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Lifestyle

Lifestyle

The western expat will never lack in cool things to see and do while living in the United Kingdom. This island nation provides just about anything that an international visitor may want, with one giant exception: a tropical sunny environment. For the historian, it offers Stonehenge, the Tower of London, Big Ben, Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, the British Museum as well as many other museums, castles and ruins scattered throughout the UK. For the performing arts lovers, it offers Shakespeare and Marlow, a seemingly innumerable number of theaters in and outside of London and thousands of music clubs and venues (1,500 in London alone). Indeed, all of UK’s cities are cosmopolitan bastions of culture and are regularly animated with seasonal and topical festivals and fairs as well as full of cafes, shops, sports and athletic clubs, well-manicured parks and fine restaurants. There is also much to do for those who love sports and nature, whether it be playing in the sea or on land or attending professional athletic events or races. For the expat with a generous disposable income, the United Kingdom is truly a gift that keeps on giving. 

Satisfying sites for lifestyle in the United Kingdom

oecd-uk    expatsguide-uk     expatarrivals-uk       expatinfodesk-uk     expatica-uk

Cost of Living

Cost of living

While the United Kingdom is generally a more expansive option for the western expatriate, expenses vary greatly and are dependent upon the city, the town, the region and the country. Irregardless, Xpatulator.com’s July 2016 report conveys that, overall, the cost of living in the United Kingdom is higher than the international average. This becomes apparent when one purchases any number of goods and services such as household accommodations, transport, restaurant meals, personal care items and clothing. On the other hand, a number of items can bought quite reasonably in the UK like Internet plans, furniture, appliances, groceries, alcohol and retail entertainment and recreation. Assuming the western expatriate teacher is able to negotiation a fair remuneration from his or her international school employer, he or she should be able to live comfortably in the United Kingdom.

Satisfying sites on the cost of living in the United Kingdom

xpatulator-uk      expatarrivals-uk      numbeo-uk      internations-uk

Climate

Climate

The United Kingdom has a temperate climate, with plentiful rainfall all year round. The temperature varies with the seasons but seldom drops below -10 degrees Celsius (14.0° Fahrenheit) or rises above 35 degrees Celsius (95° Fahrenheit). The prevailing wind is from the southwest, bearing frequent spells of mild and wet weather from the Atlantic Ocean. Eastern parts are most sheltered from this wind and are therefore the driest. Atlantic currents, warmed by the Gulf Stream, bring mild winters, especially in the west, where winters are wet. Summers are warmest in the south east of England, being closest to the European mainland, and coolest in the north. Snowfall can occur in winter and early spring.

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Visa Restrictions

Visa Restrictions

If you are a European Union National you have the entitlement to work in any European Union member country without needing to obtain a work permit. The only exception to this is if you are planning to work in Croatia where some restrictions can apply. However you should still investigate the consequences of working and the effect this will have on your benefits (health insurance, maternity/paternity, pensions, occupational accidents and diseases, death grants, unemployment, early retirement, family benefits), and the implications of where and how much tax you pay. The European Union offers this Tax advise at its Your Europe website. Once you have been in an EU country for more than 3 months you will be required to register your residence and obtain a residency permit.

If you are not a European Union National then you will require a work permit. The requirements for this often differ depending on your Nationality. For the latest up to date information for entry please visit Visa  & Immigration gov.uk  website.

Safety and Security

Safety and Security

The political and security status of countries around the world are constantly changing, to keep up with the current situation in any country please monitor the relevant Government websites and international news. The links below also provide useful indicators for prospective travelers:

US State Department         BBC World News         Al Jazeera   


School Profile Pages

Please click on the school below to access the school profile page*. This is a new resource and we will be adding more profiles asap.

  • Abbey School
  • ACS Cobham International School
  • ACS Egham International School
  • ACS Hillingdon International School
  • Anglo European School
  • Ardingly College
  • Ashcroft Technology Academy
  • Barton Court Grammar School
  • Bedford Girls’ School
  • Bedford School
  • Bexhill College
  • Bexley Grammar School
  • Bilborough College
  • Box Hill School
  • Bradfield College
  • Brentwood School
  • Bridgwater College
  • Broadgreen International School
  • Broadgreen Primary School
  • Bromsgrove School
  • Bryanston School
  • Buckswood School
  • CATS Canterbury
  • Charterhouse
  • Chelmsford County High School for Girls
  • Cheltenham Ladies’ College
  • Christ’s Hospital
  • City and Islington Sixth Form College
  • Cobham Hall
  • Cowley Language College
  • CTC Kingshurst Academy
  • Dallam School
  • Dane Court Grammar School
  • Dartford Grammar School
  • David Young Community Academy
  • Deptford Green School
  • Deutsche Schule London
  • Dwight School London
  • EF International Academy Oxford
  • EF International Academy Torquay
  • Ellesmere College
  • Eltham Hill School
  • Exeter College
  • Felsted School
  • Fettes College
  • GEMS Bolitho School Penzance
  • George Green’s School
  • George Watson’s College
  • Gresham’s School
  • Guernsey Grammar School and Sixth Form Centre
  • Haileybury
  • Halcyon London International School
  • Headington School Oxford
  • Henley College
  • Hockerill Anglo-European College
  • Holy Trinity International School
  • Huntington School
  • Hurstpierpoint College
  • Impington Village College
  • International Community School , London
  • International School of Aberdeen
  • International School of London
  • Kent College Canterbury
  • King Edward VI Five Ways School
  • King Edward’s School Witley
  • King Edward’s School, Birmingham
  • King Fahad Academy
  • King William’s College
  • King’s College School Wimbledon
  • Leighton Park School
  • Leverhulme Community Primary School
  • Llandrillo College
  • Malvern College
  • Manchester High School for Girls
  • Marlborough College
  • Marymount International School
  • Newcastle Sixth Form College
  • Newstead Wood School
  • North Liverpool Academy
  • North London Collegiate School
  • Notley High School and Braintree Sixth Form
  • Oakham School
  • Parkside Community College
  • Plymouth College
  • Priestley College
  • Ranelagh School
  • Richmond upon Thames College
  • Rossall School
  • RSA Academy
  • Rydal Penrhos
  • Ryde School with Upper Chine
  • Scarborough College
  • Sevenoaks School
  • Sherborne School for Girls
  • Sidcot School
  • Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School
  • Southbank International School – Hampstead Campus
  • Southbank International School – Kensington Campus
  • Southbank International School – Westminster campus
  • St Benedict’s Catholic High School
  • St Brendan’s Sixth Form College
  • St Dunstan’s College
  • St Edwards School Oxford
  • St John’s Marlborough
  • St Mary Magdalene Academy
  • St. Clare’s, Oxford
  • St. Edmund’s College
  • St. Edward’s Church of England School & Sixth Form College
  • St. Helen’s School
  • St. John’s International School
  • St. Leonards School
  • Steyning Grammar School
  • Stonyhurst College
  • Sussex Coast College Hastings
  • TASIS The American School in England
  • Taunton School
  • The American School in London
  • The Godolphin and Latymer School
  • The Hazeley Academy
  • The International School of Aberdeen
  • The Manchester Grammar School
  • The Norton Knatchbull School
  • The Portsmouth Grammar School
  • The Red Maids’ School
  • The Ridings’ Federation Winterbourne International Academy
  • The Rochester Grammar School
  • The Royal High School, Bath GDST
  • The Sixth Form College, Colchester
  • The Skinners’ Kent Academy
  • The Stephen Perse Foundation
  • The Trafalgar School at Downton
  • The Windsor Boys’ School
  • Thomas Hardye School
  • Tonbridge Grammar School
  • Tonge Moor Community Primary School
  • Torquay Boys’ Grammar School
  • Truro and Penwith College
  • UWC Atlantic College
  • Varndean College
  • Virgo Fidelis Convent Senior School
  • Warminster School
  • Wellington College
  • Westbourne School
  • Westminster Academy
  • Whitgift School
  • Windermere School
  • Worth School

 

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