The assessment takes place within school by appointment, although in some circumstances it may be possible for the assessment to be sat in a family’s country of residence where that is outside of Vietnam. The Admissions Office will be happy to advise you.
For entry into Early Years Foundation Stage the assessment takes the form of a simple 30 minutes with admissions staff and might be a trial period in the classroom. This gives both you and the classroom teacher the chance to confirm that your son or daughter is happy and comfortable there. It is a requirement that children are no longer in nappies before entering the school.
For entry into the Primary School the assessment takes the form of a verbal and written appraisal of your child’s English and Vietnamese language ability and academic development. This is important for both children who have English as a first language and those who do not, for it allows us to understand which class he or she would be most suited to. If your child has not met the Head of Primary School on an earlier visit, this will also take place on the day.
For entry into the Secondary School the assessment takes the form of English writing and speaking with Secondary Headteacher and online cognitive language ability tests.