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Admissions Policy

Applications for admissions to Chatsworth International School are open throughout the academic year. Final acceptance and enrolment is subject to availability and a review of all mandatory and/or requested documentation and reference checks made.

A non-refundable application fee of $250 (including GST) is payable at application submission. No application is considered until the application fee is paid.

Entry Requirements

  • Copies of previous school records must be provided - with English translations where relevant.
  • Upon entry to the school, all students must be a Singapore permanent resident or in possession of a valid student or dependant pass.
  • Singapore citizens, including those who hold dual nationality, may enrol at the Kindergarten Level but may not enrol from the year they are 6 turning 7 years old, without written permission from Singapore Ministry of Education.
  • Students with special needs:
    • Prior to formal application, the school must be informed of any academic, physical or behavioral issues and all relevant documentation must be provided. Where necessary, further documentation or testing may be required. Failure to inform the school of any relevant issues may jeopardise the enrolment or continued enrolment of the student.
    • Where a student with special needs is enrolled in the school, subsequent ongoing placement will be based upon the student's ability to continue to function independently within our regular programme and without adversely affecting the learning or well being of other children.
    • Sometimes a provisional or, in the case of behavioral issues, a probationary placement may be offered.  In such cases, the student may be required to leave the school if this is considered to be in the best interests of that student or of the student community as a whole.

Age Requirements

Incoming students will be placed in year levels based upon their age and previous educational level. Any exception will be on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Head of Primary / Head of Secondary.

You may apply to enroll your child into the following year levels by age. Please note that we are firm with the policy of enrolment by age.

Primary Enrolment by Age
Age as of September 1st of the Year of Entry Year Level
3 years  IBPYP Kindergarten 1
4 years  IBPYP Kindergarten 2
5 years  IBPYP Year 1
6 years  IBPYP Year 2
7 years  IBPYP Year 3
8 years  IBPYP Year 4
9 years  IBPYP Year 5
10 years IBPYP Year 6


Generally, the placement for secondary level is as below. However, the school reserves the right to offer and place your child at the appropriate year level based on a review of their previous educational level. For more information on secondary placement, contact our Admissions.


Secondary Placement
Age as of September 1st of the Year of Entry Year Level
11 years  IBMYP Year 7
12 years  IBMYP Year 8
13 years  IBMYP Year 9
14 years  IBMYP Year 10
15 years  IBMYP Year 11
16 years  IBDP Year 12
17 years  IBDP Year 13

For details on our entry and graduation requirements and modules offered, click here.

Continuing Placement

Continuing placement at Chatsworth is dependent upon the student meeting our age-appropriate academic and behavioral expectations.

Student Recruitment Agent

Chatsworth has appointed a student recruitment agent to assist parents with necessary information regarding the admissions procedure and applications to our school. The agent is appointed and reviewed annually and monitored on an on-going basis. A list of the agents currently appointed by Chatsworth can be viewed here.