All families making an application for Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong will be invited for a school meeting once the initial process is complete. In addition to assessing current academic and linguistic attainment, our procedures are also designed to assess the character of the child, and their potential to adapt to and thrive in our ambitious learning environment. Meetings will be made up of two distinct parts:
1. An assessment session with your child
The nature of the assessment will depend upon the age of your child. For applications in Year 2 and above, children will be asked to complete a series of adaptive online assessments and provide a writing sample - the process should last approximately 90 minutes. Younger students will be observed while they play and tested on their basic skills.
2. A meeting with the Principal
Our Principal, Mr Ben Keeling, will speak to parents about their motivation for their application and the aspirations of the family, ensuring a positive alignment of expectations.
Following the submission of your application form and payment of relevant fees, families based overseas will be given an appointment to speak to the Principal via telephone. We will then contact the school of any child applying for entry into Year 2 and above to complete assessments remotely at their current school.
Each application will be handled with great care and the time taken to process each may vary.
You can expect and time and date for your school meeting within two weeks of making a complete application. Once the meeting has taken place, and all relevant assessments have been undertaken, our Admissions team will be in touch to update you on the status of your application within four weeks.
The Capital Certificate allows the school to ensure commitment from prospective families over the medium term. With places in Year 1 and 2 in particularly high demand, we ask all applicants to mark their intention to remain with the school for at least four years. If a family does need to leave within this period, they would receive a partial refund.