Our friendly and experienced Admissions Team are looking forward to assisting you with your application. Please find our application process outlined below:

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Please note that we do not accept applications for students wishing to join Grade 12. 


The Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) is for children aged 3 to 11. If you are interested in our Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) please indicate if you have a preference for our Kensington campus  or our Hampstead campus.

The Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) is for children aged 11 to 16. The Diploma Programme is for students aged 16 to 18. Both the MYP and DP students will be applying for a place at our Westminster campus.

Essays & Other Documents

For essay topics (which vary by grade) and further particulars, please consult the Application Pack. Please note that from Grade 4 upwards all applicants whose first language is not English will be asked to complete an online English test before their application can be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. We will email you a personal link to the test once your application fee is received.

Please also provide any other documents that may be relevant within the context of your application, for example, if your child has any educational psychologist’s reports, special learning needs officer’s reports, educational assessments and similar. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to request additional supporting documents

Application Review

The Admissions Committee will review your application pack within 7 working days, and the Admissions Team will notify you of the outcome of your application. If the Committee recommends that your child is admitted to the school, and a place is available, you will be given the option to receive a formal offer by the Admissions Team. If no places are available for your desired entry date, the Admissions Team will place you on the waiting list, and will notify you if/when a place becomes available..

Contact us

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call or email us , and we will assist you through the process. Alternatively, please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.