Admission Process

Admission FAQs

We understand the importance of securing admission into a good school for your child. As a result, ‘admission time’ can be a very stressful period for everyone. We hope that the following FAQs will help you to better understand our admission process.

As you may be aware, there are limited seats available for Nursery candidates across the three campuses. Due to the high volume of applicants for each seat, we have no choice but to refuse the vast majority of candidates who apply. Therefore, if your child is not accepted at this time, please do not take it as a personal reflection of you or your child.

Admission is based on many criteria, some pertaining to the candidate and others to the needs of that particular group of students, for example the boys to girls ratio.

Our teachers are trained to encourage self-esteem and be positive with all candidates. Therefore, if the teacher tells your child how bright he/she is, or how well he/she is doing, that in itself is not a reflection of your child’s performance in the assessment.

The criteria being observed are: Social Relations, Creative Representation, Movement & Coordination, Language Development, and Understanding of Pre-Mathematical Concepts.

This is done informally through play.

We realize children are at different developmental stages and consideration is given to the age of the applicant. We are more interested in determining the overall intellectual and academic potential of the candidate.

Enrollment in a play school is not a pre-requisite for admission into Nursery.

All play schools have different curriculums and we do not favour one over the other.

Siblings are given a degree of preference but no child is guaranteed admission. However, you can re-apply again at a later stage for higher classes (III, VII and X) if you are still interested in Bay View Academy.

Please be advised that the offer of admission is for the campus stated in the admission letter and no transfer requests between campuses will be entertained.

Nursery admissions for all campuses will take place at the Defence campus. Students will be assigned a campus at the school’s discretion. Admitted siblings will be given preference for the same campus as their enrolled sibling.