Child Admission Policy
Who are we QINES is an inclusive school that nurtures curiosity, creativity and global awareness through an inspiring, broad and engaging curriculum. Children learn to become resilient and respectful in an environment where each child is challenged and encouraged to thrive and achieve as an individual.
Mission Statement : To provide high quality childcare learning in a safe and clean environment
Our Vision : Empowering pupils to become confident compassionate and internationally minded learners.
QINES is a non-selective school which aims to educate students from the local and international communities within Uganda, providing where possible for the special needs of all its students. In particular circumstances admission will be at the discretion of the Head of School, following assessment.
Procedures Admission to QINES is facilitated by the Head of School and administration department and is based on the following:
- Available places.
- The potential of the student’s ability to benefit from the academic program.
- The capacity of the school to meet the educational needs of the student.
- The ability of the student’s family to meet the obligations stipulated in the Enrolment Agreement. If there is a waiting list applicants will be admitted on a first-come-first-serve basis, as space becomes available.
All signed and completed admission documents are dated and recorded on the school list and directory form. Students are listed in order of date of application form. The school may admit students at any time during the school year, provided they meet the admission requirements.
The Head of School will decide on the appropriate class and teacher for the child. Students will also be permitted to withdraw from school any time of the year provided that the correct communication channels have been followed.
When students withdraw to transfer to another school, QINES will provide appropriate records and other information at the request of the parents or the child’s new school, once all outstanding fees have been cleared.
The Head of School, seeking advice from professional staff involved, may discontinue a child’s enrolment at QINES if it is felt that the human or physical resources of the school are not adequate to meet the child’s needs or the child’s learning or behaviour challenges are having a detrimental effect on the learning of other children in the class.
In the case of non payment of fees the child will not be permitted to return to the school for the next school term.
Age of Admission to QINES The age of the child on 1st September must be:- EYS (Kindergarten) students must be 3 (and completely toilet trained) by 1st September Reception students must be 4 by 1st September Year 1 students must be 5 by 1st September Year 2 students must be 6 by 1st September Year 3 students must be 7 by 1st September Year 4 students must be 8 by 1st September Year 5 students must be 9 by 1st September Year 6 students must be 10 by 1st September
Admission of Non-English-Speaking Children The school provides for comprehensive English as an Additional Language (EAL) within our Learning Support programme throughout the primary school.
Admission of Children with Learning Disabilities Admission is open to those students who are able to participate successfully in a mainstream class with some specialist support. In exceptional cases the school may require the parents to fund extra assistance beyond what is available in the classroom.
The maximum class size in EYS is 12 students with 1 class teachers and the appropriate number of assistants.
In Reception the maximum class size is 18.
In years 1 – 6 the maximum class size is 20.
In all cases above, actual class sizes and composition of classes will be determined at the discretion of the Head of School.
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