Admissions Procedure

To register, please visit our online Admissions Portal to begin the process.

We are an inclusive school so each application is considered individually. Students will be placed as per their age on 1st September, or according to their transfer certificate if they are joining us from a school inside Qatar. We do not ‘retain’ or ‘accelerate’ students unless there are exceptional circumstances and it is in the child’s absolute best interests and/or advised to do so by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education of the State of Qatar.

Children who wish to register with Edison International Academy, Aspire, are expected to have a good command of the English language in order to be able to fully access the National Curriculum for England Framework, which guides our teaching.
Children from all nationalities and backgrounds are welcome to apply with us, however, priority will be given to children who meet the language requirements, as well as siblings of children who are already enrolled in our school.

FIRST STEP:
Initial Applications can be submitted
a. in person at the school
b. via the school website: we respond to all applicants, using the email and/or telephone number provided with the applications. Please ensure these details are filled correctly.

SECOND STEP:
Selected applicants will be asked to provide further documentation. Only those applicants asked to provide documents will be considered further. Once all of the required documentation is received, the academic staff responsible will review the application. Being asked this information, however, does not automatically guarantee a place at Edison International Academy, Aspire. Initial screening will be from a review of the school reports and behaviour reports.
Copy of child’s final report from the last academic year together with all interim reports issued during the current academic year. Reports should be in English.
Age relevant photograph
Copy of child’s Qatar ID
Reports and documentation relating to additional needs (if appropriate)
Students applying for a place in Year 11 are required to provide a list of the subjects studied in Year 10 together with the examination board

THIRD STEP:
If your child’s initial application is successful, your child will be invited to attend an entrance assessment.
Note: We are unable to offer admission to children who are considered to have learning/behavioural difficulties as the school cannot offer appropriate levels of support. Please ensure full disclosure is made during the application process.
If a child is invited for an entrance assessment at Edison International Academy, Aspire, a day and time will be assigned for each student considered. Should your child not arrive at the scheduled day and time for the assessment without prior notice, the school will reserve the right not to consider the application for the same academic year.
A fee for the entrance assessment is payable prior to the assessment being administered.

EYFS assessment:
The teacher will consider:
– Social skills appropriate to the child’s age
– Ability to understand and follow instructions
– Level of English and motor skills are age appropriate
– Ability to separate from their parents
– Overall readiness for the Early Years

Assessment Year 1 to Year 9:
– Students will be assessed for their proficiency in English and Mathematics

Assessment Year 10 and Year 11:
– Students will be assessed for their proficiency in English, Mathematics and Science and overall cognitive ability.

Assessments Year 12 and Year 13
– A minimum of five passes at Grade C (5) or above at IGCSE/GCSE is required. The passes must include English and Mathematics. The offer of a place is conditional on the student achieving the grade required and results being handed in to the school as soon as they have been issued.

FOURTH STEP:
Successful applicants will be notified by phone or email. Parents will be asked to provide colour copies of the following documents together with payment within 10 working days to secure the place. After 10 days, the school reserves the right to offer the place to another child.

– Birth Certificate
– Passport Sized Photograph
– Student’s Passport front page and information page and Qatar ID
– Qatar ID of child and their sponsor (both parents)
– Health and Vaccination card
– Any medical information that must be known to the school

Registration Fee
Students starting at the beginning of the following academic year: advance deposit (deducted from the Term 1 fees)
Students starting midterm: full term fees must be settled prior to the child’s first day
Current Ministry of Education and Secondary Education (MoE) regulations are detailed below. Please note these are subject to change and you should consult the MoE for the latest requirements. It is the parents’ responsibility to ensure they apply for the appropriate year group progressing from the child’s current school.

International Students:
All children joining Year 2 and above who are transferring from schools outside of Qatar are required to provide all current school reports including the most recent end of year report. The reports must include the official school stamp.

Students transferring from within Qatar
All children are required to provide the existing school with confirmation of acceptance into Edison International Academy, Aspire.

All Students:
The Ministry of Education and Higher Education will authorise children to join in the year group appropriate to the time of year the transfer takes place. Should the MOE not approve a transfer to the year group offered, the place in the stipulated year group is subject to availability and not automatically guaranteed.

 

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