At ISPP, we recognise the importance of children being surrounded by peers of the same age and consider their developmental stages and socialisation as important to their holistic education as academic results.
Admission to ISPP requires that students attain the minimum age requirements as stated below. Chronological age is calculated from the date of birth. See Dates of Birth for Grade Entry at the bottom of this page to determine your child’s placement at ISPP.
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.
|Early Years 1||A 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 2||A student is 4 years old by September 1 of the applying academic year, and successfully meets all other entrance criteria.|
|Kindergarten||A student is 5 years old by September 1 of the applying academic year, and successfully meets all other entrance criteria.|
|Grade 1||A student is 6 years old by September 1 of the academic year for which they are applying, and successfully meet all other entrance criteria.|
|Grade 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.|
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.
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