- School Meeting: What can I expect?
- Applying from overseas
- Tracking my application status
- Why is the capital certificate mandatory in Years 1&2?
All families making an application for Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong will be invited for a School Meeting as soon as all relevant paper work has been submitted and checked. 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 will be made up of two distinct parts:
1. An assessment session
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 usually lasts approximately 90 minutes. Younger students will be observed at play and while their basic skills are explored.
2. A meeting with the academic team
A member of the academic team will speak with parents about their motivations for application and aspirations of the family. The meeting allows for a transparent discussion about the ways in which the school might meet the needs of each family as they consider entry.
We are a school that prides itself on settling students well. We are popular with families considering relocation because of the transition support available.
Following the submission of your application form and payment of relevant fees, families based overseas will be engaged by a member of the school team via telephone. A view on the child's academic and social strengths will then be gained through direct contact with their current school.
We work with families very closely to ensure that their application is tracked closely at every point in the journey towards entry. The length of the process can therefore vary considerably.
You can expect to receive an appointment 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 as soon as possible to update you on the status of your application.
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.