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IMPORTANT 

please read all the information about admissions before you apply

Click on the headers below for some 'quick start' facts


School Organisation - academic year 2021/22

The schools are organised into three stages:

  • Middle Years Department (Secondary school)
  • Primary Years Department (Primary school)
  • Pre-School (Gausel campus only)

BISS Schools follow the Norwegian intake system. Students are placed according to the calendar year they were born.

For the academic year 2021/22, the year groups are as follows:

Middle Years Department- For children born in

  • 2005 - Middle Years 5 (Gausel only)
  • 2006 - Middle Years 4
  • 2007 - Middle Years 3
  • 2008 - Middle Years 2
  • 2009 - Middle Years 1

Primary Years Department - For children born in

  • 2010 - Primary Years 6
  • 2011 - Primary Years 5
  • 2012 - Primary Years 4
  • 2013 - Primary Years 3
  • 2014 - Primary Years 2
  • 2015 - Primary Years 1

Pre-School (Gausel only) - for children born in

  • 2016 - Pre-School 5,
  • 2017 - Pre-School 4 
  • 2018 - Pre-School 3
  • 2019 - Pre-School 2
  • 2020 - Pre-School 1

BISS Gausel and BISS Sentrum aim to maintain an average class size of 18 to 20 pupils.

For BISS Pre-School, Norwegian 'barnehage' staff ratio rules apply.

 


Primary and Secondary School Fees - calendar year 2021

BISS Gausel and BISS Sentrum

PYP 1 - MYP 1 - NOK 32 840 per year

MYP 2 - MYP 5 - NOK 33 920 per year

  • School fees are set by the Governing Boards of BISS Gausel and BISS Sentrum, based on rates set out by the UDIR (Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training). Changes to school fees will be published on the website in December, each year. School fees are for students' educational instruction during the regular school day, including educational supplies, exercise books and the loan of textbooks. School fees do not cover school clothing.
  • From January 2021, school fees will be invoiced in eleven, monthly installments. 
  • Students who join the school mid-year will be invoiced from the first of the month in which they join, regardless of the actual start-date in the month.

  • If you wish to cancel your child's place at any point after accepting, you are required to give three (3) months’ written notice. Notice must be given, at the latest, on the first day of the first month of the notice period. The notice period and corresponding fees will also apply if a place has been accepted and the child does not attend.  

 

Pre-School Fees - calendar year 2021

BISS Pre-School - 100% - 5 day class (07:30 – 16:30), NOK 35.530 per year

Pre-School application fee, NOK 1 000 (payable on entry).

  • These fees are set twice a year by Stavanger Kommune and are subject to change. The Pre-School fee includes all school materials, but does not cover school clothing. Pre-School fees are invoiced in 11, monthly installments, starting in August.
  • Students who join the School mid-year will be invoiced from the first of the month in which they join, regardless of the actual start-date in the month.

  • If you wish to cancel your child's place at any point after accepting, you are required to give three (3) months’ written notice. Notice must be given, at the latest, on the first day of the first month of the notice period. The notice period and corresponding fees will also apply if a place has been accepted and the child does not attend.  


Admissions Criteria - BISS Gausel and BISS Sentrum

 

  1. Current students of BISS Gausel and BISS Sentrum applying for the following academic year - Priority 1
  2. Siblings of students already enrolled BISS Gausel, BISS Sentrum or BISS Pre-School - Priority 2
  3. Current students of BISS Pre-School - Priority 3 (Pre-School students who are returning to BISS for entry to Primary 1, or above - Priority 5 or 6.)
  4. Children of staff on permanent contracts and children of board members - Priority 4
  5. Applicants with a demonstrable interest in the IB curriculum - Priority 5
  6. Applicants from schools or pre-schools offering an international curriculum, in Norway, and abroad - Priority 6

If there is more than one applicant with the same priority, places will be allocated firstly by academic records, and if this is inconclusive, by lottery.

 

Admissions criteria for BISS Pre-School

 

  1. To children with special needs (§13), subject to availability in the age group and the group’s composition.
  2. To staff requesting places for their children.
  3. To siblings of children currently attending the Pre-School.
  4. To children who have an international or bilingual family.
  5. To children who have followed an IB curriculum.

If there are several applicants who meet all criteria equally, the Head of Pre-School will take a decision based on the individual class structure, for example the number of girls or boys in the class. If there is still more than one applicant after this, places will be allocated by registration date.

 

Admission Policy and Procedure

 

All applications made on, or before, 31st January of any year, will be included in the first round of offers.

Applications are processed continuously from the beginning of February.

The first offers will be sent out during March. Following this, offers will be sent when spaces are available.

Please read the relevant document for more details.

 

 

Application Forms

The BISS Admissions Office handles applications for all three schools - BISS Gausel, BISS Sentrum and BISS Pre-School. There is a separate application form for each school.

Please choose which school you wish to apply for and follow the instructions.

PLEASE CHECK YOUR JUNK MAIL / SPAM FOLDER IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE AN AUTOMATIC CONFIRMATION OF YOUR APPLICATION IN YOUR INBOX. The confirmations are computer generated and require that you approve our management system (iSAMS) as a legitimate source. If you have applied for both schools, you must do this separately for both the Sentrum and Gausel applications.