FAQs

Admissions questions

  • What qualifications do your teachers have?
    Nord Anglia selects only the world’s best teachers. Many come from the UK and are highly experienced with a background in private international education. Our mantra is 'outstanding teachers, outstanding schools', which is why our teachers are all highly qualified and also have the drive and passion to encourage your child to achieve more than they ever imaged.
  • What is the average class size?
    Our class sizes are small, relative to students' ages and curriculum. Small class sizes mean we're able to always personalise learning to the style that helps your child learn best.
     
  • What is the admissions process?
    At the start, all you need to do is contact the school via telephone, email, or our enquiry form. One of our admissions team will set up a time to talk through your family's needs and the next steps. They'll answer any questions, and explain the school's entry requirements. 
  • How will you help my child settle in to their new school?
    Before your child joins us, we’ll make sure everything is in place so they feel welcome and comfortable. As a family of international schools, we understand the worries children can have when moving city or country, and we know the best way to help them settle in.
  • Do you have provisions for children with special educational needs?
    We believe every child deserves a high-quality education tailored to their requirements. Only then can they find their place in the world. That’s why every Nord Anglia school has a learning support team to work with parents and identify individual needs.

Boarding questions

  • Will my child receive academic monitoring and support after school?
    Yes. Our academic coordinators regularly review grades, and your child will receive help during their nightly prep sessions, too. In their core academic courses, your child will be guided by content area specialists, and they can have 1:1 sessions if necessary. Your child’s teachers will also be available both before and after school for extra tuition and direction.
  • How will I stay informed about my child’s academic performance?
    Our schools’ online platforms are entirely accessible to parents. You can monitor and receive updates about your child’s assignments, grades, and teacher communication. Our academic coordinators will also be in touch if they spot anything they think you’d want to know about, and work with you to get your child back on track with their learning.
  • Is there preparation for classes prior to the school year?
    Before your child begins the new year, they’ll receive an extensive orientation to ensure they’re comfortable and ready for their first day. We also offer a parent orientation, so you can find out more about our programmes and have your questions answered.
  • Will my child have a roommate?
    Weekends mean an array of trips for our students, which are free to sign up for. Our trips are designed to give them precious time to just be a teenager, while offering them a variety of cultural experiences. Students may also be signed out from campus for approved activities, including parental visits, and are also encouraged to recommend any trips they’d like to attend.
  • What will my child do at the weekend?
    Weekends mean an array of trips for our students, which are free to sign up for. Our trips are designed to give them precious time to just be a teenager, while offering them a variety of cultural experiences. Students may also be signed out from campus for approved activities, including parental visits, and are also encouraged to recommend any trips they’d like to attend.
  • How does signing out work?
    Parents must give their child permission to leave campus with either a day student or a campus parent. Parents can also grant permission for their child to walk off campus or take the local community bus. Your child will be shown how to submit a leave request, and are allowed to sign out after school on weekdays. They must return for prep time or curfew, depending on their academic standings.
  • How do students get involved with after-school activities?
    Our campuses offer a multitude of school-sponsored clubs, including fine arts, drama, musical productions, dance, choirs, debating, and rock bands! Students can also try out for athletics and sports teams.