Admission Policy

Victoria English School welcomes applications from students around the world. We offer the academic rigour and excellence of a British education, along with the friendly caring ethos of a small family orientated school. The school’s popularity within the community means that demand for places can be high and there are currently waiting lists in a number of year groups. However, we are always pleased to meet parents and discuss the admissions process for children wishing to join VES.

Procedure for New Applications

  • The window date for new applications will be posted on the website. If you are unsure, please contact the school and we will confirm dates with you.
  • All children are required to take our assessment test and passing this is one of the criteria for acceptance.
  • Assessment applications can be found online on our website. Any required documentation must be submitted by the dates published on the form, along with the Fees for the assessment.
  • You will be contacted by our Administration team with an appointment time and date for the assessment.
  • After confirmation of your child’s acceptance you are required to complete a registration form and submit it to the Accounts Department.  Fees payment and any additional documentation required must also be submitted at this time. This must be completed within 5 working days of acceptance.

Key Stage 5 (A level) Applications

Entry into Key Stage 5 is open to external students. Requirements for entry are:

  • minimum grades of A* – C in 5 subjects including Mathematics and English
  • minimum Grade B in any subject a student wishes to pursue at A level
  • minimum Grade A in iGCSE Mathematics to study the subject at A level

All students entering Key Stage 5 will be expected to study a minimum of 4 subjects in Year 12.

 

Level Placement Chart

As a British style school operating within the remit of the Ministry of Education, our starting age in Foundation Stage and Year 1 are as follows:

Foundation Stage 1

must be 4 years old

by 31 December on year of admission

Foundation Stage 2

must be 5 years old

by 31 December on year of admission

Year 1

must be 6 years old 

by 31 December on year of admission

 

Student Placement Comparison Chart

Below is the student level placement for all year groups.  Under the new Ministry of Education Guidelines there is now an age band of entry for each year group.

Age of Child

(MoE Guidelines)

VES Year Group

IB Schools

American Schools

Ministry Schools

19 – 20

Key Stage 5

Yr 13

IB Diploma

Year 2

Grade 12

 

17 – 19

Key Stage 5

Yr 12

IB Diploma

Year 1

Grade 11

Grade 12

16 – 18

Key Stage 4

Year 11

MYP Year 5

Grade 10

Grade 11

15 – 17

Key Stage 4

Year 10

MYP Year 4

Grade 9

Grade 10

14 – 16

Key Stage 3

Year 9

MYP Year 3

Grade 8

Grade 9

13 – 15

Key Stage 3

Year 8

MYP Year 2

Grade 7

Grade 8

12 – 14

Key Stage 3

Year 7

MYP Year 1

Grade 6

Grade 7

11 – 13

Key Stage 2

Year 6

PYP

Grade 5

Grade 6

10 – 12

Key Stage 2

Year 5

PYP

Grade 4

Grade 5

9 – 11

Key Stage 2

Year 4

PYP

Grade 3

Grade 4

8 – 10

Key Stage 2

Year 3

PYP

Grade 2

Grade 3

7 – 9

Key Stage 1

Year 2

PYP

Grade 1

Grade 2

6 – 7

Key Stage 1

Year 1

PYP

KG 2

Grade 1

5 – 6

Foundation

Stage 2

PYP

Pr KG

KG 2

4 – 5

Foundation

Stage 1

PYP

 

KG 1

 

If you wish to enroll your child in Victoria English School it is important to ensure you have all the documentation required. Please read the information carefully otherwise your application will be delayed and at worse, the place may be lost.

Transfer documents, letters from previous schools and past reports bearing the appropriate stamps must be submitted to the school and then to the Ministry of Education confirming a child’s last year of full time education. This is necessary to place your child into the correct year group. A child who has missed a year or taken a year out of full time education will be placed in year above the last full one attended.