Admissions Policy

Class Placement

At Anne Hill International School, students are typically placed in year groups according to their date of birth. As such, we look at a child’s age on 31st August to determine which class they qualify for. Students entering Year 1 must have turned 5 by 31st August, whereas students entering Year 2 must have turned 6 by 31st August, and so on. Kindly refer to the tables below for more information.

Please note, however, that the School can only confirm the offer a place once it has been determined that the student’s educational needs can be met by the school and its programmes. As such, a range of other factors are also taken into account. These include a child’s current academic level, English language proficiency, social and emotional development, and any other relevant factors. 

Class Placement Assessments:

  • Children under 5 years old – Where possible, we encourage children to attend 3 ‘trial days’ in the relevant class from 8:00 am to 12:00 midday.
  • Children aged 5-6 years old will meet with the Primary School Principal and undertake a phonics and maths assessment. Other assessments or trial days may be required at the School’s discretion. School reports for the last 2 academic years will also be requested.
  • Children from 6 to 10 years old will meet the Primary School Principal for an informal interview and complete a standardised Maths test. Children with English as an Additional Language will also take an online English Language Use and Listening test, whereas children with English as a first language will complete a standardised reading test. Other assessments or trial days may be required at the School’s discretion. School reports for the last 2 academic years will also be requested.
 Birth Date (AY 2022-2023)AHI Class Placement
September 2020 – February 2021Playgroup
September 2019 – August 2020Nursery 1
September 2018 – August 2019Nursery 2
September 2017 – August 2018Kindergarten
September 2016 – August 2017Year 1
September 2015 – August 2016Year 2
September 2014 – August 2015Year 3
September 2013 – August 2014Year 4
September 2012- August 2013Year 5

Grade Comparison

Below are the grade comparisons between AHI and other school systems around the world. While there may be some slight discrepancies between the names and key stages, the student pathway aims to prepare students for tertiary education by 18-19 years old.

England & Wales

AgeAHI SchoolAHI Class Placement England & Wales
18 months – 2 yearsPreschoolPlaygroupPreschool
2 – 3 yearsNursery 1Preschool
3 – 4 yearsNursery 2Nursery
4 – 5 yearsKindergartenReception
5 – 6 years

 

 

 

Primary School

Year 1Year 1
6 – 7 yearsYear 2Year 2
7 – 8 yearsYear 3Year 3
8 – 9 yearsYear 4Year 4
9 – 10 yearsYear 5Year 5
10 – 11 yearsYear 6Year 6
11 – 12 years

 

 

Secondary School

Year 7Year 7
12 – 13 yearsYear 8Year 8
13 – 14 yearsYear 9Year 9
14 – 15 yearsYear 10Year 10
15 – 16 yearsYear 11Year 11
16 – 17 yearsSixth FormYear 12Year 12
17 – 18 yearsYear 13Year 13

Vietnam

Age AHI School AHI Class Placement Vietnam
18 months – 2 years Preschool Playgroup Nhà Trẻ – Preschool
2 – 3 years Nursery 1 Nhà Trẻ – Preschool
3 – 4 years Nursery 2 Lớp Mầm – Preschool
4 – 5 years Kindergarten Lớp Chồi – Kindergarten
5 – 6 years       Primary School Year 1 Lớp Lá – Kindergarten
6 – 7 years Year 2 Lớp 1 – Primary School
7 – 8 years Year 3 Lớp 2 – Primary School
8 – 9 years Year 4 Lớp 3 – Primary School
9 – 10 years Year 5 Lớp 4 – Primary School
10 – 11 years Year 6 Lớp 5 – Primary School
11 – 12 years     Secondary School Year 7 Lớp 6 – Secondary School
12 – 13 years Year 8 Lớp 7 – Secondary School
13 – 14 years Year 9 Lớp 8 – Secondary School
14 – 15 years Year 10 Lớp 9 – Secondary School
15 – 16 years Year 11 Lớp 10 – High School
16 – 17 years Sixth Form Year 12 Lớp 11 – High School
17 – 18 years Year 13 Lớp 12 – High School

Singapore

Age AHI School AHI Class Placement Singapore
18 months – 2 years Preschool Playgroup Playgroup
2 – 3 years Nursery 1 Nursery 1
3 – 4 years Nursery 2 Nursery 2
4 – 5 years Kindergarten Kindergarten 1
5 – 6 years       Primary School Year 1 Kindergarten 2
6 – 7 years Year 2 Primary 1
7 – 8 years Year 3 Primary 2
8 – 9 years Year 4 Primary 3
9 – 10 years Year 5 Primary 4
10 – 11 years Year 6 Primary 5
11 – 12 years     Secondary School Year 7 Primary 6
12 – 13 years Year 8 Secondary 1 or Integrated Programme
13 – 14 years Year 9 Secondary 2 or Integrated Programme
14 – 15 years Year 10 Secondary 3 or Integrated Programme
15 – 16 years Year 11 Secondary 4 or Integrated Programme
16 – 17 years Sixth Form Year 12 Junior College 1 or Integrated Programme
17 – 18 years Year 13 Junior College 2 or Integrated Programme

Japan

Age AHI School AHI Class Placement Japan
18 months – 2 years Preschool Playgroup Preschool
2 – 3 years Nursery 1 Preschool
3 – 4 years Nursery 2 Preschool
4 – 5 years Kindergarten Kindergarten
5 – 6 years       Primary School Year 1 Kindergarten
6 – 7 years Year 2 Grade 1 – Primary School
7 – 8 years Year 3 Grade 2 – Primary School
8 – 9 years Year 4 Grade 3 – Primary School
9 – 10 years Year 5 Grade 4 – Primary School
10 – 11 years Year 6 Grade 5 – Primary School
11 – 12 years     Secondary School Year 7 Grade 6 – Primary School
12 – 13 years Year 8 Grade 1 (7th) – Junior High School
13 – 14 years Year 9 Grade 2 (8th) – Junior High School
14 – 15 years Year 10 Grade 3 (9th) – Junior High School
15 – 16 years Year 11 Grade 1 (10th) – High School
16 – 17 years Sixth Form Year 12 Grade 2 (11th) – High School
17 – 18 years Year 13 Grade 3 (12th) – High School

Korea

Age AHI School AHI Class Placement Korea
18 months – 2 years Preschool Playgroup
2 – 3 years Nursery 1 Playhouse
3 – 4 years Nursery 2 Playhouse
4 – 5 years Kindergarten Kindergarten
5 – 6 years       Primary School Year 1 Kindergarten
6 – 7 years Year 2 Grade 1 – Primary School
7 – 8 years Year 3 Grade 2 – Primary School
8 – 9 years Year 4 Grade 3 – Primary School
9 – 10 years Year 5 Grade 4 – Primary School
10 – 11 years Year 6 Grade 5 – Primary School
11 – 12 years     Secondary School Year 7 Grade 6 – Primary School
12 – 13 years Year 8 Grade 7 – Middle School
13 – 14 years Year 9 Grade 8 – Middle School
14 – 15 years Year 10 Grade 9 – Middle School
15 – 16 years Year 11 Grade 10 – High School
16 – 17 years Sixth Form Year 12 Grade 11 – High School
17 – 18 years Year 13 Grade 12 – High School

Australia

AgeAHI SchoolAHI Class Placement Australia
18 months – 2 yearsPreschoolPlaygroupChildcare
2 – 3 yearsNursery 1Preschool
3 – 4 yearsNursery 2Preschool
4 – 5 yearsKindergartenPreschool
5 – 6 years

 

 

 

Primary School

Year 1Kindergarten/Preparatory/ Reception/
Pre-Primary
6 – 7 yearsYear 2Year 1 – Primary School
7 – 8 yearsYear 3Year 2 – Primary School
8 – 9 yearsYear 4Year 3 – Primary School
9 – 10 yearsYear 5Year 4 – Primary School
10 – 11 yearsYear 6Year 5 – Primary School
11 – 12 years

 

 

Secondary School

Year 7Year 6 – Primary School
12 – 13 yearsYear 8Year 7 – Secondary School
13 – 14 yearsYear 9Year 8 – Secondary School
14 – 15 yearsYear 10Year 9– Secondary School
15 – 16 yearsYear 11Year 10 – Secondary School
16 – 17 yearsSixth FormYear 12Year 11 – Senior Secondary School
17 – 18 yearsYear 13Year 12 – Senior Secondary School

USA

Age AHI School AHI Class Placement USA
18 months – 2 years Preschool Playgroup
2 – 3 years Nursery 1 Preschool
3 – 4 years Nursery 2 Preschool
4 – 5 years Kindergarten Preschool
5 – 6 years       Primary School Year 1 Kindergarten
6 – 7 years Year 2 Grade 1 – Elementary School
7 – 8 years Year 3 Grade 2 – Elementary School
8 – 9 years Year 4 Grade 3 – Elementary School
9 – 10 years Year 5 Grade 4 – Elementary School
10 – 11 years Year 6 Grade 5 – Elementary School
11 – 12 years     Secondary School Year 7 Grade 6 – Middle School
12 – 13 years Year 8 Grade 7 – Middle School
13 – 14 years Year 9 Grade 8 – Middle School
14 – 15 years Year 10 Grade 9 – High School
15 – 16 years Year 11 Grade 10 – High School
16 – 17 years Sixth Form Year 12 Grade 11 – High School
17 – 18 years Year 13 Grade 12 – High School