General principles

1. Education Plus International School is open to all students who can benefit from the education offered regardless of nationality, race, sex, language or religion.

2. We are also open to all those who are committed to the concept of an international education be they local or international.

3. In serving the international community the school will ensure a balance between those living locally who can make an application well in advance and those whose parents’ work involves moving to the Port Harcourt area at short notice.

4. The school guarantees each student who is enrolled access to the educational opportunities provided by the Education Plus that are appropriate to his/her needs. The school will only accept those students who can benefit from the education that is provided. It is the responsibility of School Principals, within a set of general guidelines laid down by the Board of the school, to apply this criterion in particular cases. The first six weeks of school are probationary and during this period the suitability of courses, classes and, in some cases, the application will be assessed. If the assessment shows that a student’s educational requirements are more than are included in the normal programme then the School Principal may deem that additional support is necessary. This support may involve costs that are additional to the normal school fees.

5. The school will only accept students when it is known that a place is available. Class numbers will be limited to those established by the Head of school in consultation with the Board of the school, taking into account the physical capacity of the rooms, buildings and recreation areas, and the need to maintain high standards of quality in the education we provide

Priority for places
6. The Head of school will determine priorities for places in all classes, taking into account the following:
a) Children of full time teachers who are obliged to relocate to Port Harcourt in order to take up employment with the School. Priority only applies for the start of the first school year of employment.
b) A balance between those living locally and abroad, who can make an application well in advance and those whose parents’ work involves moving to the Port Harcourt area at short notice.
c) Date of application within these categories.

d) For applications that are submitted within the same calendar year, priority will be given to:
         ∙ children with siblings already in school;
         ∙ children who were in school, whose families were obliged to leave the Port Harcourt area, but who return within two years;
         ∙ children of alumni.
e) When most members of one family can be accepted, priority will be given to placing the other children.

f) The Board may decide to give priority to donors of major capital funds, or the equivalent in terms of material benefit, but only on condition that the donation either

(i) directly permits an expansion in the total number of places, from which the whole community will benefit, or

(ii) contributes to the school’s financial well- being in other ways.

g) The criteria will be applied when any place is offered. A new application, whatever its priority, cannot take precedence over one that has already led to the offer of a place in a particular class.