In the UK children normally start Year 1 when they are aged 5. This is earlier than in many countries. We normally place students in the appropriate (British) Year group according to their age. This means students aged 5 before the start of the year join Year 1, those aged 6 join Year 2, etc.
Primary children joining the Bilingual Programme (CBZS) are expected to start PBIS in Year 1, ie at the age of 5. This is the equivalent of a 'preparatory class' in the Czech system. While it is possible to join in Year 2 or later, this is at the discretion of the school and pupils will be assessed accordingly at entry.
For children joining us from different educational systems we will make a recommendation on placement based on the information provided by parents, such as recent school reports.
We are happy to discuss placement with prospective parents and will also contact a child’s current school as part of the process. We will always make a recommendation based on what we believe to be in the best interest of the child.