ADMISSIONS POLICY

Rolling Enrolment

The school accepts applications for admissions throughout the school year.

 

Year Group Placement

• The school follows the British Year placement system, using the age of the applicant on 31 August of each academic year to determine their natural Year placement.

• In most cases applicants will join their chronological age group. In exceptional circumstances, alternative arrangements will be considered.

 

Admissions Criteria

• The school admits students whose academic and personal needs can be met by the programmes and support services available at the time of admission.

• For Years 2 and above, applicants will need to score a minimum of 89 points in their CAT4 cognitive ability admissions test.

• Different English proficiency levels are required for different Year groups. As an international school, Renaissance accepts applicants with no knowledge of English up until Year 10, and provides English as Additional Language (EAL) support to students where required from Year 1 to Year 9. For entry in Years 10 and 11, applicants need to demonstrate a B1 level of English proficiency, or alternatively score at least 100 points on three non-verbal sections of their CAT4 test to be considered. A fee is charged for this service. For admission in Years 12 and 13, all applicants should demonstrate a B2 level of English language proficiency (CEFR Framework).

• For students with physical disabilities and/or special learning support needs, placement decisions are made on both determining if the school campus will be a suitable learning environment for the student given their particular learning challenge(s), and moreover, if sufficient learning support resources are available to address the student’s academic needs at the time of admission.

 

Admissions Process

• All applicants must submit the following documents: 02 passport photographs, 01 copy of their passport, 01 copy of their birth certificate, 01 copy of their school reports for the last 02 years, copies of the applicant’s parents’/guardians’ passports, specialist reports if available, and a completed and signed Admissions Form.

• All applicants must pay VND 4 million Application Fee before their admissions interviews and tests, and where required learning specialist meetings, can be scheduled.

• Early Years and Year 1 applicants will be interviewed by Head of Early Years & Primary, or alternatively by Director of Admissions. All students applying for Years 2-13 entry will be asked to take an age-appropriate cognitive ability test as well as an Oxford Online English test, followed by an interview with Head of Early Years & Primary (for Years 2-6) or Head of Secondary (for Years 7-13) or alternatively by Director of Admissions.

• When the interview and test results are available, Director of Admissions will confirm if the student is accepted, conditionally accepted or rejected. The decision is final and cannot be contested.

• The school reserves the right to refuse admission to applicants based on the following considerations:

◦ There are negative elements in the applicant’s scholastic or behavioural record that could potentially have a negative impact on the school or community.

◦ The class size is at capacity for the grade being applied for.

◦ Required documentation as per admissions procedures is not provided.

◦ School cannot meet the individual needs of an applicant.

• If the student is accepted to the school, Admissions Office will send their parents or guardians a formal Offer of Place and a tuition fees invoice. After the Offer of Place is signed and submitted and all fees due are paid, the student will be formally enrolled at the school within 02 working days.

 

Class Capacities and Waiting Lists

• The school’s maximum class sizes may be subject to change, and currently are as follows: Early Years: maximum 18 students per class, Primary: maximum 22 students per class, Secondary: maximum 25 students per class.

• Where the Year group is full, the school will maintain a waiting list and notify parents or guardians when a suitable place becomes available.

• Once on the waiting list, the school will prioritise applications from the following candidates: Siblings of Renaissance students, Renaissance employees’ children, and gifted students with outstanding academic performance. Only those applicants who have successfully completed all their tests and interviews will be added to the waiting list.

 

Issues and Complaints

• Any complaint or concern related to the school’s Admissions Policy or Admissions Procedure, including any admissions decisions, should be submitted to Director of Admissions: anna@renaissance.edu.vn. The request will be reviewed and responded to within 02 working days.

• If Director of Admissions has not resolved the concern to the full satisfaction of the applicant, the complaint should be escalated to Head of School: peterg@renaissance.edu.vn. It will be reviewed and responded to within 05 working days.