Admissions Policy

Objective

  1. This policy regulates admission of students to Kingmead College – Junior and Senior School.

Admission principles

  1. All pupils are expected to abide by Kingsmead’s code of conduct with particular emphasis on compliance with:
    1. Christian ethos practised at Kingsmead College, which is a Christian school, based on Anglican tradition.
    2. Uniform policy.
    3. School fees policy.
    4. Kingsmead College does not conduct an admission examination. However, based on the Head’s assessment of the applicant’s suitability to all spheres of Kingsmead College and past performance, the Headmistress may request an assessment.
    5. For applications to admission to Grades 11 and 12, the pupil must demonstrate her ability to successfully meet the requirements of the Senior School Certificate within the IEB system.

Admission process

  1. A parent or legal guardian applying for registration of a pupil must fill in an application form, pay necessary application fees and furnish Kingsmead with the following documents:
  • Copy of birth certificate of prospective pupil.
  • A summary of academic and developmental history.
  • Copy of last school report of prospective pupil.
  • A medical record of the applicant.
  • Copy of immunisation certificate (only for Grade 0).
  • Copy of ID of person responsible for school fee payments.
  • If non-resident, copies of pupil study permit.
  1. All applications are placed in a waiting list in a chronological order, first come first served basis, for consideration at application date.
  2. Preference is given to siblings of pupils already in Kingsmead College, daughters of past pupils and children of permanent Kingsmead College staff.
  3. Pupils enrolling for Grade 000 (first entry point to Kingsmead College) must be turning four (4) during the year of admission and for Grade 0 pupils must be turning six (6) during the year of admission.
  4. The Headmistress conducts personal formal interviews with applicants and issues an offer letter – specifying the acceptance requirements e.g. deposits –  once she is certain that the applicant has fulfilled all admission requirements. She takes into account the transformation policy and the class sizes.
  5. The parent signs a Parent/legal guardian contract as evidence that S/he and the pupil will adhere to Kingsmead’s policies.
  6. The deposit for Grade 0 is due by March 31st of the year prior to admission.
  7. Acceptance letters into Grade 8 by Grade 7 pupils (already in Kingsmead) are issued at a cut-off date when the deposits from the outside applicants are expected to have been received – normally May 30 of the Grade 7 year.

 School fees

  1. Kingsmead College is a non-state aided school.  All pupils are expected to pay school fees except for those who have been awarded scholarships and bursaries.
  2. Bursaries and Scholarships are available to pupils who meet the required criteria as set by Kingsmead College: they are generally awarded from the Grade 8 year.
  3. All applicants are required to pay a registration fees – prescribed annually.
  4. A non-refundable securing fee, prescribed annually, is payable before admission.
  5. Kingsmead College reserves the right to conduct an appropriate credit worthiness check before offering a position to a prospective pupil.

Admission Team

  1. The Heads of the Junior and Senior School – referred to as Headmistress in this policy – are responsible for admission of pupils in both Junior and Senior School respectively.

Effective date

  1. The policy is effective for all admissions of pupils seeking positions from January 1, 2014.
  2. The policy was approved by Kingsmead College Council on November 18, 2013.
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