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please read all the information about admissions before you apply

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


School Organisation - academic year 2022/23

The schools are organised into three stages:

  • Middle Years Department (Secondary school)
  • Primary Years Department (Primary school)
  • Preschool (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 2022/23, the year groups are as follows:

Middle Years Department- For children born in

  • 2006 - Middle Years 5 (Gausel only)
  • 2007 - Middle Years 4
  • 2008 - Middle Years 3
  • 2009 - Middle Years 2
  • 2010 - Middle Years 1

Primary Years Department - For children born in

  • 2011 - Primary Years 6
  • 2012 - Primary Years 5
  • 2013 - Primary Years 4
  • 2014 - Primary Years 3
  • 2015 - Primary Years 2
  • 2016 - Primary Years 1

Preschool (Gausel only) - for children born in

  • 2017 - EY5 (Early Years)
  • 2018 - EY4  
  • 2019 - EY3
  • 2020 - EY2
  • 2021 - EY1

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

For BISS Preschool, Norwegian 'barnehage' staff ratio rules apply.

 


BISS Gausel and BISS Sentrum 

Primary and Secondary school fees - calendar year 2021

 

PYP 1 - MYP 1 - NOK 32 835 per academic year

MYP 2 - MYP 5 - NOK 33 924 per academic 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. 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.
  • School fees will be invoiced in eleven, monthly instalments. Invoices are sent to parents, who have the sole responsibility for payment.
  • 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.
  • Acceptance fee - One month's school fees are charged on receipt of the acceptance form. This fee will be deducted from your first invoice. If you have accepted a place and your child does not attend, this fee is not refundable.
  • Withdrawal notice and withdrawal fee – Notice begins from the 1st of the month following submission of the withdrawal form. The withdrawal fee is equivalent to 3 months' school fees at the current rate. When the leaving date is sooner than three months, the full withdrawal fee will be charged (equivalent to three months' fees). The three months' notice period includes all holiday periods.

 

BISS Preschool fees - calendar year 2021

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

Preschool application fee, NOK 1 000 (payable on entry).

  • Preschool fees are set twice a year by Stavanger Kommune and are subject to change. Preschool fees include all school materials, but do not cover school clothing.
  • Preschool fees will be invoiced in eleven, monthly instalments. Invoices are sent to parents, who have the sole responsibility for payment.
  • Children 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.
  • Acceptance fee - One month's fees are charged on receipt of the acceptance form. This fee will be deducted from your first invoice. If you have accepted a place and your child does not attend, this fee is not refundable.
  • Withdrawal notice and withdrawal fee – Notice begins from the 1st of the month following submission of the withdrawal form. The withdrawal fee is equivalent to 3 months' Preschool fees at the current rate. When the leaving date is sooner than three months, the full withdrawal fee will be charged (equivalent to three months' fees). The three months' notice period includes all holiday periods.

Admissions Criteria - BISS Sentrum

  1. Current students of BISS Sentrum registering for the following academic year at BISS Sentrum. Priority 1
  2. Siblings of students already enrolled at BISS Sentrum. Priority 2
  3. Current students of BISS Pre-School 5. Priority 3
  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 (This includes former students of BISS Pre-School, BISS Gausel, BISS Sentrum and the British International School of Stavanger)
  7. Students transferring from BISS Gausel to BISS Sentrum. Priority 7

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 - BISS Gausel

  1. Current students of BISS Gausel registering for the following academic year at BISS Gausel. Priority 1
  2. Siblings of students already enrolled at BISS Gausel. Priority 2
  3. Current students of BISS Pre-School 5. Priority 3
  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 (This includes former students of BISS Pre-School, BISS Gausel, BISS Sentrum and the British International School of Stavanger)
  7. Students transferring from BISS Sentrum to BISS Gausel. Priority 7

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 Preschool

  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 BISS.
  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 Preschool 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 authorise emails from our school management system (iSAMS). If you have applied for both schools, you must do this separately for both the Sentrum and Gausel school management systems.