Admission to Abuja Prep

Enrolling your Child

We understand that you have a number of choices of schools for your children. We are very pleased that you have considered Abuja Prep and hope that you will be a supportive member of our community.

Enrolment Policy

Abuja Preparatory School uses the Cambridge International Primary Curriculum in Mathematics, English and Science as well at the National Curriculum of England (Revised 2014) in the foundation and exploratory subjects. The language of Instruction is English. The school aims to be international in character and consequently needs to conform to norms and standards of all international schools that follow this curriculum.

Being an international school, Abuja Preparatory School understands that many children will seek enrolment at the school having been exposed to different curriculum with different approaches to teaching and learning. However, the school is confident that the curriculum it follows and the norms and standards that are set in terms of its placement and entry requirements, is a well-researched approach to education and the most relevant for pupils in the international context.

 

Parents and teachers must be aware that there will be no deviation from this policy.

Aims of the Policy

The aim of this policy is:

·         To regulate the age criteria for entrance to the school at a particular year level.

·         To place the pupils in the relevant year groups.

·         To make sure that pupils enrolled at the school are placed in a class where their social, emotional, cognitive and psychological needs are effectively catered for.

·         To ensure that the pupils’ potential is maximised.

Minimum and maximum age entry requirements

 

Class Group

2015/2016

2016/2017

Age as at

1st September 2015

Age as at

1st September 2015

Minimum

Maximum

Minimum

Maximum

Playgroup

2

3

2

3

Nursery

3

4

3

4

Reception

4

5

4

5

Year 1

5

7

5

7

Year 2

6

8

6

8

Year 3

7

9

7

9

Year 4

8

10

8

10

Year 5

9

11

9

11

Year 6

10

12

10

12

 

Enrolment Procedure

 

STAGE PROCEDURE RESPONSIBILITY
1.     A Prospective Parent makes an enquiry telephonically 1.     The name, telephone number and email address of the enquirer should be recorded.

2.     Offer to send on online prospectus.

3.     Offer to send on online schedule of school fees.

Headmaster’s PA

 

STAGE PROCEDURE RESPONSIBILITY

2.     A Prospective Parent makes an enquiry by email.

1.     Reply to the parent and attach an online prospectus and a schedule of school fees.

2.     Follow-up after a period of two days

Headmaster’s PA

3.     A Prospective Parent makes an enquiry in person.

1.     Record the person’s email address and telephone number.

2.     Offer to send them the online prospectus.

3.     Offer them the school fee schedule.

4.     Follow-up after a period of two days.

Headmaster’s PA

4.     A Prospective Parent shows an interest in the school.

1.     Take the person to the School Relations Manager.

2.     Take down the persons details.

3.     Offer them a school prospectus and a schedule of school fees

4.     Show them around the school.

5.     Introduce them casually (if appropriate) to Senior Members of the staff.

Headmaster’s PA

Relations Manager

5.     A Prospective Parent is serious about enrolling their child at the school

1.     The Prospective Parent must be taken to the School Relations Manager.

2.     All documentation is given to the parent.

3.     The assessment fee is paid.

4.     A date for the assessment is set.

5.     A date and time is set for an interview with the Headmaster.

Relations Manager

6.     The pupils’ assessment.

1.     The parent is informed that the prospective pupil will be required to attend school for the day.

2.     The prospective pupil is allocated a class for the day.

3.     The teacher is given at least a day’s notice (if possible) that the child will be attending the class.

4.     The teacher assesses the child and writes a report and makes recommendations whether the child can be accepted.

Headmaster’s PA

Heads of Department

Headmaster

7.     The parents’ interview with the Headmaster

1.     Where possible interviewed should not be agreed to without there being notice.

2.     The parent is taken to the Headmaster’s office and introduced to the Headmaster.

3.     The interview often is the deciding factor in accepting the pupil

Headmasters PA

Headmaster

Relations Manager

8.     The acceptance / declining of the child into the school

1.     Once the child has been accepted, a letter of acceptance is given to the parent.

2.     If the child’s application is declined, then the parents are informed of this.

3.     The Parent will then take the letter to the Bursar who will give the Parent and invoice for fees.

4.     Once all fees have been paid, the child is deemed to be enrolled.

5.     The administration department will issue uniforms and the pupil will be allocated a class.

Headmasters PA

Bursar

Administration Officer

Heads of Department

 

PLEASE NOTE:Places at the school will only be allocated once the fees have been paid. If a child has an acceptance letter but the fees are not paid and the class is full, that child will be placed on a waiting list until such time as a place becomes available