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. A student meeting
The nature of the meeting 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 sample of writing in English - 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 allows for a transparent discussion about the expectations of each family and services available to them upon enrolment. The process lasts for approximately 20 minutes.
For some families, we understand that a visit to campus in person prior to moving is simply not possible. We are highly adept at conducting digital tours and meetings and can ensure that members of our Senior Leadership Team are on hand to address enquiries wherever required.
We work closely with families to ensure that their application is tracked closely at every point towards entry. While the average time observed between the receipt of an application and the delivery of an offer of enrolment is 12 working days, each journey is unique and depends enormously upon the specific circumstances presented.
The purchase of a Capital Certificate ensures priority for application review. It demonstrates a medium term commitment to the school and safeguards against potential future rises in the cost of Capital contribution. 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.
Students joining us at the very top of the school can rest assured that they will receive every possible advantage of a Shrewsbury education for the time when they are with us. While the Secondary School Selection programme is usually initiated in Year 4, parents joining our community in Year 5 or 6 will benefit from close contact with our School Partnership Coordinator upon entry, so that we are able to develop a range of personalised options for entry into Year 7 together.