ADMISSIONS POLICY

FOUNDATION STAGE (EYFS)

There are no previous requirements for a child applying for a place in Foundation.

If a child has special needs, the SEND Department will be involved in the Admission procedure to ensure that The British School of Almería can provide the required support. If the school lacks the resources to cover the needs, the family will be informed and alternatives will be recommended.

PRIMARY (KS1 AND KS2)

The British School of Almería requests school reports from the previous 2 years when a child applies for a place in Primary.

From Year 1 upwards, children will be invited to spend a Taster Day at The British School of Almería. During the day, the tutor will conduct an English assessment as required and the child will take part in all regular activities. The tutor and the Head of Primary will give their feedback to the Admissions Department within 48 hours.

If the child is unable to attend, a set of English/Maths tests can be provided to the current school so that they can be taken there.

Primary students who are offered a place at The British School of Almería on a conditional basis will be recommended for additional English support.

An unconditional offer will be made if the student is proficient in English. If the child is not proficient in English but has an average or above-average performance in all other subjects, a conditional offer will be made.

SECONDARY (KS3)

The British School of Almería requests school reports from the previous 2 years for a student applying for a place in Secondary.

Prospective students will be invited to spend a Taster Day at The British School of Almería. During the day, the student will be asked to take an English test. The tutor, subject teachers as well as the Head of Secondary will give their feedback to the Admissions Department.

If the student is proficient in English, an unconditional offer will be made. If the student is not proficient in English but his/her academic records show that he/she has passed the core subjects and most other subjects, an offer will be made on a conditional basis.

Secondary students who are offered a place at The British School of Almería on a conditional basis must follow the recommendations for extra English support.

If the student is unable to attend, a set of English/Maths/Science tests may be sent to his/her current school so that they can be taken there.

SECONDARY (KS4)

The British School of Almería requests secondary school reports from the previous 2 years for a student applying for a place in Secondary.

Prospective students will be invited to spend a Taster Day at The British School of Almería. During the day, the student will be asked to take an English test. The tutor, subject teachers as well as the Head of Secondary will give their feedback to the Admissions Department.

If the student is proficient in English, an unconditional offer will be made. If the student is not proficient in English but his/her academic records show that he/she has passed the core subjects and most other subjects, an offer will be made on a conditional basis.

Secondary students who are offered a place at The British School of Almería on a conditional basis must follow the recommendations for extra English support.

If the student is unable to attend, a set of English/Maths/Science tests may be sent to his/her current school so that they can be taken there.

SIXTH FORM (KS5)

The British School of Almería requests school reports from the previous secondary stage years, plus a strong command of English from all applicants for KS5. A minimum of 5 (i)GCSEs and/or the ESO or similar will be required.

In the case of Spanish students who have previously followed the Spanish curriculum and are seeking validation of their studies, the ESO diploma or any other equivalent qualification in accordance with the Spanish Education authorities will be required.

Prospective students will be invited to attend an interview at The British School of Almería. They will be interviewed by the Head of Secondary or the School Principal.

Feedback will be given to the Admissions Department.

If the student is unable to attend, an English test will be sent to their current school so that it can be taken there and they will be interviewed digitally (Skype or similar).

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