Class Allocation

Placing your child in the right class is very important in their development. We allocate students to a class based on the following criteria: 

  • Age according to the UK schools' criteria
  • Academic background (e.g. having already completed a specific year in the British system at a previous school).
  • Special circumstances based on observations and for specific social/emotional (non-academic) reasons.

Please note that whilst each student is considered individually and with reference to their educational background, based on best practice we do not generally advocate putting children in classes ahead of their age group.

Our school reserves the right, based on professional judgement, to move a student to another class and/or year group following careful consideration and clear communication with the parents should we feel the student is not optimally placed.

Age According to UK schools’ criteria

A guide to which class your child is likely to enter
Date of BirthCohortAcademic Year 2021 - 2022Academic Year 2022 - 2023
01.09.2018 to 31.08.20192037-EYFS Nursery
01.09.2017 to 31.08.20182036EYFS NurseryEYFS Reception
01.09.2016 to 31.08.20172035EYFS ReceptionYear 1
01.09.2015 to 31.08.20162034Year 1Year 2
01.09.2014 to 31.08.20152033Year 2Year 3
01.09.2013 to 31.08.20142032Year 3Year 4
01.09.2012 to 31.08.20132031Year 4Year 5
01.09.2011 to 31.08.20122030Year 5Year 6
01.09.2010 to 31.08.20112029Year 6Year 7
01.09.2009 to 31.08.20102028Year 7Year 8
01.09.2008 to 31.08.20092027Year 8Year 9
01.09.2007 to 31.08.20082026Year 9Year 10
01.09.2006 to 31.08.20072025Year 10Year 11
01.09.2005 to 31.08.20062024Year 11Year 12
01.09.2004 to 31.08.20052023Year 12Year 13
01.09.2003 to 31.08.20042022Year 13-

International Equivalents

Education systems vary across the globe. Here is an international overview of various education systems for comparison.

Admissions Criteria

As a non-selective school, we do not have admission criteria or language requirements for students entering Early Years and Primary school (up to and including Year 6). In order to enable our students to fully access the curriculum for their external examinations after Year 10 however, students applying to enter Secondary school (Year 7 and above) will need a certain level of English proficiency, which will be assessed prior to admission.

We offer a comprehensive English as an Additional Language (EAL) programme for those students who require extra support in this area.

In addition to the level of English proficiency, the acceptance of students into Year 12 will also depend on their previous IGCSE examination results (or equivalent).

Students aged 6 and above will take a Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4), either prior to or following admission, to allow us to understand the student's wider abilities. CAT4s are the UK’s most widely used computer-based test of reasoning abilities for children aged 6-17+ years. Measuring the four main types of ability known to make a difference to learning and achievement, CAT4 provides an independent perspective on potential student achievement, with reliable information for each child that will help identify where to provide extra support or set more challenging targets.