The admission of students to ISB is conditional upon our satisfactory appraisal that the school can offer a valuable educational experience for each child. Criteria that will be taken into account for admission are:
Placement in a particular grade is dependent on:
Our primary criterion for placement is the age of the child, there is however some flexibility for individual needs and hence an overlap of ages may occur in any class, especially with admission in the later grades of Primary School. Please note that children at ISB are placed into a class depending on their age on 1st September, since the school admission year runs from September to August and not from January to December.
If a child’s birthday is within a few days of September 1st, then the policy of the school is to place the child in his or her correct class depending on their age on 1st September, irrespective of how close their birthday is to 1st September.
Requirements: When a child enters school, parents are required to submit the following:
In addition, parents may be asked to provide a record or report from the child’s previous school.
Withdrawal: 90 days notice of intention to withdraw a child must be given in writing, otherwise the refundable deposit will be retained by the school.
Students will be admitted at the school’s opening date in September, provided there are places available and provided the applicants have submitted an Admissions File. Admission in the middle of the year could be accepted.
Please contact the Head of School, Maria Elias, directly email@example.com who will give you all the information, school fees and the procedure for registration.
|Pupil’s Age (Years)||English / I.S.Béarn System||French System|
|2 ½ – 4|
|Early Years||Maternelle||Maternelle petite section|
|4 – 5||Reception||Maternelle moyenne section|
|5 – 6|
Key Stage 1
|Grade 1||Maternelle grande section|
|6 – 7||Grade 2||Primaire||Cours Préparatoire (CP)|
|7 – 8|
Key Stage 2
|Grade 3||Cours Elémentaire 1 (CE1)|
|8 – 9||Grade 4||Cours Elémentaire 2 (CE2)|
|9 – 10||Grade 5||Cours Moyen 1 (CM1)|
|10 – 11||Grade 6||Cours Moyen 2 (CM2)|
|11 – 12|
Key Stage 3
|12 – 13||Grade 8||Cinquième|
|13 – 14||Grade 9||Quatrième|
|14 – 15||Secondary KS4||Grade 10||Troisième|
|15 – 16||Grade 11||Lycée||Seconde|
|16 – 17|
Key Stage 5
|17 – 18||Grade 13||Terminale|
|Grade||Age of student
as at 31 August
|Early Years and Reception :
Personal, Social & Emotional Development; Communication; Language & Literacy; Mathematical Development; Knowledge & Understanding of the World; Physical Development; Creative Development.
|Key Stage 1||Grade 1
|Key Stage 1/2: English, Mathematics, Science, ICT, French, History, Geography, Drama, Art, Music, Physical Education.|
|Key Stage 2||Grade 3
|Key Stage 3||Grade 7
|Key Stage 3:
In addition to the Key Stage 2 subject list, Spanish and Design and Technology are also offered.
|Key Stage 4||Grade 10
|Key Stage 4:
Preparation for I.G.C.S.E. exams
|Key Stage 5||Grade 12
|Key Stage 5:
Preparation for International A-levels
Exams AS – A levels