The Winstedt School -------

Applications Process

Admission to The Winstedt School is based on selective screenings, personal interviews, and additional information that provides insight into a child’s academic history and abilities. The Winstedt School adheres to a strict admissions policy ensuring absolute suitability for a student to access the curriculum. The Winstedt School is for students who benefit from its individualised approach and small student-to-teacher ratio. The school caters to students with an average IQ or above and does not cater to students with primary emotional or behavioral difficulties. Support is provided for students who have emotional or behavioral challenges as a result of educational frustration only. The Winstedt School has a rolling enrolment.

The admissions process involves the following 5 steps:

Step 1:

Begin by registering at https://winstedt.finalsiteapply.com

Step 2: Upload all required admission materials, as the site guides you through your application process.

Required documents include:

1. School reports (at least 2 years if available)

2. Copies of standardised test scores (if available)

3. If applicable, your child’s most recent Educational Psychological assessment. This report must include results from the WISC-IV or V cognitive assessment as well as achievement scores. The report must be dated within the last 24 months.

4. If applicable, recent Speech and Language and/or Occupational Therapy evaluations. The evaluation/s should have taken place within the last 18 months.

5. Student's birth certificate

6. Student's passport and identity card

7. Parents' passports and identity cards

8. 2 passport sized photographs of the student

9. Immunisation records

Step 3:

Once your application account is complete, our Admissions Team will review the materials to determine whether your child may fit the range of students that we serve best. If so, we will contact you to set up a school visit in order to further evaluate your child’s appropriateness for our program. A decision regarding acceptance into a trial will be forthcoming following the student’s visit. The visit also provides the opportunity to see the facilities, get a glimpse into a classroom and become acquainted with our School’s curriculum and culture.

Step 4:

Based on the information provided in the Application Form and following the school tour and an interview with your child, the School will decide if your child can proceed with a 1-3-day trial. A trial is an integral component in our Admissions process. Should a trial be suggested, parents are then required to pay a one-off application fee which is non-refundable. Arrangements are then made with the Admissions Officer for trial dates.

Step 5:

Following the trial, the Admissions team meets to discuss and collate screenings, assessments and observations - after which time a formal meeting is arranged with parents to provide feedback and discuss the child’s suitability for the School.

If our Admissions team finds the student cannot be appropriately supported, every effort will be made to guide parents on other possible alternatives.

Please note:

  • This application is made on the understanding that the child has a basic command of English.
  • If information relevant to the extent of the child’s educational, emotional, social or health needs has not been made apparent to the School on the date of admission, the School reserves the right to ask parents to withdraw the child, based on the School’s assessment (in its sole discretion) that the School in unable to meet the child’s needs.

The School reserves the right to allocate places at its discretion in special circumstances. Enrolment will be considered as vacancies become available.

Acceptance of Admissions

Once you have received an acceptance of admission, you are required to inform us within 7 days and no later of your intention to accept or reject the School’s placement offer.

The Winstedt School is an accredited Private Education Institution (PEI) and students must complete the PEI Student Contract. It is mandatory for all students to have a valid contract before making any payment or attending any classes as per Committee for Private Education (CPE) regulation. Failure to complete the PEI Student Contract and pay the first two term’s fees will result in the forfeiture of the student’s placement offer.

Subsequent term fees will be due according to the fee schedule found in the “Fee Structure” section. Fee refunds are found under the guidelines set forth in the PEI Student Contract.

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