I called the School Experience Programme to arrange observations in schools today but they said because I'm not in the UK, I have to wait until I'm there in person to arrange it. Hope this isn't too late!
That just isn't true!
I am currently in Barcelona and I arranged about three days of school experience, not by phoning, but through the website:
I just put my Mum's address (as I have done on my application) because I am only in Barcelona temporarily.
I organised my other school experienced days by contacting schools directly.
If you don't ask you don't get!