Admission Policies & Procedures

POLICY

The School has adopted a first-come-first serve policy with some exceptions and conditions.

EXCEPTIONS

The exceptions are for children of (or sponsored by) shareholders and staff, siblings and children of former students of Independent School, provided they are registered at least a year before the year of entry in K1.

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CONDITIONS

The conditions vary according to levels:

For entry into Kindergarten I:

Age limit:        In principle, the child must be over 3 years 6 months and under 4 years 7 months old on the first of January of the year of admission. The School reserves the right to refuse or defer admission if the child is found not physically ready for formal schooling.

 

For entry into K2 to P2:

Age limit:        In principle, the child’s age must fall within the existing age-range for the class and must have followed the same level grade in his/her former school; for this, the parent must produce copies of school reports. If in doubt the School will carry out an informal assessment.

For entry into P3 onwards:

Age limit:        Same as for K2-P2 with greater flexibility at S3,S4,S5 levels.

 

Assessment:    The School will assess the candidate’s ability and potential to cope with the curriculum through:

  1. The child’s school reports of the previous three terms.
  2. The results of previous national examinations sat by the child, (Eg. P6).
  3. A formal assessment in English and Mathematics (and possibly other subjects if entering at higher levels)

GENERAL

Parents are asked to note that the school does not have the resources and expertise to cope with mentally or physically disadvantaged children, or those with severebehavioural difficulties. We thus reserve the right to review the admission of children who cannot adapt to the programme in Kindergarten.

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