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book a tour?

We are happy to arrange personal tours with the Head of School for parents or families and answer any questions relating to the application process.

To make an enquiry, please fill out the form or call us on +968 2323 5242 or email us on: admin@britishschoolsalalah.com.

Please include your child’s date of birth and requested date of entry with the enquiry.

WHICH YEAR GROUP WILL MY CHILD BE IN?

School Year: September 2021/2022

 

Year Group  Age by 1st September 2021  Accepted Date of Birth
EYFS 1 3 years old Between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018
EYFS 2 4 years old Between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017
Year 1 5 years old Between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016
Year 2 6 years old Between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015
Year 3 7 years old Between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014
Year 4 8 years old Between 1st September 2012 and 31st August 2013
Year 5 9 years old Between 1st September 2011 and 31st August 2012
Year 6 10 years old Between 1st September 2010 and 31st August 2011
Year 7 11 years old Between 1st September 2009 and 31st August 2010
Year 8 12 years old Between 1st September 2008 and 31st August 2009
Year 9 13 years old Between 1st September 2007 and 31st August 2008
Year 10 14 years old Between 1st September 2006 and 31st August 2007
Year 11 15 years old Between 1st September 2005 and 31st August 2006

 

HOW TO APPLY
FOR A PLACE

We welcome applications at all points of the school year.
Before applying for you place, please make sure you have read the following documents:

To apply for a place at BSS we require the following Admissions form to be completed:

Admissions Form

In addition, please send us the following information:

  • Copy of child’s passport
  • Copy of child’s Oman Resident Card
  • Recent passport style photograph of child
  • Latest school report if applicable
  • Copy of parents’ passport
  • Copy of parents’ Oman Resident Card

Please email all required documents to admin@britishschoolsalalah.com.

 

Oman Resident Cards

An Oman Resident Card is not required to apply to BSS, however, if your application is successful, you will need to submit copies of a valid Oman Resident Card for the applicant and their parents to our Admissions Department prior to starting at school. This is a requirement from Oman’s Ministry of Education. In exceptional circumstances BSS may be able to grant families an extra month from their start date to provide a copy of the Resident Cards to school.

British School Salalah reserves the right to withdraw the offer of a place if the applicant or their parents are not in possession of an Oman Resident Card prior to starting at British School Salalah.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Foundation Stage 1 and 2

All children must have good English at an age appropriate level. Please read our guidance on how to support your child to develop English as an Additional Language.

Children must complete a successful assessment day with the school when they are in Salalah.

Children must be completely independent when going to the toilet.

Year 1 - 6

All children must have good English at an age appropriate level.

Children have to demonstrate that they understand the English language and can respond with the correct level of spoken English.

Please read our guidance on how to support your child to develop English as an Additional Language.

Children applying for Years 1-6 must take a cognitive ability test (CAT).

Year 1 – Children will complete a simple phonics assessment, verbal reasoning test, draw a picture and write their name.
Year 2 – Children will complete two short cognitive ability tests and a piece of independent writing.
Year 3-6 – Children will complete three cognitive ability tests and a piece of independent writing.

Special Education Needs – We are currently unable to meet the needs of all children with learning difficulties. Also, our school site is not accessible to children with significant physical disabilities. It is therefore important for you to contact us if you have any concerns.

Children must have a positive supporting reference from their previous school.

Children must complete a successful interview with the school when they are in Salalah.

Year 7 - 11

All children must have good English at an age appropriate level.

Please read our guidance on how to support your child to develop English as an Additional Language.

Children applying for Year 7-11 must take a cognitive ability test (CAT).

Special Education Needs – We are currently unable to meet the needs of all children with learning difficulties. Also, our school site is not accessible to children with significant physical disabilities. It is therefore important for you to contact us if you have any concerns.

Children must have a positive supporting reference from their previous school.

Children must complete a successful interview with the school when they are in Salalah.