Admission to the School is by assessment and once you have submitted your Application Form, our Admissions Secretary will contact you to arrange an assessment. We appreciate that some applicants will be coming from overseas and it is not always possible or convenient to attend an assessment in Qatar. In this instance we can arrange for your child’s current nursery or school to carry out the assessment on our behalf, in accordance with our strict guidelines. If an offer of a place is based upon an external assessment or report, then we reserve the right to reconsider this decision once your child has joined us if we feel that our learning environment and curriculum is not well-suited to your son or daughter. We will discuss this with you in full once we have had the chance to meet your child in our classroom setting.
We make our assessments as informal as possible, with most children not even realising they are being assessed at all. Our younger children are assessed by observation at play within the classroom setting and usually have so much fun they don’t want to leave.
Older children will work with our Head of School to sit test papers in Mathematics and English.
We ensure that all of the children are happy and relaxed and usually start the assessments with a game to set them at ease. Whilst assessing the children is essential, we are also aware that anxious children are unable to perform to their optimum best. It is for this reason that we conduct our tests year round, often on a one to one basis and never more than a few children in an assessment group at a time.
Following the assessment, the Head of School will meet parents to discuss the role they will be expected to take in supporting their child’s education. This is also an opportunity for parents to ask any questions about the School.
A detailed ‘Assessment Guide’ outlining the purpose and format of the assessments, as well as useful tips on how to prepare your child is available to download. Please see attachment below.