- School Meeting: What can I expect?
- Applying from overseas
- Tracking my application status
- Why should I consider purchasing a Capital Certificate?
All families making an application for Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong will be invited to attend a school meeting as soon as all relevant application documentation has been submitted and reviewed. 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 are 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 to enter Year 3 and above, children will be asked to complete a series of adaptive online assessments and provide a writing sample - the process lasts approximately 90 minutes. Younger students will be observed at play and while their basic skills are explored.
2. A parent meeting
This meeting, lasting approximately 15 to 20 minutes, allows for a transparent discussion about the ways in which the school might meet the needs of each family as they consider entry.
For some relocating families a visit to our school prior to moving is not possible. We therefore try to accommodate remote assessments in such situations.
Following the submission of all relevant application documentation our school team shall gain a view of the applicant’s academic and social strengths 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.
School meetings are generally scheduled within two weeks of receiving application documentation. Once all relevant assessments have been undertaken, our Admissions team will be in touch as soon as possible to update parents on the status of application.
The purchase of a Capital Certificate ensures priority for assessment. It demonstrates a medium term commitment to the school and safeguards against potential future rises in the cost of an annual Capital Levy.
It is important to understand however that the purchase of a Capital Certificate does not guarantee entry. All applicants to the school are subject to satisfaction of the School's general admission criteria.