Lower School Admissions and Fees
We encourage all families who are considering an Albyn Education for their child to attend one of our Open Events or visit us for a tour before submitting their application.
The main application period is between September and December for entry the following academic year; however, we are happy to accept applications throughout the year and will offer places subject to availability.
Once you have decided to apply, the process is simple:
Step One: Login to our Parent Registration Portal here and complete an application form.
Step Two: Our Admissions Team will be in touch to confirm receipt and make arrangements for assessment
Step Three: Your child will visit for assessment (this can be done remotely if necessary) and will be invited to spend time in class
Step Four: The Admissions Teams will share the assessment outcome and offer of a place
Step Five: Login to our Parent Registration Portal and complete the Acceptance Form
Step Six: We welcome your child to Albyn School
For entrance to the Lower School, candidates will sit a test adapted to their year group and will have the opportunity to spend a whole day in the Lower School to obtain the best insight into a day in the life of an Albyn Lower School pupil. Entrance tests are computer based and supervised by a member of the Admissions team. Candidates are allowed comfort breaks during these tests.
In January, there will be a Saturday assessment day for children applying for P5 – P7 entry. Groups of children will be tested together due to the high volume of applicants at this time of the year.
Children applying for Primary 1 and Primary 2 will have an assessment day in February.
Assessments will also be conducted throughout the year for those children who miss these assessment days.
Please see test information below:
P1 (20 mins): This process includes testing in English, Maths, Reading and Phonics with the candidates pointing and informing the test supervisor of the answer. The test supervisor records the answers.
P2-P7 (1hr 30 mins): This process includes testing in English, Maths, Reading, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning. The test questions are multiple choice and adapt to the ability of each candidate.
To ensure your child has the best experience, we strongly encourage them to spend a day in one of our classrooms after sitting the entrance test. They will have the chance to integrate with other children, experience real-life lessons and enjoy new surroundings.
Lower School Fees 2023 – 2024
P1 – P2: £9,995
P3 – P5: £12,995
P6 – P7: £13,995
School Meals are an additional charge of £4.65 per day.
Sibling discount: 35% discount applies to third and subsequent siblings attending Albyn School (immediate family only).
Charges for Before and After School Care, and other “Extras”, are due within 14 days of the Fee Bill date.
An administration fee of £25 will be made for each cheque or direct debit application which is returned unpaid by your bank.
Parents are reminded that a full term’s written notice is required for notice of withdrawal of a pupil. Should this not be received then a term’s fee in lieu of notice will be payable.
If you have any questions about the entrance process, please do not hesitate to get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org.