Admission to the school is selective and is based on previous school records, academic testing (appropriate to the year group) and availability of a place.

All students who are admitted to SIA are required to follow the school curriculum/ program of study. No pupil can be excused from any area of the curriculum without prior agreement on medical/academic grounds. Parents/Guardians that place their children within the school are fully aware of and in agreement with the policies of the school.

Admission Requirement/Placement of Students

SIA considers any student for admission who is at least 3 Years old and not older than eleven years of age. Students must have reached the entry age, before 31 August.

Admission Age Chart



Play Group

1.5 - 2.8 years old


3.0 - 4.0 years old


4.0 - 5.0 years old


5.0 - 6.0 years old


6.0 - 7.0 years old


7.0 - 8.0 years old


8.0 - 9.0 years old


9.0 - 10.0 years old


10.0 - 11.0 years old


11.0 - 12.0 years old

Admission into SIA and placement in classes is based on successful completion of all application procedures, submission of all required documentation and successful completion of entrance tests.

Schole Academy Admission Test (SAAT)

SIA will only accept students who pass the assessment. All students are required to sit an age related assessment in English and Mathematics. Students will not be admitted into a year above or below their age group.

Students who are tested for entry into a year according to chronological age cannot be tested for a year above or below that which they originally applied for. No re-assessment will be offered to any student within the same Academic Year. Testing is only applicable to Primary age children.

Availability of Places and Waiting List Places are dependent on availability. SIA reserves the right to close admissions if a class is full and create a waiting list. However, waiting lists will only be maintained until the end of Term 2.

In cases where the number of applications exceeds the places available for a given year group, applicants are placed on a waiting list, with priority set by Admissions as follows

  • Priority 1: Students from families of any nationality who have siblings presently attending SIA.
  • Priority 2: Students who pass the admission test with 70 percent and above.
  • Priority 3: Students who are currently attending school abroad and are shifting to Pakistan for the new academic year.

Once offered a place, all applicable fees should be paid within a week, after such time the offer will be automatically withdrawn. Furthermore, any student who has been offered a place, whose parents decide to delay admission will go to the bottom of the waiting list.