Step 1: Contact Us
We aim to provide a friendly and informative service. We are very happy to offer information by telephone or email so please contact our admissions team using the contacts below. We accept admissions throughout the year.
Online Enquiry form: Admissions Enquiry Form
Tel: (+48) 22 842 32 81
Step 2: Book an Admissions Visit
Nothing can replace a face-to-face visit and tour of our school – but when that isn't possible, a Virtual Discovery Meeting is the next best thing. Once we’ve learned more about you and your family’s expectations, we’ll arrange a convenient time for your personalised 1:1 meeting with our Admissions team in which you can discover more about our educational offer and get answers to any questions you may have.
Book a Visit here: Admissions & Visit Enquiry
Step 3: The Application
Once you have made the decision to join our school, there are a few steps to take before we offer a place. We ask you to submit the following documents:
*Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
We have a dedicated team of learning support specialists who can provide for a range of needs. The provision is limited, however. If your child has social, emotional, academic, physical, developmental or behavioural challenges, you need to discuss this with us fully at this stage. We may not have the capacity to cater to your child and it is better to know this before proceeding.
Step 4: Assessment
The British School Warsaw is a nonselective school.
A place will be offered upon the evaluation of the Application form, previous school reports covering at last the most recent full school year and places available in specific year group.
For Early Years – Year 6: No formal assessment is required.
For Year 7 – 9 applicants: We ask all students to complete an online cognitive ability test (CAT4) for information purposes only, not influencing the decision on students’ admission to school.
For Year 10 -11 applicants: All students may be asked to attend an interview with our Head of Secondary/school representative to discuss their IGCSE subject choices. In addition, we ask all students to complete an online cognitive ability test (CAT4) for information purposes only, not influencing the decision on students’ admission to school.
For Year 12-13 applicants: All students will be asked to attend an interview with our Head of Secondary/Vice Principal/Head of IB Diploma Programme to explain the nature of the IBDP and discuss IBDP subject choices. In addition, we ask all students to complete an online cognitive ability test (CAT4) for information purposes only, not influencing the decision on students’ admission to school.
Step 5: Finalising the Enrolment Process
When steps 1 – 4 are complete, we are ready to offer a place and confirm a start date. We will require the completion of the following documents to finalise the enrolment process:
- Acceptance Agreement
- Medical Form
- Language Background Form
- Emergency Contact Form
Based on these documents, the school will send you an invoice for an additional tuition fee for new joining students (3 000 PLN) and deposit (4 000 PLN). The Admissions team will confirm the official enrolment upon the receipt of the above amounts.
Step 6: Starting School
Starting a new school can be a daunting experience for students as well as parents. Our school of over 70 nationalities makes us a diverse and welcoming community where parents and children enjoy making new friends. We have an active Parent Teacher Association (PTA) which together with our class and country representatives, play a key role in ensuring each family is welcomed.
When the student starts at the beginning of the academic, we will offer an Orientation Welcome Day where you will be able to meet your child’s teacher and ask any outstanding questions to make sure your child settles in quickly and happily.