Our policy throughout the admissions process is to allocate the appropriate placement for the candidate so that he/she may benefit fully from the education we offer.
The procedure for admission to the school varies according to the age of the candidate:
Pre-Nursery (age 2 to 3)
Pupils entering our Pre-Nursery class are children who have their second birthday before 31st August of the year of entry. Pupils applying for entry to Pre-Nursery are required to come to visit the school with their parents.
Foundation Stage (age 3 to 5)
Pupils applying for entry to the Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception) are required to come to the first visit with their parents and to bring past school reports (if applicable). Children applying for Nursery and Reception places are not required to have any prior knowledge of English.
Key Stage 1 (age 5 to 7)
For entry into Year 1 and Year 2, pupils are assessed by the Headteacher or classteacher. At this age they will be expected to know how to read and write in English.
Key Stage 2 (age 7 to 11)
New pupils applying for entry to the school for KS2 take entrance tests in Mathematics, Reading, Writing and Non Verbal Reasoning. Parents will be asked to provide school reports for the previous two academic years and a CAT4 baseline assessment which may take place in their current school for pupils from international schools abroad.
At this age they will be expected to know how to read and write in English. Pupils with little or no prior knowledge of English must agree to a programme of EAL, as recommended by the school, and parents should expect to be liable for the incurred costs. The duration of the EAL course will be decided by the school.
Key Stage 3 (age 11 to 14)
For entry to KS3, candidates require school reports from previous years and a CAT4 baseline assessment which may take place in their current school for pupils from international schools abroad.
At this age they will be expected to know how to read and write in English. Pupils with little or no prior knowledge of English must agree to a programme of EAL as recommended by the school and parents should expect to be liable for the incurred costs. The duration of the EAL course will be decided by the school.
Key Stage 4, Years 10-11 (age 14 to 16)
Pupils applying for entry to Year 10 take entrance examinations in Mathematics, Reading, Writing and Non Verbal Reasoning. Parents will be asked to provide past school reports for the previous two academic years. Pupils applying for admission to Year 11 must have studied the first year of the (I)GCSE course (Year 10) in the British system the year prior to their entry to King’s College. The (I)GCSE examination boards in their current school must coincide with the examination boards used at King’s College. Pupils are also required to take entrance exams and a Non-Verbal Reasoning test.
It is not possible for children to join Year 11 if they have not studied Year 10 in the British education system. In these circumstances King’s College would study each case individually and recommend the best option for the applicant.
Department Sixth Form (age 16-18)
All students are usually required to attend an interview with a senior member of staff before being admitted to the 6th Form
Pupils from the British system wishing to enter Year 12 are required to have a minimum of 5 passes at (I) GCSE (including Mathematics and English as a first language), with grade C (4) or above, normally including an A (7) or B (6) grade in subjects to be taken at GCE A level. (I) GCSE grades at A*(9 & 8) or A (7) are usually required for the study of Mathematics A level subjects.
Copies of school reports for the previous two years must also be presented. The reports must show consistently favourable progress academically, behaviourally and in terms of effort.
Confidential references are normally sought from the pupil’s current school regarding their academic record and behaviour.
The school may admit pupils into Year 13 provided that they have a proven academic level and their subject choices and examination boards coincide with the programme offered by King’s College. Entry to year 13 is reviewed on a case by case basis. Results of year 12 end of year examinations and other reports and references from the current school will be sought
Check list of Important Documents
|√ Official Documentation (all applicants)|
|√ Online or paper application form (this will be provided by the Admissions Department)|
|√ A photocopy of either the birth certificate, identity card or passport of the child.|
|√ A photocopy of the identity document of both parents.|
|√ A photocopy of the identity document of the account holder who will be accountable for school fees if this is not the child’s parent.|
|√ An official medical certificate indicating the child has no infectious or contagious diseases.|
|√ One passport size photograph.|
|√ Certificates from previous schools attended if any.|