All families making an application for Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong will be invited to attend a school meeting as soon as all relevant application documentation has been submitted and reviewed. In addition to assessing current academic and linguistic attainment, our procedures are also designed to assess the ability of each child to adapt to and thrive in our ambitious learning environment. Meetings are made up of two distinct parts:
1. An assessment session
The nature of the assessment will depend upon the age of your child. For applications to enter Year 3 and above, children will be asked to complete a series of adaptive online assessments and provide a writing sample - the process lasts approximately 90 minutes. Younger students will be observed at play and while their basic skills are explored.
2. A parent meeting
This meeting, lasting approximately 20 minutes, allows for a transparent discussion about the ways in which the school might meet the needs of each family as they consider entry.
The average times between application and news on enrollment is 12 working days.
We work with families closely to ensure that their application is tracked closely at every point in the journey towards entry. The length of the process can therefore vary considerably, depending upon the specific circumstances presented.
School meetings are generally scheduled within two weeks of receiving application documentation. Once all relevant assessments have been undertaken, our Admissions Team will be in touch as soon as possible to update parents on the status of application.
The purchase of a Capital Certificate ensures priority for assessment. It demonstrates a medium term commitment to the school and safeguards against potential future rises in the cost of an annual Capital Levy. If you are seeking enrollment into an oversubscribed section of the school, Capital Certificate purchase can certainly help.
It is important to understand however that the purchase of a Capital Certificate does not guarantee entry. All applicants to the school are subject to satisfaction of the School's general admission criteria.