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Application Process

To maintain the position of The British School of Kuwait (BSK) as a centre of excellence it is essential that the students who gain admission meet standards that enable them to gain as much as possible from their learning experiences. We aim to make the process of finding out about our school and applying for a place for your child as straightforward as possible and we hope you find the information within this section useful.

New Registrations

Parents and students who are considering joining BSK may request a tour of our Salwa campus. Tours can be arranged by contacting the Admissions Officer (AO). When parents contact the school they will be asked for the age of the child, and what their interests are, so that a relevant tour route can be planned.

The colleagues involved in the admissions process will be on hand to help and advise prospective parents throughout the application process. The various steps of the process are as follows:

STEP ONE

In the first instance parents of prospective students are kindly requested to contact our Admissions Team. This can be via email, by telephone or in person

Email: admissions@bsk.edu.kw
Telephone: +965 1830456 (Extension 1165)
Physical Address: Street 1, Area 1, Salwa, Kuwai

STEP TWO 

The AO will require some basic documentation, including the personal details page of the child's passport and a copy of their most recent school report.

The AO will book an entrance test for the year group being applied for. For younger students these tests are specially designed by BSK. For older students wishing to enter Year 4 to Year 11, age-specific Cognitive Ability Testing (CAT) is used. Applications to join Year 12 or 13 are processed in line with the published entry criteria for admission into those year groups.

The AO will also make contact with the relevant Assistant Head Teacher Pastoral (AHT) in order to inform them of the application. 

It should be noted that it is not possible for students to join Year 11 unless they have completed year one of the appropriate two-year GCSE/IGCSE courses.  It is not possible for students to join Year 13 unless they have completed year one (AS) of the appropriate two-year Advanced Level courses.

STEP THREE 

Once the entrance testing has been conducted and the results processed, prospective parents will be contacted with a decision by the AO or the relevant AHT.

STEP FOUR

For students that are offered a place the next stage is for parents to meet with the AO who will introduce the Senior Registrar to complete the initial data entry required for the registration form.

Email: registrar@bsk.edu.kw
Telephone: +965 1830456 (Extension 1166)

STEP FIVE

The next step is to visit the Senior Bursar in order to pay a non-refundable deposit, plus refundable compulsory charges.

Email: bursar@bsk.edu.kw
Telephone: +965 1830456 (Extension 1555)

STEP SIX

The sixth and final stage of the process is for the parent to return to the Senior Registrar in order to complete the required data entry for the registration form and receive final confirmation of admission.

STEP SEVEN

The AO will liaise with the AHT to confirm a start date for the student, On the first day of school, the AHT will receive the student and introduce him/her to their new Tutor Group

Re-registrations

Early in Term 3, parents of students already registered at BSK will receive notification of the deadline for re-registration which has been agreed with the Ministry of Private Education.  This date is always in the first week of April.

Should a parent fail to re-register a student before the deadline, BSK cannot guarantee a place. As BSK is Kuwait’s premier school and places are in high demand, we urge parents to re-register early to avoid disappointment.

Parents are required to visit the school and to meet with the Senior Registrar. During the meeting, parents should update details on their child’s registration form and then visit the Senior Bursar to pay a non-refundable re-registration deposit, plus refundable compulsory charges for the VLE, textbooks and school photographs, per student.