Admissions & Enrolment
Woodford International School has an open policy on eligibility. While the offer to enrol is not decided by ability, religion, or race, there are limitations in what we are able to provide with regard to special needs children or children who have little or no command of the basic language of instruction, English. In such circumstances parents may be requested to pay for the additional assistance of a teacher aide for their child and/or to enrol them in additional support classes. Failure to comply with any such request may lead to the cancellation of a student’s enrolment.
The enrolment process involves 3 stages:
The completion of a placement test
Interview with the Head of School or designated officer
Should be on the appropriate form and be accompanied by proof of date of birth (certificate or passport), the last two school reports for students applying to enter grade 1 or above and submitted with the application fee*. *SBD$1000.00 is required which will be used to offset fees in the first year of enrolment. In cases where an enrolment offer is not taken up or deferred, no refund will be provided and a new application and fee will be required.
A student’s initial placement will be according to age using the following guidelines but may be adjusted by the Head of School following the review of observations of performance over the first four weeks and an interview.
Kindergarten (3-4 years old) Must have turned 3
Pre-School (4-5 years old) Must turn 4 before March 31
Prep (5-6 years old) Must turn 5 before March 31
Year 1 (6-7 years old) Must turn 6 before March 31
Year 2 (7-8 years old) Must turn 7 before March 31
Year 3 (8-9 years old) Must turn 8 before March 31
Year 4 (9-10 years old) Must turn 9 before March 31
Year 5 (10-11 years old) Must turn 10 before March 31
Year 6 (11-12 years old) Must turn 11 before March 31
Year 7 (12-13 years old) Must turn 12 before March 31
Year 8 (13-14 years old) Must turn 13 before March 31
Year 9 (14-15 years old) Must turn 14 before March 31
Year 10 (15-16 years old) Must turn 15 before March 31
Year 11 (16-17 years old) Must turn 16 before March 31
The teacher-student ratio at the commencement of the year should not exceed 1 to 25, however, due to the unexpected arrival of expatriate children during the year we accept any and all such children and occasionally this ratio may be exceeded.
The Head of School shall take the decision on class sizes and teacher-student ratios after consultation with the Leadership Team.