Our Year Groups
Class Organisation School Year 2019/20
Classes are organised into three stages:
- Pre-School: 18 months to 3 years - UK Early Years Curriculum; 3 years to 6 years - IB Primary Years Programme in an Early Years Setting.
- Primary School: IB Primary Years Programme
- Secondary School: IB Middle Years Programme
Children whose birthdays fall between January 1st and December 31st of the any calendar year are placed in the same year group.
For the academic year 2019/20, the year groups are as follows:
- Pre-School - for children aged 18 months to 6 years (2014 - 2018)
- Primary School - For children aged 6 - 11 years (2008 - 2013)
- Secondary School - For children aged 11 - 16 years (2004 - 2007)
The school aims to maintain an average class sizes of 18 pupils, and will employ a teaching assistant to support the class teacher where numbers exceed this. For Pre-School, Norwegian pre-school regulations apply.
Class Organisation School Year 2018/19
Classes are organised into four stages:
- Early Years
- IB Primary Years Programme (PYP)
- IB Middle Years Programme (MYP)
- IB Diploma Programme and IBCP Careers-related Programme (IB Dip and IBCP)
Children whose birthdays fall between September 1st and August 31st of the following year are placed in the same year group.
- Pre-School – for children aged 2-5
- Lower Primary School – for children aged 5 -7
- Upper Primary School – for children aged 7-11
- Lower Secondary School – for children aged 11-14
- Upper Secondary School – for children aged 14-16
- Sixth Form College- for children aged 16-19
The academic year runs from mid-August to mid-June.
The school reserves the right to organise classes and limit class sizes on a flexible basis in order to:
- maximise the number of places available at any one time
- to make effective and efficient use of teaching staff
- to ensure an acceptable gender balance is maintained within each class
- to ensure that the demands of children with English as an Additional Language can be supported appropriately
- to ensure that pupils with special educational needs can be supported appropriately
- to facilitate class sizes that are advantageous to the academic and social development of all pupils.