From additional services fees to placing your child in the right class
Additional Services and fees
Our school fees include tuition, all textbooks and teaching materials.
In addition to the school fees, there are other costs including:
- School uniform – All students are required to wear school uniform, which is sold at Vellón Dorado.
- School lunch – School lunches are optional. If a student opts to use this service the cost will be billed monthly by our school treasurer.
- School excursions and trips
Placing your child in the right class is very important in their development. We allocate students to a class based on the following criteria:
- Age according to the UK schools' criteria
- Academic background (e.g. having already completed a specific year in the British system at a previous school).
- Special circumstances based on observations and for specific social/emotional (non-academic) reasons.
Please note that whilst each student is considered individually and with reference to their educational background, based on best practice we do not generally advocate putting children in classes ahead of their age group.
Our school reserves the right, based on professional judgement, to move a student to another class and/or year group following careful consideration and clear communication with the parents should we feel the student is not optimally placed.
We test all students to assess their cognitive ability to ensure that our school is right for your child and your child will fulfill their potential at The British School Quito.
|FS1 (Nursery)||Internal evaluation by Psychologist, Teacher, Head of Section|
|FS2 (Reception)||GL Assessment Reception Baseline, Internal evaluation by Psychologist|
|Year 1||GL Assessment 5-7 Reasoning using the NVR assessment at age level (age 6)|
|Year 2||GL Assessment 5-7 Reasoning using the NVR assessment at age level (age 7)|
|Year 3 upwards||GL Assessment CAT 4|
|Years 10 & 11||GL Assessment CAT 4 and also NGRT, iGCSE exam papers in English, Maths, Spanish|
|Year 12||iGCSE and/or IB Diploma exam papers in English, Maths, Spanish, Sciences|
Year | Grade Placement
In order to complete the registration form correctly, you will find below a year/grade placement chart. Bear mind that students who wish to enter the designated year must be the required age by August 31st of the year of entry.
|BRITISH SCHOOL SYSTEM LEVEL||BRITISH SCHOOL SYSTEM STAGE||BRITISH SCHOOL YEAR GROUP||AGE OF THE STUDENTS||EQUIVALENCE TO THE ECUADORIAN SYSTEM||EQUIVALENCE TO THE AMERICAN SYSTEM|
|Pre-School||Foundation stage||Nursery||From 3-4 years old||Inicial 1||Nursery|
|Pre-School||Foundation stage||Reception||From 4 to 5 years old||Inicial 2||Pre-K|
|Primary||Key Stage 1||Year 1||From 5 to 6 years old||1° de básica||Kindergarten|
|Primary||Key Stage 1||Year 2||From 6 to 7 years old||2° de básica||1st. grade|
|Primary||Key Stage 2||Year 3||From 7 to 8 years old||3° de básica||2nd grade|
|Primary||Key Stage 2||Year 4||From 8 to 9 years old||4° de básica||3rd. grade|
|Primary||Key Stage 2||Year 5||From 9 to 10 years old||5° de básica||4th. grade|
|Primary||Key Stage 2||Year 6||From 10 to 11 years old||6° de básica||5th. grade|
|Secondary||Key Stage 3||Year 7||From 11 to 12 years old||7° de básica||6th. grade|
|Secondary||Key Stage 3||Year 8||From 12 to 13 years old||8° de básica||7th. grade|
|Secondary||Key Stage 3||Year 9||From 13 to 14 years old||9° de básica||8th. grade|
|Secondary||iGCSE||Year 10||From 14 to 15 years old||10° de básica||9th. grade|
|Secondary||iGCSE||Year 11||From 15 to 16 years old||1° de bachillerato||10th. grade|
|Secondary||International Baccaulareate Diploma Programme||Year 12||From 16 to 17 years old||2° de bachillerato||11th. grade|
|Secondary||International Baccaulareate Diploma Programme||Year 13||From 17 to 18 years old||3° de bachillerato||12th. grade|