Admissions Process

Our Admissions Process

We are here to help you from your initial enquiry, through the admissions process, right up to the final enrolment of your child in our school.

The admissions process is simple and transparent and outlined in brief below. We do not have a catchment area and we are non-selective: we welcome children of mixed abilities and many talents. Children are welcome to join us at any time during the school year and into any year group, subject to a place being available.

We have a team of dedicated Admissions Officers who will guide you every step of the way.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

The registration period for the 2020-2021 school year is open.

1

Contact Us

Contact our BSB Admissions team for an initial conversation about your child and to check availability in the relevant year group.

2

Visit BSB

Arrange a visit for a personal guided tour of our school by our Admissions Officer or attend one of our Open Mornings. Meet our staff, see the school in session action and experience the learning atmosphere of our international school.

3

Apply for a Place

Complete the Application Form and submit your child’s most recent school reports.

4

Assessment

Depending on your child’s age, we will arrange a meeting with the Head of the relevant department, who will assess their level of English and ability and provide you with feedback

5

Offer of Place

If successful and subject to availability, we will make a time-limited formal offer of a place for your child to join us.

If there are no spaces in the year group you require, we will add your child’s name to our waiting list and will contact you when a place becomes available.

6

Admissions Documentation

If you accept the offer, you will then be requested to complete the School Admissions Booklet, submit all the admissions documentation and pay the matriculation fee in order to secure your child’s admission.

Academic Entry Requirements

Children applying for Nursery and Reception places are not required to have any prior knowledge of English.

Pupils applying for places at Year 1 must have an age-appropriate level of spoken English.

Pupils applying for places in Year 2 and above at BSB School must have an age-appropriate level of spoken and written English. They will be required to sit an English language assessment.

They must also have an age-appropriate understanding of numeracy.

Previous school reports and a reference will also be requested.

A meeting between the Head or Deputy Head of Primary and the pupil will be arranged.

Students applying for places in the Secondary department (Years 7-11) must have an age-appropriate level of spoken and written English. They will be required to sit an assessment of English language and Maths.

An academic school reference and the most recent school reports must be submitted.

A meeting between the Head of Secondary and the pupil will be arranged.

Pre-University candidates (Years 12-13) will be required to provide evidence they have achieved 5 A*-C (9-4) GCSE’s, or their equivalent, in their previous school.

Candidates will also be required to present past school reports and an academic school reference.

Candidates will sit an English language assessment designed to assess if they have a level of English that will allow them to participate in the Pre-University curriculum.

Beyond this, candidates may be asked to sit exams specific to the subject areas they wish to study, depending on each candidate’s individual application. These exams will be appropriate to the candidate’s year group.