Admissions Overview & Process


All applicants into Knowledge Gate International School are considered and admitted in line with the Admissions policy. We welcome applications throughout the school academic year.



Our Admissions Team is on hand and available to assist with any enquiries and applications for local and international students.

To contact the Admissions Team or to book a school tour please email: admissions@kgis-edu.com

To apply for entrance into Knowledge Gate International School, kindly review the information below.

General Policy


Knowledge Gate International School Admissions Policy fully embraces diversity and does not discriminate against any child or family. All children are welcome to apply regardless of nationality, ethnicity or religion.

We are a truly international diverse institution for parents who wish for their children to receive a British-style global education.

English Language Learning


At Knowledge Gate International School, English is the primary language of teaching and operation (alongside Arabic for those on the Bilingual Programme). For students who have English as a second language, we provide some English Language Support, however, we are unfortunately unable to offer intensive remedial programmes for students falling more than a grade level behind in English language ability.

Intensive support to develop age-appropriate English language skills may be offered to a limited number of students in each grade, however, parents are encouraged to provide additional English language support, at their own expense.
 

Class Size Policy

The class teacher-student ratio in Kindergarten is 1:24 and in each classroom the students are overseen by a teacher and a teaching assistant.

In all other year groups, the ratio is 1:26. Please be advised that Knowledge Gate International School retains the right to increase the class size when the situation warrants it, such as when students are grouped according to their ability in specific subjects. No class, however, will operate with a teacher-student ratio that is in excess of 1:28.

Application Requirements


All completed online receipts must be accompanied by proof of payment of the registration fee of OMR 300. Please note this amount is non-refundable and non-transferrable.

For every application, Knowledge Gate International School requires the following original documents for each child. Failure to provide these documents may result in your child’s application being declined:

● Child’s birth certificate
● Parent’s marriage certificate (Religious or Civil marriage)
● Copy of parent’s passport and residence card (if available)
● Copy of child’s passport
● A recent passport-style photo of the child
● Latest school report (if applicable)
● Letter from the previous school confirming that no fees are outstanding (if applicable)

Please note that applications will not be processed until full documentation and payment of registration fee has been received.


On receipt of an application, all children will be assessed to ensure they meet our entry criteria. For international students, Knowledge Gate International School will contact the child’s existing school to make arrangements to courier placement tests so that the children may undertake these in their own school. The expense of this action is to be borne by the parents of the child making the application.
Please be advised all children admitted to Knowledge Gate International School must be fluent in English at an age-appropriate level.


Entrance Assessments & Entry Criteria
 

Kindergarten (UK Reception and Year 1)

● All applicants must be fluent in English at an age-appropriate level.
● All applicants must be toilet-trained.
● All applicants will be invited to an assessment day when they are in Muscat.

Grades 1-5 (Primary School UK Years 2-6)

● All applicants will be required to complete a Cognitive Ability Test (CAT).
● All applicants must be fluent in English at an age-appropriate level.
● A positive supporting reference letter from their previous school must be provided.
● Applicants will be invited to a short interview with the school when they are in Muscat.

Grades 6-10 (Secondary School UK Years 7-11)

● All applicants will be required to complete a Cognitive Ability Test (CAT).
● All applicants must be fluent in English at an age-appropriate level and will be required to complete an English Language assessment.
● A positive supporting reference letter from their previous school must be provided.
● Applicants will be invited to a short interview with the school when they are in Muscat.
● Applications for entry to Grade 10 (UK Year 11) will be considered on a case by case basis and entry will be at the discretion of Knowledge Gate International School.

Grade 11 (Post 16 UK Year 12)

● All applicants will be required to complete a Cognitive Ability Test (CAT).
● All applicants must be fluent in English at an age-appropriate level and will be required to complete an English Language assessment.
● Applicants must achieve a minimum of 5 A*-C (9-4) at GCSE (or equivalent) and a minimum grade C (4) in GCSE English Language and Mathematics.
● Specific subject entry criteria applies for A Level courses.
● A positive supporting reference letter from their previous school must be provided.
● Students will be invited to a short interview with the school when they are in Muscat.
 

Grade 12 (Post 16 UK Year 13)

Applications for entry to Grade 12 (UK Year 13) will be considered on a case by case basis.

Special Educational Needs

 At Knowledge Gate International School we welcome students with a range of learning requirements, from Special Educational Needs and disabilities to students who are gifted and talented. Our staff are committed to educating all students in a common learning environment with similarly-aged peers.
 
 We kindly ask all parents to share full details of any special educational needs, individual education plans (IEPs), and any Educational Psychologist, Paediatric, or other specialist reports (e.g. Speech and Language or Occupational Therapy) where applicable.
 
 Sharing information with us prior to a place being offered is essential to enable our staff to facilitate an appropriate assessment of your child’s educational needs. Providing us with all the relevant information ensures that your child’s needs can be adequately supported via an educational plan supported by the necessary resources. Very rarely, it may not be in the best interests of the child to be placed at KGIS.