Admissions Process

We are currently accepting applications. Applications for entry to our school are made through the ESF Online Admission System (OAS). In this section, you will find everything you need to start your journey with us.

Step 1: Determine Enrolment Age & Year Group

In ESF schools, all children in a year group are born in the same calendar year. The academic year runs from August to June. Please refer to the “How to Determine Your Year Group” section in this HERE for more details.

Step 2: Check School Zoning

To be considered for admission into ESF South Island School, you have to be residing in our catchment area:

You may refer HERE for more details.

Step 3: Admission Criteria & Priority

Please refer to the “Admission Criteria and Priority” section in this HERE for details.

Step 4: Submit An Online Application

Primary & Secondary – Parents should submit online applications through the ESF Online Admission System (OAS)

Key dates can be found HERE.

Individual or Special Educational Needs (SEN)

Applications for Special Educational Needs (SEN) provision within ESF, including for school places at JCSRS, follow a different application process. SEN applications are managed through ESF Centre, with an Admissions and Review Process (ARP) to assess students and make placement recommendations in line with the ESF Levels of Adjustment Framework.

Please visit ESF – Admissions of Children with Special Educational Needs for more information. 

Step 5: Assessment & Interview

Students will be required to complete age-appropriate assessments to determine their ability to engage with an English-medium education.

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