS check if you have one, or you need to obtain a Basic DBS check. You can apply for one through this link.


Paragraph 6.5 of the Bible School Terms of Conditions requires you to take out travel and medical insurance. Please note you do not need to obtain medical insurance if you are a UK citizen and eligible for NHS treatments. There is more information as well as a list of previously utilised insurance providers on our FAQs page.

Please note that before your arrival the requested police check and proof of insurance must be provided, as they are a requirement for all students. Your enrolment is conditional and you will not be able to study at Capernwray without these. You can email a picture or a scan of your documents to

We are unable to make any recommendations for Insurance Providers, but here is a short list of some that have been used by past students that you might like to consider:

  • IMG iTravelInsured Travel insurance
  • Cigna Global Health Options
  • AIG TravelGuard
  • Travelex Insurance
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • World Trips (through
  • Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection

Bible School Dates Overview

YearCourseStart DateEnd DateNo. of Weeks

2023-2024Winter School Term 1Monday 25 September 2023Friday 15 December 202312
Winter School Term 2Monday 8 January 2024Friday 15 March 202410
Spring SchoolWednesday 17 April 2024Wednesday 26 June 202410
2024-2025Winter School Term 1Monday 23 September 2024Wednesday 18 December 202412.5
Winter School Term 2Wednesday 8 January 2025Friday 14 March 20259.5
Spring SchoolMonday 14 April 2025Friday 13 June 20259

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