Admissions Overview – Ajyal MBZ
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Admissions Overview

Ajyal International School operates a fair and transparent admissions process, with applicants to the school being accepted without selection based upon academic achievement or potential, ethnicity, religion, gender or any other possible form of discrimination. The School adheres to age appropriate admissions aligned to the National Curriculum for England

Ajyal International School operates on a first-come, first-served basis and when there is an opening, the next child on the waiting list will be invited to join.

Emirati children will not be placed on the waiting list and, if the school is over-subscribed, they will be given priority over all other waiting list applicants.

Admission of SEN Students

Ajyal International School will provide equality of opportunity and balanced outcomes for all students. Special educational needs students will be properly integrated within the education system with the benefit of support programmes and infrastructure that guarantees fair access. Ajyal International School will admit students with a wide range of mild to moderate special educational needs who, with sufficient targeted support, will have access to the full curriculum within our inclusive learning environment.

School Readiness Assessment

At the admissions stage, children will be assessed on their readiness to attend Ajyal International School. This will be an internal assessment that will be conducted by a member of teaching and learning team. We expect that a sizeable amount of children will speak English as an additional language (EAL) and the school readiness assessment will identify a child’s English language proficiency, in addition to their disposition to interact with adults, other children and the environment around them. This assessment will inform how the school can best support a student following their admission. This is not an admissions test.

Key Stage 5 Admission

Admission to Year 12 at Ajyal International School is a separate and distinct point of entry. Entry to the Sixth Form will be in accordance with admissions criteria that will be inclusive and promote the continuation of the learning journey. Students will be expected to have achieved a C grade or better in the subject in order to take the subject in Key Stage 5. Students who join Key Stage 5 are expected to have completed Year 11 in a National Curriculum for England school.

All activity in relation to admissions is in line with ADEK regulatory expectations contained within the Private Schools Policy and Guidance Manual 2014-2015, in particular to Policy 44: Student Admission, Registration and Distribution Policy, corresponding to Article (49) of the Organising Regulations.