Grade Level Placement

Admission to ISPP requires that students attain the minimum age requirements as stated below. Chronological age is calculated from date of birth. See Dates of Birth for Grade Entry at the bottom of this page to determine your child’s placement at ISPP based upon their date of birth.

If an applicant has not completed a grade level due to the difference in southern hemisphere school calendars (e.g. Australia) the principal will decide on the grade level placement of the student based on language proficiency, academic performance, maturity, and social skills.

It is strongly recommended that students be placed with peers of the same age. Students whose previous student records suggest they will benefit from being placed in a grade level one year below their appropriate age level may be offered a place in the lower grade level.

See our International Grade Level Placement chart here.

Elementary School

Early Years Programme I

Student is 3 years old by September 1 of the academic year for which they are applying, and successfully meets other entrance criteria as listed on the enrolment forms.

Early Years Programme II

Student is 4 years old by September 1 of the applying academic year, and successfully meets all other entrance criteria.

Kindergarten

Student is 5 years old by September 1 of the applying academic year, and successfully meets all other entrance criteria.

Grade 1

Student is 6 years old by September 1 of the academic year for which they are applying, and successfully meet all other entrance criteria.

Grades 2-5

Attain the respective chronological age by September 1 of the academic year for which they are applying, and successfully meet all other entrance criteria.

Pre-Early Years Programme

Occasionally, ISPP may be able to offer a space in our Pre-Early Years Programme, allowing early entry to our Early Years 1 programme. Spaces are very limited and are only available to children who turn three between 1 September and 31 December in the current academic year, for enrolment following their third birthday. All students enrolled in Pre-Early Years will be enrolled again in Early Years 1 the following academic year. There are no exceptions to this requirement. Admittance for the Pre-Early Years Programme is subject to confirmation that the pupil can cope with their personal toilet needs, can eat their meals independently and have developed a level of maturity to benefit from the educational environment. In all cases, the decision for early entry to the Early Years 1 class resides with the Principal.

Secondary School

Successful completion of the previous grade (or its academic equivalent), generally correspond to the following minimum ages:

Age 11 - Grade 6

Age 12 – Grade 7

Age 13 – Grade 8

Age 14 – Grade 9

Age 15 – Grade 10

Age 16 – Grade 11

Age 17 – Grade 12

Dates of Birth for Grade Entry 2016-2017

Dates of Birth for Grade Entry 2017-2018