The overriding criterion for admission is an expectation that the prospective student has the ability to follow the curriculum offered by the School. The curriculum is based on the English National Curriculum in Foundation Stage and Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 (from FS 1 to Year 8), the IGCSE in Years 9 and 10 and the International Baccalaureate in Years 11 and 12. The vast majority of teaching is conducted in English.
An ability in that language is a crucial factor when considering the admission of an applicant. The support of at least one parent being able to speak English and able to, therefore, assist their child at home, is a distinct advantage. The School has on its staff teachers who are qualified, experienced and skilled in offering learning support to students who may require this kind of assistance. The amount and level of support is, however, limited and the School is unable to provide the resources to students with severe learning difficulties.
Places will be offered following a selection process that includes the successful performance in the assessment tests and reference to reports from previous school(s). Should a particular year group have more applicants than places available, a waiting list will be made of students who are not able to be placed immediately. Students who satisfy the entry criteria will be allocated places, or placed on the waiting list on a first come first served basis. Preference will be given to candidates who have siblings at the school.