1 The purpose of Entrance Tests:
1.1 Pupils are tested so that the school understands their levels of achievement.
1.2 Pupils are assessed so that they can be placed at the appropriate level in the academic programme.
1.3 Pupils are assessed so that they can be provided the right remedial help right from the start by their teachers.
2.0 Registration: A parent who wishes to enrol a child at Legae English Medium School is required to do the following:
2.1 Registration for Standard 1 and Standard: 2-6 positions will commence from the month of January each year for the following year entry.
2.2 Complete the Pupil Information Form 1 at the Administration Office.
2.3 Provide the following documents:
2.3.1 A copy of date of Birth Certificate.
2.3.2 A transfer certificate or official letter (where relevant) if the pupil studied in a different school. (STD: 2-6).
2.3.3 Progress reports of previous standards of study (STD 1-6).
2.3.4 Divorce Documentation(where relevant).
2.3.5 Custody agreement documentation(where relevant).
2.3.6 Affidavit of legal guardianship(where relevant).
2.3.7 Pay a non-refundable fee of P250.00 (two hundred and fifty Pula only) and a deposit of P1000.00 (one thousand Pula only) which is applied towards the first term fees.
- -The school does not admit students into Standard 7.
- -The last year for admission is Standard 6.
- -Testing of incoming students is from Standard 2-6 transferring.
- -The School does not test Standard 1 entrants.
- -Students may enter Standard 1 from the age of 5 years. They must be at least 5 years of age by the first day of the first academic term in the year.
- -ONLY the parent or legal guardian of the child may sign the application documents. If it is the legal guardian, documentary proof is required by the School. If it is the parent, then the birth certificate with the parents named, must be provided to the School.
- -If the above documentation is not available then an affidavit must be supplied to the School and the acceptance of the registration will be at the School Board's discretion.
- -The person responsible for school fees must sign the declaration section that they are responsible for the payment of school fees.
3.0 Date of testing: The Headteacher's office will then decide a date for the entrance test, in consultation with the Personal Assistant to the Deputy Head Academic and Head Teacher. The date will then be communicated to the parent by the Headteacher's Personal Assistant.
4.0 Preparation for the Entrance test:
4.1 The Deputy Head Academic's Office will ensure that the test papers are photocopied and the venue is ready for testing to be carried out on the stipulated day.
5.0 The day of testing:
5.1 The parent will bring the pupil on the day of testing to the Head Teacher’s Office.
5.2 The Secretary will then take the pupil to the place of testing where the pupil will write the entrance test.
6.0 Date of testing: Parents of prospective students will be notified of the test date upon registration.
7.0 The criteria of testing:
7.1 Pupils should have a thorough understanding of all the educational materials from the previous standard.
7.2 They should be able to practically demonstrate it by appearing in an entrance test.
7.3 They should be able to achieve the required standards set by the school from time to time.
8.0 Question papers:
8.1 The test paper for a particular standard will cover the entire syllabus for the previous standard.
9.1 The pupil will write English and Mathematics tests only in the Lower School whereas in the Upper School they will write English, Mathematics and Science.
9.2 The tests will carry 60 marks each.
10.1 The pupil will then be invigilated by the designated person.
10.2 At the end of the stipulated time the invigilator will collect the answer sheets and then pass it on to the Deputy Head Academic.
11.1 The Deputy Head Academic will then send the answer sheets to the standard coordinator who then will mark the answer sheets with the help of the marking keys. They then allocate marks and send it to the Technical Manager.
12.0 Types of admission:
12.1 Admission to the standard of request.
12.2 Admission to a standard appropriate for the pupil to be in.
13.0 Determination of admission criteria:
13.1 The criteria which should be used to determine whether a pupil should be admitted to the required standard is as follows:
13.1.1 A pupil who passes both English, Mathematics and Science with 65% in each subject in the upper school will be admitted in the standard of request and a pupil who passes with 60% in English and Mathematics in each subject in the Lower School will be admitted in the standard of request.
13.1.2 However, if a pupil achieves less than 65% or 60% respectively, then the pupil will be required to join the next lower class.
13.1.3 Using the above criteria, the Head Teacher will then determine whether the pupil should be admitted in the requested standard or a lower standard.
14.1 The decision of the Head Teacher will be intimated to the P.A.
14.2 The P.A will then contact the parent to come to school to discuss the outcome and pay the fees. Fees are paid at the Administration Office.
15.0 The day of enrolment:
15.1 The parent is asked to pay the fees, sign the document ‘Legae Code of Conduct’ and return the document to the Administration office. A copy of the document will be given to the parent at the same time.
15.2 The parent will also complete the form ‘Information Form 2’ and return the document to the Administration office.
15.3 The parent will be given a copy of the school prospectus.
15.4 After the fees have been paid, the name of the pupil will be forwarded to the Headteacher's Office to add the pupil to the class list along with the ‘Code of Conduct’ and ‘Information Form 2.’
15.5 The P.A will then include the name of the pupil on the class list, prepare a file for the pupil and keep the documents in the file. The file will then be stored in the filing cabinet in the Deputy Head Academic’s office.