Admissions procedures at QBS follow that of all other ESF primary schools and adhere to the ESF Admissions Policy.
As English is the medium of instruction, apart from Chinese lessons, the admissions interview is based around whether a candidate has sufficient language, at an age appropriate level, to learn effectively through English. Interviews are intended to be informal and friendly and are conducted by experienced primary school teachers who realise that some students may be nervous and need to be put at their ease.
Potential Year One students participate in an interview format that encourages them to converse in English through responding to stories; discussing familiar family holidays and interacting with their peers. As students become older the language criteria is more sophisticated which reflects the increasing skills they require in order to access the curriculum.
At QBS, we are aware that children learn in different ways and at different rates. Many students whose special educational needs require minimal teaching and learning adjustments can be catered for within mainstream classes. Entry to this type of special education provision is through the normal school admissions process. It is important that as much information regarding past educational history is provided on application. If you feel your child falls into this category you should submit a mainstream application and contact QBS to discuss this further with a member of staff. If you are aware or feel your child’s needs are more significant then an application to a Learning Support Class or Jockey Club Sarah Roe may be more applicable.
Applications for Year One intake are handled centrally at ESF.
Applications for the current Year One to Year Six students should be submitted on the ESF Online Application System.
If you have any further queries regarding admissions please contact our admissions officer at firstname.lastname@example.org