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 admissions@capernwray.org and we will consider your request, subject to availability.

IMPORTANT DATES for Students to note

Spring School 2023

DateEvent
Wednesday 29th March 2023Balance of fees due
Wednesday 12th April 2023Arrival Day
Thurs 18th – Sun 21st May 2023Travel Weekend
Tuesday 20th June 2023London Coach Departure (see notes below)
Wednesday 21st June 2023Departure Day (End of Spring School)

Winter School 2023-2024

DateEvent
Monday 28th August 2023Balance of fees due
Monday 25th September 2023Arrival Day
Thurs 26th – Sun 29th Oct 2023Travel Weekend
Thursday 14th December 2023London Coach Departure (see notes below)
Friday 15th December 2023Departure Day (End of Winter School Term 1)
Monday 8th January 2024Arrival Day (Beginning of Winter School Term 2)
Thursday 14th March 2024London Coach Departure (see notes below)
Friday 15th March 2024Departure Day (End of Winter School)

Spring School 2024

DateEvent
Wednesday 20th March 2024Balance of fees due
Wednesday 17th April 2024Arrival Day
To Be ConfirmedTravel Weekend
Tuesday 25th June 2024London Coach Departure (see notes below)
Wednesday 26th June 2024Departure 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 £30-35 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 – you must be there at 12.00 noon on each Arrival Day. 

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 admissions@capernwray.org 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 www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa 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 admissions@capernwray.org)

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 and Enhanced DBS check if you have one or you need to obtain a Basic DBS check. You can apply for one through this link.

Insurance

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 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 admissions@capernwray.org.

Bible School Dates Overview

YearCourseStart DateEnd DateNo. of Weeks
2023Winter School Term 2Monday 9 January 2023Friday 10 March 20239
Spring SchoolWednesday 12 April 2023Wednesday 21 June 202310

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
2024-2025
(not open for applications yet)
Winter School Term 1Monday 23 September 2024Wednesday 18 December 202412.5
Winter School Term 2Wednesday 8 January 2025Friday 14 March 20259.5
Spring SchoolWednesday 16 April 2025Wednesday 25 June 202510

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