Frequently asked questions

  • What is the purpose of the application fee?
    The application fee covers the administrative cost of the assessment our teachers will undertake with your child. With almost 1,000 enquiries for school places every year, the fee also allows us to identify those parents who are most committed to sending their children to our school.
  • How long does the admissions process take?
    From the moment you first make contact with the school to the point when we consider offering your child a place at the school should take no more than two weeks. It depends on how fast parents wish to apply.
  • Is the process different if my company pays the fees?app
    Our aim is to make the process as straightforward and simple as possible for you, the parents. In the event that your company will be paying school fees, our Admissions Team and Finance Team will be happy to liaise directly with your company on financial matters, allowing you to concentrate on your child’s education and well-being.
  • Is there a waiting list?
    Possibly, it depends on the grade you’re applying for. Our admissions team will inform you at time of application if there is a waitlist or not, and also the likelihood a place will become available for the start date you’re applying for.
  • Can we apply to start mid semester?
    Yes absolutely, you can apply to join any time as Northbridge accepts new students all year round. That said, we always advise new families to try and join at the start of the school year (every August) if they can, so their child doesn’t miss any important education and has more opportunity to make new friends and meet new classmates.
  • Are children assessed as part of the admissions process?
    Yes there is an assessment process, which differs depending on the age of your child – from in-class observations in Early Learning through testing English and Maths levels in Secondary. You might also have an interview with the Head of Primary or Secondary (which can be done via video if you are not in Cambodia at the time).
  • Is there a parent group I can join?
    Yes, at Northbridge, our parent community is support and connected. New families are warmly welcomed, and our parent group is committed to making our school a great place to be. For more information about the parent group or how to join, you can email info@nisc.edu.kh.
  • Can I buy a new PE kit or house shirt?
    If your child requires a new or replacement PE kit or house shirt for sports classes, you can purchase them from the school shop on campus.
  • How can my child buy school meals?
    Northbridge has fantastic spaces for your child to relax and socialise with friends, while eating healthy and delicious meals. They can purchase these meals with a catering card that the school supplies.
  • Is there a list of school dates available?
    You can find a full list of our key planned dates on the website calendar for 2021-22. If you'd like to learn more details about any of these dates, please reach out to your child's classroom teacher.
  • Can my child join the school bus service? 
    Northbridge has a convenient school bus service for our students, that ensures your child will arrive at school safely and on time every day. If you would like to find out more about the local service, please email info@nisc.edu.kh .