Year Level Placement

Unlike traditional international schools, The Winstedt School does not automatically assume all children of a given age are working at the same academic level. Instead, the school looks at each student as an individual and places he or she into the best fit year level based on a variety of factors including social and emotional development, learning profile, and academic skills. 

Students in Year 3 and above are further grouped by learning profile for the core subjects of Literacy, Phonology (Spelling) and Maths, in the Junior and Middle Schools, and by all subjects in the Senior School. 

These multi-age groupings allow the school to tailor academic levels and teaching styles based on what best fits each individual student's needs. These placements are not set in stone, but are flexible and adaptive to each child's progress throughout the school year. 

Parents will be informed of a child's year level placement following the Class Trial in our admissions process

UK Curriculum Year Levels

The Winstedt School utilises a UK curriculum and thus uses the British year level system as a guide in class placements. Below is a general year/grade to age chart for reference, but as mentioned above, the School provides flexibility in Year level placement. For more details on this, please contact

Ages The Winstedt School
(UK system)
American, Canadian, other International Schools Singapore MOE Schools
Ages 4 - 5 Reception Pre-Kindergarten Kindergarten 1
Ages 5 - 6 Year 1 Kindergarten Kindergarten 2
Ages 6 -7 Year 2 1st Grade Primary 1
Ages 7 - 8 Year 3 2nd Grade Primary 2
Ages 8 - 9 Year 4 3rd Grade Primary 3
Ages 9 - 10 Year 5 4th Grade Primary 4
Ages 10 - 11 Year 6 5th Grade Primary 5
Ages 11 - 12 Year 7 6th Grade Primary 6
Ages 12 - 13 Year 8 7th Grade Secondary 1
Ages 13 - 14 Year 9 8th Grade Secondary 2
Ages 14 - 15 Year 10 9th Grade Secondary 3
Additional year levels will be added each academic year as our current cohort of students progresses. 

Please click here to view the courses (year levels) and entry requirements.