Students are admitted to IBSA into the age appropriate year group. The following table makes this clear

Stage Age on 30th Sept Class End of Stage exam
VI Form College 16
17
Twelve *
Thirteen **
AS level
A level
Foundation
(Pre-prep)
3
4
Nursery
Reception
None
Key Stage 1
(Prep-Prep)
5
6
One
Two
KS1 SAT
Key Stage 2
(Preparatory school)
7
8
9
10
Three
Four
Five
Six
KS2 SAT
Key Stage 3
(lower senior school)
11
12
13
Seven
Eight
Nine
KS3 SAT
Key Stage 4
(Upper Senior School)
14
15
Ten
Eleven
IGCSE
*S2 Egyptian System
**S3 Egyptian System
(We have included a comparison with the Egyptian system to make this even clearer.) In only very exceptional cases are children admitted into a different year group, and this is entirely at the discretion of the Headteacher.

Admission is based upon the school’s ability to provide a quality education for the student. This is assessed through interview and, for the older children, through testing.

Upon submission of an application form , children and their parents are invited for an interview. For the younger children this is simply a chance for the class teacher to meet the child, have a simple conversation and assess their basic skills. We are aware that many children of Reception to Year 2 age do not have competency in English – this is not an obstacle to admission but the assessing teacher will want to be sure the child has normal learning skills and that there is a willingness, on the part of the whole family, to commit to the child learning English.

Older children (Year 3 and above) are asked to undertake a Maths test (at a level appropriate to their age), read an appropriate level of English text and talk with the interviewer about what they have read. Again, the interview is about potential as much as it is about current achievement and students may be accepted on the basis that they undergo intensive English as a Second Language lessons.

 After the interview, within a few days, candidates will be told whether or not they have been accepted by the school. The place will be confirmed on the payment of fees.
Application Please download the application,-complete and return it to school