Enrolment

Students aged two years and above can apply for enrolment at HeadStart International School, Phuket. Placement is subject to availability and up to the discretion of the Heads of School. HeadStart has a total capacity of 740 students. HeadStart accepts 20 students per Foundation class and 24 students per Primary and Secondary classes.

Our Registrar will be happy to help you with the enrollment process. Please email us at office@headstartphuket.com or call: 076612876 for more information.

It is very important that you understand the mission of the school should you be interested in being a part of the HeadStart community. Please read through all of the requirements and documents needed for application before you begin the enrolment process. Parents, guardians and students must sign the Home and School Partnership Agreement which demonstrates agreement with and understanding of the school’s mission and regulations, such as code of conduct, dress code and behavior.

HeadStart does not enrol students on a part time basis.


Student Placement

Your child will be placed in a class that is age appropriate according to the chart shown below. Once a student has been placed in a specific year group or class the child will not be moved unless under very specific circumstances.

For a child to be moved up a year, he/she must be working at a level that is two years above his/her actual age in all subjects. The child’s maturity level must be taken into account before making such an important decision. The final decision rests with the Head of School for Foundation, Primary and Secondary.

Student Placement Chart

Class Year พ.ศ. Academic Year Academic Year Academic Year
      2016 – 2017 2017 – 2018 2018 – 2019
Preschool 2014 2557 Sep, 2013-Aug,2014 Sep,2014-Aug, 2015 Sep,2015-Aug,2016
Early Years 2013 2556 Sep. 2012 – Aug. 2013 Sep. 2013 – Aug. 2014 Sep. 2014 – Aug. 2015
Reception 2012 2555 Sep. 2011 – Aug. 2012 Sep. 2012 – Aug. 2013 Sep. 2013 – Aug. 2014
Year 1 2011 2554 Sep. 2010 – Aug. 2011 Sep. 2011 – Aug. 2012 Sep. 2012 – Aug. 2013
Year 2 2010 2553 Sep. 2009 – Aug. 2010 Sep. 2010 – Aug. 2011 Sep. 2011 – Aug. 2012
Year 3 2009 2552 Sep. 2008 – Aug. 2009 Sep. 2009 – Aug. 2010 Sep. 2010 – Aug. 2011
Year 4 2008 2551 Sep. 2007 – Aug. 2008 Sep. 2008 – Aug. 2009 Sep. 2009 – Aug. 2010
Year 5 2007 2550 Sep. 2006 – Aug. 2007 Sep. 2007 – Aug. 2008 Sep. 2008 – Aug. 2009
Year 6 2006 2549 Sep. 2005 – Aug. 2006 Sep. 2006 – Aug. 2007 Sep. 2007 – Aug. 2008
Year 7 2005 2548 Sep. 2004 – Aug. 2005 Sep. 2005 – Aug. 2006 Sep. 2006 – Aug. 2007
Year 8 2004 2547 Sep. 2003 – Aug. 2004 Sep. 2004 – Aug. 2005 Sep. 2005 – Aug. 2006
Year 9 2003 2546 Sep. 2002 – Aug. 2003 Sep. 2003 – Aug. 2004 Sep. 2004 – Aug. 2005
Year 10 2002 2545 Sep. 2001 – Aug. 2002 Sep. 2002 – Aug. 2003 Sep. 2003 – Aug. 2004
Year 11 2001 2544 Sep. 2000 – Aug. 2001 Sep. 2001 – Aug. 2002 Sep. 2002 – Aug. 2003
Year 12 2000 2543 Sep. 1999 – Aug. 2000 Sep. 2000 – Aug. 2001 Sep. 2001 – Aug. 2002
Year 13 1999 2542 Sep. 1998 – Aug. 1999 Sep. 1999 – Aug. 2000 Sep. 2000 – Aug. 2001

Student Enrolment Procedure

  1. Application Form: A parent/carer should complete a school application form. Forms can be downloaded here (below) or a hard-copy obtained from the school office.

  2. Entrance Examination: Students from Year 3 to Year 13 are required to sit an entrance examination. Entrance examinations are conducted every two weeks on Saturdays between 09.00 am and 12.00 am. The entrance examination fee is 3,000 baht per student enrolling.

  3. Interview with Head of Primary/Secondary: Interviews with prospective students will be conducted by the Head of Primary or Secondary, as appropriate. An appointment for the interview will be arranged by a member of the school office personnel in consultation with parents/carers.

  4. Complete Forms: If a place at the school is offered, parents/guardians will be required to complete a Home and School Partnership Agreement.

  5. Provide Documents: Upon completion of the Home and School Partnership Agreement, the school office will require a list of documents which can be found below.

  6. Pay school fees.

  7. Purchase school uniform according to the School Uniform Policy as laid down in the Parents’ Handbook.

The first day of school will always be a Monday.


Documents Required

Student

  • 3 x photographs (2” x 3”)
  • House registration or lease document
  • Reports from previous school
  • Birth certificate
  • Photocopy of passport/ID card

Father

  • 2 x photographs (2” x 3”)
  • House registration or lease document
  • Photocopy of passport/ID card

Mother

  • 2 x photographs (2” x 3”)
  • House registration or lease document
  • Photocopy of passport/ID card

Class/Country Comparison Chart

UK Thailand America France Russia
Pre School Nursery Nursery Nursery  
Early Years Anubahn 1 Kindergarten 1 Petit Section  
Reception Anubahn 2 Kindergarten 2 Moyenne Section  
Year 1 Anubahn 3 Kindergarten 3 Grand Section  
Year 2 P.1 Grade 1 CP  
Year 3 P.2 Grade 2 CE 1  
Year 4 P.3 Grade 3 CE 2  
Year 5 P.4 Grade 4 CM 1  
Year 6 P.5 Grade 5 CM 2  
Year 7 P.6 Grade 6 6eme  
Year 8 M.1 Grade 7 5eme  
Year 9 M.2 Grade 8 4eme  
Year 10 M.3 Grade 9 3eme  
Year 11 M.4 Grade 10 2nde  
Year 12 M.5 Grade 11 1ere  
Year 13 M.6 Grade 12 Terminale  

Entrance Examination

Students from Year 3 to Year 13 are required to sit a CAT4 entrance examination. CAT4 assesses a pupil’s ability to reason with and manipulate different types of material through a series of verbal, non-verbal, quantitative and spatial ability tasks. Together, these four tests provide teachers with a comprehensive profile of a pupil’s reasoning abilities, and as such, the core abilities related to learning. The resulting data can then be used to identify a pupil’s strengths, weaknesses and learning preferences, providing accurate and reliable information that is essential for personalised learning.

A full explanation regarding CAT 4 testing can be found here CAT 4Testing.

Entrance examinations are conducted every two weeks on Saturdays between 09.00 am and 12.00 am. The results of the entrance exam will be e mailed to parents within two working days which in most cases will be the following Tuesday. The entrance examination fee is 3,000 baht per student enrolling.


Withdrawal/Refund Policy

A parent or guardian must complete the Student Withdrawal form and submit this to the school office/Registrar at least one month prior to the last day of the academic year.

Refunds of the Endowment fee or otherwise are processed at the end of the school year and paid out 2 weeks after the last day of the academic year.

Important! A refund is not possible if the Student Withdrawal form has not been filled out and if the student is withdrawn before the end of the academic school year.

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