Admissions Policy

Choosing a school implies a long-term commitment between the school, the student and the family. That is why the Hamelin-Laie International School admissions process aims to provide an opportunity for both the parents and the school to gain knowledge about each other and decide whether the school is the right choice for their child.

Our school is devoted to the principle of equal opportunity in education. To be the right school for your child, and in order to fulfill the school’s mission of providing education in an international environment and through English, some factors may be taken into account such as an applicant’s prior educational and linguistic background. For this purpose, fluency in English will be taken into consideration according to their educational stage. 

When applying to Hamelin-Laie International School, we will require the following:

 

EARLY YEARS (P4 & P5)

  • Tutor’s report: This report should provide details about the student’s academic record as well as general behaviour.

 

PRIMARY EDUCATION

  • Tutor’s report: This report should provide details about the student’s academic record as well as general behaviour.
  • Last year’s and most recent school report.
  • Complete and pass the admission language tests.
  • Shadow session in class between 9:30 and 11:30: This will allow a teacher to observe the student in a classroom environment.

 

SECONDARY EDUCATION & BACHILLERATO

  • Tutor’s report: This report should provide details about the student’s academic record as well as general behaviour and attitude.
  • Mathematics and English teachers’ reports from the current school: These reports should provide academic details about the student in these areas.
  • Last year’s and most recent school report.
  • English level requirements:
    • 1st and 2nd of ESO: Preliminary English Test (PET) or equivalent according to MCER (B1)
    • 3rd and 4th of ESO: First Certificate in English (FCE) or equivalent according to MCER (B2)
  • Applicant and parents will have an interview with the Head of Secondary.

 

IB Diploma

For admission to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) at Hamelin-Laie International School, a selective preliminary evaluation will be carried out on each candidate. In this evaluation, both the student’s profile and academic results will be taken into account.

The selection criteria are as follows:

  1. Tutor’s report which details the general profile of the student.
  2. Applicants should submit an essay which establishes their reasons to study in the IBDP. In this essay, applicants should state why the IBDP is a great fit for their educational experiences and personal profile.
  3. Applicants should give details of their academic performance. Academic performance takes an important part in the final decision. 
  4. Applicants and parents will have an interview with the Director General.
  5. Applicants must show a C1 level in English for a correct academic follow-up.

 

Acceptance and offer of place

A letter of acceptance or rejection will be sent shortly after the process has been completed.

The place offer will be subject to the payment of the corresponding fees within a timeline. If the payment is not completed by the identified deadline, the place will be lost.

 

Waiting Pool

Even though the applicant has completed the process successfully, there may not be any vacancies available. In these cases, the application will become part of the school waiting pool, that will be reviewed when a vacancy occurs.

 

Admissions refusal

The school reserves the right to refuse admissions if it considers the school is not the appropriate environment for the applicant’s development, such as:

  • The Admissions committee deems that the school is not the right place for an applicant (language or academic profile).
  • Required documentation as per admissions procedures is not provided.

It is a condition of any offer that the parents/guardians have given all the information relevant to the application, including details of academic, behavioural or social problems. If is discovered that information has been withheld, the applicant’s placement may be withdrawn.