Admissions - Admission Requirements

Here you will find details of the procedure and conditions required to gain admission to ISCAT.

An initial interview with the school director is required for all families and this may be requested either via the school web page, by telephone or by emailing the school office. In this first interview you will receive detailed information on the educational programme, a dossier explaining the structure of the school day – schedules, calendar, lunch options, fees etc, as well as an enrolment form should you wish to formalise your child’s enrolmenta.

As ISCAT is a one-form entry school, places are allotted on a first-come, first served basis, according to availability, and only when the Admission Requirements, as outlined forthwith, have been satisfied.

Early Years

Families of students aspiring to enter Nursery will have an initial interview with the school director, and subsequently complete and submit the enrolment form and other documentation as outlined in the enrolment pack.

Families of students aspiring to enter Reception, should there be places available in this year group, will have an initial interview with the school director, subsequently complete and submit the enrolment form and other documentation as outlined in the enrolment pack including, where applicable, a copy of the child’s last school report.

No knowledge of English is required for entry to the Early Years programme.

During the third and final term of the school year, children already formally enrolled in Nursery or Reception are invited to spend an afternoon with their future class, together with their parents, in order to get to know their teachers and companions, the classroom environment, and the patio. This also gives both parents and children the opportunity to get to know other families, and thus facilitate a gradual integration into our school community.
Primary

Families of students aspiring to enter Primary, should there be places available, will have an initial interview with the school director. These students are also required, as part of the admissions process and without any further obligation, to spend at least half a day in their prospective class. This replaces the traditional ‘entrance test’ and allows our teachers to evaluate the level of English and social disposition in a natural and holistic way, at the same time giving the child the opportunity to experience a day at ISCAT first-hand.

If it is thus determined that ISCAT can meet the child’s social and academic needs, then the enrolment form and other documentation as outlined in the enrolment pack should be completed and submitted to the school office together with copies of the child’s school reports for the previous academic year.

For students entering Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and Year 2) no previous knowledge of English is required, although this would be a distinct advantage. Students entering Key Stage 2 (from Year 3 to Year 6) are required to have some knowledge of English.


Secondary

Students aspiring to enter Year 7 and above should have an initial interview with the school director. Should a place be available, candidates are then required, as part of the admissions process and without any further obligation, to spend at least half a day with their prospective class. This replaces the traditional ‘entrance test’ and allows our teachers to evaluate the level of English and social disposition in a natural and holistic way, at the same time giving the child the opportunity to experience a day at ISCAT first-hand.

If ISCAT deems the student to have the necessary competencies and level of English to join the group, the enrolment form and other documentation as outlined in the enrolment pack should be completed and submitted to the school office, together with copies of the child’s school reports for the previous two academic years.

Please note that all students wishing to enter the school in Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 (Year 7 and above) must have an adequate level of spoken English.

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