Admissions Policy

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Admission Policy

Students wishing to join St. Michael’s International School should display a positive attitude and the ability to fully participate in and benefit from the school’s curriculum and high achieving environment.

Applications from children with only a  little English are welcome, however places on our ‘English for Speakers of Other Languages’ programme (ESOL) are limited.  Applicants for places in Nursery, Reception and Year 1 (see level placement chart below) can be beginner English speakers, but they should have language and literacy skills in their first language appropriate to their age.  Applicants for places in Years 2 to Year 6 should also have age-appropriate first language skills and new children should know sufficient basic English to allow them to cope in our English speaking environment.  Successful applicants are given the help and support they need to benefit from the full curriculum as soon as possible, however they are encouraged to also enroll in our after school ELS programme.

English as an Additional Language

Progress reports and parent-teacher consultation meetings are all in English so it is useful if at least one parent has some level of confidence in English.  We offer English Language classes for adults on a full and part-time basis.

Special Educational Needs

At St. Michael’s International School we teach all of our children in our mainstream classrooms however we do accept a limited number of  applications from parents who have children with mild special educational needs. These additional needs may include: learning difficulties; language and communication delay; children with social or emotional problems or  children with gaps in their learning due to moving around different school systems. As we are not a barrier-free school we have limited facilities and provision to support children with physical disabilities.

Admission for students with additional learning needs is done on a case-by-case basis and determined by the belief in our ability to provide a meaningful education for them. Please contact admissions@smis-mail.orgfor further details.

Level Placement Chart

As a British style school our year groups are determined in accordance with the National Curriculum of England and Wales.  In order to determine for which age group your child is eligible, please see below:

Level Placement Chart


Academic Year and Terms

St. Michael’s International School Academic Year begins in August and ends in June.  Please refer to this year’s School Calendar for details.

The School runs on 3 terms:

Academic Year and Terms