Admissions Requirements

ADMISSIONS PROCESS

We would like to make the admissions process as enjoyable and straightforward as possible. Please have a look at the information, procedure and conditions required that will help you in the process of applying and registering at ISCAT.

Step 1

Please get in touch by phone or email to request further information or a personalised visit to the school.

Step 2

Meet the director at school for a face-to-face initial interview with our director to get to know us and discuss any open questions regarding our educational programme.

Step 3

Submit your enrolment form and all necessary documentation.

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