To register, please visit our online Admissions Portal to begin the process.
We are an inclusive school, and each application is considered individually. Students will be placed as per their age on 1st September, or according to their transfer certificate if they are joining us from a school inside Qatar. We do not ‘retain’ or ‘accelerate’ students unless there are exceptional circumstances, and it is in the child’s absolute best interest and/or advised to do so by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education of the State of Qatar (MoEHE).
Children who wish to register with Edison International Academy, Aspire, are expected to have a good command of the English language in order to be able to fully access the National Curriculum for England Framework, which guides our teaching.
Initial Applications can be submitted
a. in person at the school
b. via the school website
We respond to all applicants, using the email and/or telephone number provided with the applications. Please ensure that contact details are filled in correctly.
If your child’s initial application is successful, your child will be invited to attend an entrance assessment, and you will be notified of the assigned date and time. Should your child not arrive at the scheduled date and time for the assessment without prior notice, the school will reserve the right to no longer consider the application for the same academic year.
A fee for the entrance assessment is payable prior to the assessment being administered.
The teacher will consider the overall readiness for the Early Years:
- Social skills appropriate to the child’s age
- Ability to understand and follow instructions
- Age appropriateness of English Level and motor skills
- Ability to separate from their parents
Assessment Year 1 to Year 9:
Students will be assessed for their proficiency in English and Mathematics.
Assessment Year 10 and Year 11:
Students will be assessed for their proficiency in English, Mathematics and Science and overall cognitive ability to establish readiness for the IGCSE programmes of study.
Year 12 and Year 13:
A minimum of five passes at 5 (Grade C) or above at IGCSE Level are required to enter any of the IAL courses. The passes must include English and Mathematics as well as the subjects desired to be taken at IAL Level. A copy of the official results is required to be handed in as soon as they are received by the student.
Successful applicants will be notified by phone or email. Parents will be asked to provide colour copies of the following documents together with payment within 10 working days to secure the place. Should payment not be received 10 working days after the assessment, the school reserves the right to offer the place to another child.
- Birth Certificate
- Passport Sized Photograph
- Student’s Passport front page and information page and Qatar ID
- Passport front page and information page and Qatar ID of both parents
- Health and Vaccination card
- Any medical information that must be known to the school
- ‘No-liability’ letter from the previous school (if changing schools)
Note that passports and Qatar IDs must be valid; the school is unable to process applications, should any of these documents not be current.
Fees to be paid upon registration:
To successfully register for the beginning of the following academic year, parents are liable to pay a registration fee as well as an advance deposit to reserve the seat (the advance deposit will be deducted from the Term 1 fees).
For students who wish to transfer midterm/midyear, full term fees must be settled prior to the child’s first day.
Current Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MoEHE) regulations regarding transfers are detailed below. Please note these are subject to change and you should consult the MoEHE publications for the latest requirements. It is the parents’ responsibility to ensure they apply for the appropriate year group progressing from the child’s current school.
All children joining Year 2 and above who are transferring from schools outside of Qatar are required to provide all current school reports including the most recent end of year report. The reports must include the official school stamp and must further be attested for equivalency by the MoEHE.
Students transferring from within Qatar:
All children are required to provide the existing school with confirmation of acceptance into Edison International Academy, Aspire and must submit all above mentioned documents to Edison International Academy, Aspire.
The MoEHE will authorise children to join in the year group appropriate to the time of year the transfer takes place. Please note that equivalency requirements (i.e. American to British curriculum, Independent School to British curriculum, etc.) must be adhered to.
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