Acorn House accepts students into a grade in accordance with their age. The birthday cut-off date at AHI is December 31st.

2017-2018

Nursery   Jan 1st 2015 – Dec 31st 2015
Preschool   Jan 1st 2014 - Dec 31st 2014
Reception   Jan 1st 2013 - Dec 31st 2013
Year 1   Jan 1st 2012 - Dec 31st 2012
Year 2   Jan 1st 2011 - Dec 31st 2011
Year 3   Jan 1st 2010 - Dec 31st 2010
Year 4   Jan 1st 2009 - Dec 31st 2009
Year 5   Jan 1st 2008 - Dec 31st 2008
Year 6   Jan 1st 2007 - Dec 31st 2007
Year 7   Jan 1st 2006 - Dec 31st 2006
Year 8   Jan 1st 2005 - Dec 31st 2005
Year 9   Jan 1st 2004 - Dec 31st 2004

In certain instances, enrollment may be granted outside this age requirement depending on the applicant’s past school experience and actual developmental and academic levels.

In the admission process, the following criteria are carefully considered:

  • Space availability
  • English language ability
  • Balance of languages, genders and academic strengths in a class
  • Physical and social maturity, especially for younger children
  • Suitability of the school’s educational program for the prospective student
  • Previous schooling records and reports and whether the child is within our range of academic requirements.

Young children have priority to enter the EYFS classes. However, they are not guaranteed enrollment and will be screened informally like all other applicants, during an informal meeting with one of the department Teacher. Siblings of currently enrolled students have priority over other applicants when all other entrance criteria are met. There are two dates within the School year calendar where entry tests in English and Italian are organised for new applicants.

  • 1st date: on Tuesday of the last week of November
  • 2nd date on Tuesday of the second week of January

Exceptionally we can consider organising entry test on different dates according to reasons that moved family to finalise the application procedure within a different time schedule to the one we indicate. This decision is made by the Head teacher in accordance with relevant curriculum coordinators. Places are limited and requests, once fulfilled our requirements, may be put on to a waiting list.