Admissions Policy

Admissions Policy

The Admissions Policy of The RGS Guildford Qatar is modelled on that of the RGS Guildford, whilst taking into account the latest Qatari Ministry of Education guidelines.

Children are expected to have a good command of the English language as the school follows the English National Curriculum. All children will be required to submit to our assessment procedures prior to being offered a place at the RGS in Qatar. Once completed applications have been received, parents will be sent an email from our Admissions Office.

Families invited to be added to the waiting list are for the academic year in which they apply only and are not guaranteed a place. The RGS Qatar gives priority to siblings, first language English speakers, but this does not guarantee admission.

English Language
Children are expected to have a good command of the English language as the school follows the English National Curriculum. All children are required to complete our assessment procedure prior to being offered a place at the RGS in Qatar.

Entrance Assessment
All children applying for a place including those with priority will be required to pass an entrance assessment or an entrance test. Applicants who pass the test will be offered a place or will remain on the waiting list. When a place becomes available in the school, a place is allocated on a first come – first serve basis.

Applications
Initial applications to the RGS in Qatar are free. Applications can only be submitted online and must be completed in full. Families invited to be considered further are for the academic year in which they apply only. Should places not become available, the application does not roll over to the following academic year.

Family Applications
If your application is for more than one child, each child will need to pass the assessment or interview for their application to be successful. Not all family members will be guaranteed places. It is the policy of the RGS Qatar to consider the whole family, each child must pass their assessment before places can be offered to the family.

Sibling Applications
In November each year, we invite current parents to apply for siblings for the following academic year.

Information Provision
Parents/Guardians must ensure they have provided all the relevant information in their application, including details of behavioural, social or academic support needs. If information is withheld and the RGS Qatar is unable to meet your child’s educational and/or social/behavioural needs, we reserve the right to withdraw the application/school place.

Age Groups
Children will only be admitted to the appropriate year group by age as detailed during the initial online enquiry form. If your child is currently studying in a school in Qatar, please refer to the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MoE) rules for transferring children.

RGS Qatar is listed in the educational voucher system of the government. Qatari students are entitled to a financial grant of QAR 28,000 per year subject to the submission of standard documents as set by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education. Please note that the value of the educational voucher is not sufficient to cover the annual term fee. The difference in value between the annual term fee and the approved educational voucher is to be borne by the student.

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