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:

 

Infant Department

Foundation Stage (age 3 to 5)

Pupils applying for entry to the Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception) are required to come with their parents for an interview 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 Head of Primary or the Head of Admissions. Applicants for both year groups will be asked to provide past school reports. 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 (intensive English), 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.

 

Primary Department 

Key Stage 2 (age 7 to 11)

For entry to KS2 (Year 3 to Year 6), candidates require school reports from previous years and a CAT4 baseline assessment (Verbal, Non-Verbal, Quantitative and Spatial) which may take place in their current school for pupils from international schools abroad. Parents will be asked to provide school reports for the previous two academic years.

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 (intensive English), 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.

 

Secondary Department 

Key Stage 3 (age 11 to 14)

For entry to KS3 (Year 7 to Year 9), candidates require school reports from the two previous years and a CAT4 baseline assessment (Verbal, Non-Verbal, Quantitative and Spatial) 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 (intensive English) 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 a CAT4 baseline assessment (Verbal, Non-Verbal, Quantitative and Spatial) which may take place in their current school for pupils from international schools abroad. 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.

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.

For more information, please read our Admissions Policy.

 

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, the “Libro de Familia”, 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.