We are mindful that our new parents may well be in the process of relocating to another city, country or continent, therefore The British School Quito Admissions Process is designed to be as simple and flexible as possible to release the added burden for parents. Please see below our step by step guide.
STEP 1: First Visit
We look forward to welcoming you to BSQ. During your first visit, we will:
- Introduce the school and provide a bespoke tour of the school
- Discuss your child’s educational needs and suitability for our school and curriculum
- Answer any specific questions you may have regarding the Admissions procedure, our curriculum, school routines and timetables, after school activities, transport, etc.
- It is important to us that during this visit you acquire as much information about our school as possible to ensure you are making the right choice for your child.
STEP 2: Applying
When you decide to apply formally for a place for your child at The British School Quito, we will require a completed registration form and the following documents:
- A completed registration form
- Two passport photographs of the applicant
- A colour copy of the applicant passports or Ecuadorian Cedula
- A colour copy of the parents´passports or Ecuadorian Cedula
- A reference from the previous school Principal (if not in Nursery)
- The two most recent school reports (if not Nursery)
- The student immunisation record
- A Financial Declaration
- All these documents can be scanned and uploaded or presented in hard copies. Any missing documents can be brought into school at your convenience.
STEP 3: Assessment and Interview
On receipt of the completed admissions forms and supporting documents, the Head of Section will assess the student’s suitability for our educational provision. If the student meets the requirements for testing, we will organise an interview with the Head of Section and an assessment. 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.
The assessment procedure is as follows:
1) Interview with the student - Head of Section, Counsellor
2) Interview with the parents - Head of Section/Admissions Coordinator, Director
3) Depending on their age, students will sit the following evaluations:
|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 and also NGRT|
|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|
The Admissions Committee will meet and discuss the results of the evaluations. The Admissions Committee can make the following recommendations to the Director:
- Accept the student
- Accept the student (with conditions - such as private tutoring in English, Maths; evaluation for a Special Educational Need, etc)
- Re-evaluate the student at a future date (maximum three months after first evaluation, family to be given clear targets of what student must improve before re-evaluation)
- Not accept the student as they would not benefit from an education at The British School Quito.
STEP 4: Results
Providing that there is a place available for your child, and that they meet the Admissions criteria, our Director will provide an official offer for your child. The admissions coordinator will contact the family of the applicant within 72 hours after the assessment and interview has taken place to advise them about the results of the evaluation process and the decision made regarding their admittance.
As an educational institution, our first priority is ensuring that a student accepted through our admissions process will benefit from our educational project and will be a positive member of our community. Therefore, the British School Quito reserves the right to deny admission to any child who does not meet the school’s admission requirements or when admission into the school is not considered to be in the best interests of the child.
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|