As soon as the Registrar has been given notification in writing from a parent of a child leaving in that particular year group, the next child on the waiting list will be contacted to come in for an assessment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Children are placed on the waiting list in order of their date of registration. Only British passport holders have priority at the school and will go straight to the top of the waiting list.
When our child is called for an assessment, how long is it before we are informed if he/she has been successful?
Please allow a minimum of five working days (not including school holidays) for the result.
Yes, we can re-assess your child a minimum of 3 months after the first assessment, if there are places still available in the year group for which your child is registered. Only one re-test per child will be offered. If your child is unsuccessful a second time we will remove your child from the waiting list and refund you the balance of the Registration Fee. You can apply to re-register your child after a minimum of six months have passed from the second assessment, and only if there is a place available on the waiting list.
All children in the Prep School, as part of their assessment, will spend part of their time in the classroom.
Not necessarily. It depends on the time of year your child is offered a place. At the beginning of the year Nursery and Reception children will have staggered starts to allow the children to settle into school. Parents will be advised in advance dates and times for their child.
Children who are Non-Saudi nationals can start school prior to Ministry of Education approval if all of the necessary documentation required by the Ministry has been submitted to the school prior to their start date. Ministry approval will then be sought by the school as part of the admissions process.
Children with Saudi passports MUST have obtained Ministry of Education approval prior to the application process commencing.
At what stage will my child have the opportunity to choose their examination subjects (otherwise known as options choices)?
Children in Year 9 & Year 11 will select their options in the Spring term (Term 2).
Bank transfer (referencing your child’s name/form group) is the easiest way to pay fees as this demonstrates proof of payment. Cash can be taken but is not advisable. The Finance Office is open from 7.30am to 2.45pm from Sunday to Thursday.
School Bank Details
Account Name: SAIS BRITISH SECTION
Account Number: 042-004465-001
IBAN No: SA48 4500 0000 0420 0446 5001
Bank Address: The Saudi British Bank King Abdul Aziz Street PO Box 394 Al Khobar 31952
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Swift Code: SABBSARI