Presidency School

Admission Process

We welcome you and your children with open arms

At PSBE, every child is considered equal and anyone is welcome to join us. That is why we have tried to administer an admissions procedure that is reasonable, impartial and fair-minded so that your child feels encouraged to begin learning with a clean slate.

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Enquiry

Enquiries for admissions usually come from various sources – website, advertisements, flyers, emails, referrals, walk-in customers, as well as from unit schools.

Registration

The Admission Department Staff attends to these enquiries and informs parents to fill up the Registration Forms available on the website or at the Admission Office of the School. The Admission Officer checks all the forms received on a daily basis.

The parent is called to check for availability of the child, and the date for the Admission Interview/ Assessment is fixed.

Placement Test

Prospective students of all levels will have to appear for a placement test on the scheduled day, before they are enrolled. Children applying for Grade I to VIIl are tested on the grade-appropriate concepts in English, Math and EVS /Science. For Kindergarten children, it is an interaction session, where the Admissions Officer checks to see if the child is ready to be admitted in the class for which he/she has applied. The purpose of the placement test is to group prospective students with children of the same age and skill sets.

Placement Test for Nursery

The child is asked to assemble puzzles to assess hand and motor co-ordination, and identify animals, colors, shapes etc. The child is assessed on clarity of speech, behavior and ability to follow instructions.

Placement Test for KG 1

The Admission Officer sits with the child and goes through some storybooks and puzzles to make the child feel comfortable. Then, the Officer goes through a question booklet with the child, in order to assess the child’s ability to recognize letters, similar/ different objects, shapes, the child’s numerical ability and ability to comprehend and follow instructions. If the child is joining at the beginning of the academic year, his manual dexterity skills are tested to see if he/she is ready to begin writing in KG1.

Placement Test for KG2

The Admissions Officer sits with the child to go through the test booklet. Recognition and writing skills are assessed. The child is asked to write letters (both upper and lower cases) and asked to read the letters phonetically. Numerical ability is tested by exercises in basic counting and writing of numbers. Logical reasoning is tested by asking the child to match pictures with their shadows and by matching identical figures from a group of similar figures.

Placement Test for Grade I to VIII

Grade-appropriate concepts in English, Mathematics & EVS / Science are tested. The Admissions Officer goes through the paper with the child and explains what is expected out of them. They are encouraged to ask questions if they have any doubts in understanding the test.

On completion of the placement tests, a personal interactive session with the parents and the Admission Committee is organized to facilitate further in-depth understanding about the education philosophy of the school, and parental needs and expectation from the school.

Admission procedure for children with special needs

If a child has special needs, a meeting is arranged with the school counselor. The counselor sits with the child for an extended period of time, to ascertain the level and intensity of the special need. She will also discuss the same with the parents and go through medical notes if any.

In cases where the parent does not inform the school, the admission officer will usually be able to identify a child with special needs. The parent is then asked to come for another round of interview after the test. This interview is conducted by the school counselor who will determine the level of the special need. In cases where the school would be in a position to accommodate the child, admission is granted. In other cases, the parents are advised to seek admission in specialized schools.

Post Placement Test

The Admissions Staff mark the answer sheet after the student has finished the placement test, after which they inform parents of the results. Parents are then advised on which class the child is best suited for.