At Braeburn Kisumu International School children are usually placed in year groups based on their ages as at 1st September. Children can start at any time throughout the academic year. We carry out some basic tests on joining the school which include Salford Reading Tests as well as age appropriate English and Mathematics tests. These tests allow us to identify individual pupil needs so that we can develop a curriculum appropriate for your son or daughter.
Parents are welcome to visit the school during term time as well as holiday time. You will be invited to meet the Head Teacher and taken on a tour of the school where we will be able to chat through any questions you may have. Overseas parents can communicate through email or telephone if they are unable to visit the school before arriving in Kisumu.
As much as possible we operate an equal opportunity admissions policy providing special educational needs support through classroom based teaching with additional support from our special needs teacher, should it be deemed necessary.
Once you have completed an application form, which can be provided by email, please return it to the Head Teacher together with previous school records and/or examination results, a birth certificate and a passport photograph. You will be contacted by the Head Teacher to invite you to Parent Workshops at the start of the academic year introducing you to other parents and explaining our curriculum and assessment. You will also receive a copy of the Parent Handbook by email. Additionally we generally have a Family Picnic during the first couple of weeks of each term so that parents, friends and children can socialize together.
Children joining mid-way through the year can come along to the school to spend some time getting to know the other children in their class before joining. This is particularly useful for children in EYFS who benefit from spending some time playing with the other children during break times.
Before starting the admissions process we recommend you visit the school for a tour, or have an informal chat with the headteacher if you are out of the country. Final admission is subject to interview with the headteacher.
Upon successful completion of the admissions process you will receive a letter from the headteacher confirming the placement and the start date.