Admissions Procedure

At the beginning of each school year, we welcome students to the new grade 1 classes as well as to existing higher grades. Parents can also enroll their child at any time during the school year. As long as we have free places, we are pleased to arrange trial days and a parent interview at short notice.


1. Online Registration

As a first step, parents need to register their child by filling in the online application form. Having received the application, we will first send out a confirmation email and then our admission team will call parents to discuss the next steps in the admission process. We might ask for further  documents and reports.

2. Trial Days

Each child needs to go through our admission process which differs depending on the grade applied for. Thus, we get to know the children and learn more about their level of knowledge in the key subjects and their language skills.

Children for the trial days for new grade 1 classes are chosen based on the following criteria:

  1. Siblings or a switch from another Phorms school
  2. Bilingual children
  3. Social and cultural diversity as well as a balanced proportion of girls and boys
  4. Time of registration at Phorms

During the testing for grade 1, the children solve age-appropriate tasks and play with other children of the same age whilst being supervised by some of our Year 1 teachers.

If applying for a school place in a higher grade, the child will visit the respective class for three to five trial days and participate in the regular school day. During the trial days, the parents also have an interview with our head of primary school to enable us to learn more about the family, the aims for their child and a possible cooperation with the school. 

3. Place Offer

Given the approval of the teachers after the trial days, we offer selected children a place at our school. The place offers are sent out via email.

4. School Contract

Once the parents accept the place we send out the contract by post.