Admission to Tara Pattana International School is selective, and follows a clear administrative procedure which aspiring students must follow. The process is summarised in the diagram below:
In order to apply for enrolment at the school, prospective parents must submit an APPLICATION FORM to the Admissions Office or by email firstname.lastname@example.org .
The principal aim of the school’s admission policy is to ensure students are able to succeed academically, while contributing to school life through sports, arts and social interaction. The level of spoken and written English is a determining factor, though other factors such as standards of behaviour, work ethic and past academic achievement also play a role in the decision whether to accept a child or not.
A visit or assessment will be scheduled with parents shortly after an application has been received. Parents should expect to bring with them past academic reports (if available), copies of student and parents’ passports, .
Depending on the Key Stage or year group, different entry requirements are applicable:
Early Years Foundation Stage (Ages 2 – 4)
The assessment involves play-based activities in a classroom setting, and some simple number and letter recognition. Standard of behaviour, confidence and independence in a classroom setting will be taken into account.
Key Stage 1 (Ages 5 – 6) and Key Stage 2 (Ages 7 – 10)
At these ages it is expected that an applicant will have an adequate command of the English language, being able to communicate and receive instructions from teachers. Students would also be expected to read and write independently at this stage. Students will be invited in the first instance to complete an assessment of their level of English including reading and writing. This assessment can also be done during a trial day at the school (a full day attendance). A written assessment will be undertaken in both mathematics and English. Standards of behaviour and social interaction are also taken into account .
Key Stage 3 (Ages 11-14)
At these ages it is expected that an applicant will have a very good command of the English language. Students will be invited to complete an English language assessment. A written assessment will be undertaken in both English and mathematics with the expectation to perform at a similar level to peers within the school and in the UK. assessment can also be done during a trial day at the school (a full day attendance). Students applying for IGCSE must demonstrate a potential to succeed in the examinations, with a capacity to reason and handle complex issues and subject matters.