ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

When you join our thriving international community, you'll become part of a supportive global family of students, parents, and teachers. Take a look at our entry requirements to make sure our school is right for you and your child.

Year groups

Our students thrive when they learn alongside children their own age. Our tailored teaching approach helps those who need a bit of extra support and stretches others who need challenging.

We keep children in their correct age groups except when a student in Year 10 or above can't complete either the IGCSE or IB Diploma Programme because they aren't fluent English speakers.

Age before 1st September

Year

Stage

3

Nursery

Foundation Stage

4

Reception

Foundation Stage

5

Year 1

Key Stage 1

6

Year 2

Key Stage 1

7

Year 3

Key Stage 2

8

Year 4

Key Stage 2

9

Year 5

Key Stage 2

10

Year 6

Key Stage 2

11

Year 7

Key Stage 3

12

Year 8

Key Stage 3

13

Year 9

Key Stage 3

14

Year 10

Key Stage 4

15

Year 11

Key Stage 4

16

Year 12

International Baccalaureate

17

Year 13

International Baccalaureate

Entry requirements

Nursery to Year 6

Years 7 to 9

Years 10 to 13 (IGCSE and IBDP)

Class structure

Where there are two or more classes in a year group, the school's policy is to achieve a balance. We consider the following factors: language experience, nationality, ability and gender.

Parents can express their preference; however, the final decision on your child's class group or teacher is down to the school, and the principal’s decision is final.

Learning support
Our school has a full Learning Support policy. We accept students with highlighted learning needs, which are defined by our Learning Support Coordinator. Parents who don't share full information about their child’s support needs at the application stage put themselves at risk of losing their place. It's really important that our school is equipped to best nurture and support each child’s development.

If younger children display learning difficulties after they've joined our school, we'll work with parents to support them. If we're unable to offer a child the right help and guidance they need, we reserve the right to help find a suitable, alternative school.

Year Group Chart

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