Welcome From Our Director of Admissions
Dear Prospective Family,
Thank you for your interest in The Codrington School, The International School of Barbados.
The Codrington School is comprised of a community of educators who are deeply committed to helping students reach their optimum potential and succeed in a globally connected world. We are happy to address any questions you may have to ensure the school is a good fit for your family.
Our school is unique in many ways. The welcoming atmosphere of the campus and our friendly, passionate team help to promote confidence and self-worth in our students. We encourage the development of their natural curiosity and inquiry based perspectives as we guide them along their exciting academic journey.
The Codrington School is a private International Baccalaureate school and a registered charity. We are the only International School in Barbados and offer a global curriculum. There are just 320 IB schools worldwide who offer all three IB programs and we are proud to be one of them.
Primary Years Program: PYP 1 – PYP 8 (Students 3 – 11 yrs)
Middle Years Program: MYP 1 – MYP 5 (Students 11 – 16 yrs)
Diploma Program: DP 1 – DP 2 (Students 16 – 18 yrs)
The Codrington School Diploma Program graduates are sought out by some of the most prestigious universities throughout the world.
While we certainly encourage you to browse our website and learn more about our school, we welcome the opportunity to invite you to visit our campus, tour the facilities and see our classes in action!
Should you wish to schedule a visit, please do not hesitate to contact me via email email@example.com or call the school at +1 246 423 0095.
Please also feel free to be in touch if you have any questions regarding the admissions process.
The Codrington Admissions Team
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Admissions process?
Please see our full admissions process to ensure you have all of the information. Below is a quick list of how the process works.
- To start an application for entry into The Codrington School, download the application form from the website or contact the Director of Admissions (DOA) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Complete the application form.
- Provide all necessary documentation.
- The DOA will contact you via email to confirm a tentative offer or ask for additional documentation.
- The DOA will schedule the screening assessment.
- The DOA will contact you to confirm firm acceptance after the screening has been reviewed.
- A starter form pack containing permission slips will be email to you to be completed and signed.
Is there a deadline for applications?
The school practices a policy of rolling admissions therefore we do not have an application deadline date. Students can enter school throughout the academic year and would follow the regular application process. Please note that we have a maximum class size of 15 students and students are enrolled if space is available.
What type of entrance test is administered to prospective students?
As part of the admissions process, students are required to undergo a screening assessment. Students are assessed on English and Mathematics.
Can prospective students get a chance to experience what Codrington is like?
Prospective students can, and are encouraged to, sign up for what we refer to as a “Taster Day”, where they will spend a day with the class they would potentially be joining. To schedule a taster day you can contact the Director of Admissions.
What eligibility documentation is required for non-Barbadian students?
A student visa is required by all non-Barbadian students studying in Barbados. The application forms for student visa can be obtained from the Barbados Immigration Department or downloaded directly from their website www.immigration.gov.bb
At what age can a student start at Codrington? How do I know what Grade my child should enter?
A child must be three (3) years old by September 1st of the year entering PYP1. The School has a Class Placement Guide. Note this is a guide. The general rule is that if a student has successfully complete a grade at a previous school then that student should be ready for the next grade at Codrington
Do you accept students with special needs?
We have a learning support department which is designed for students who require special education services. Admission of such students is granted only if we believe the educational needs of the student can be met by The Codrington School.
What are the school hours?
Classes begin at 8:00am and end at 3:00pm, Monday through Friday for all students PYP 1 to DP2. Enrichment activities take place between 3:00pm and 4:00pm Monday to Thursday.
What are the class sizes?
PYP 1 to DP 2 has one class each. These classes have a maximum capacity of 16 students.
What transportation is available for students?
We provide a bus service to students at an additional cost. The buses pick up and drop off at two locations on the island. Parents can contact the Office Manager for further details on the bus service.
Do you provide a hot lunch program?
Students have the option of purchasing hot lunch from our café or bringing their own packed lunch. For more information on the school cafe and how to sign up for hot lunches, you can visit the website at Codrington Cafe
The Codrington School charges tuition fees, along with one-off fees for screening and admission and a building levy. Families must buy their own uniforms items and some supplies. The school meets the cost of most field trips and text-books.
For our current fees please peruse our statement of fees for 2023-24
The Codrington School does not offer unfunded scholarships to children entering the school. It also does not offer bursaries to children entering the school, other than in the case where three or more children from the same nuclear family are entered into the school.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, benefactors of the school make it possible for the school to offer fully funded scholarships or bursaries for part of a student?s fees for deserving scholars at any year level.
Candidates for these scholarships will need to ensure that all papers are accurate and complete. Information submitted becomes part of any scholarship offer, and the subsequent discovery of plagiarism, inaccuracies or incompleteness may provide cause for withdrawal of any offer made. Copies of certificates, references and a transcript of academic performance will need to be submitted, as will a letter of support from either the applicant?s current principal or her/his current guidance counsellor. This letter should include predicted examination grades and a statement of the applicant?s contributions to her/his current school in non-academic areas.
The school is keen to encourage the attendance at The Codrington School of large families. In cases where there are three or more children registered as fee-paying students at the school at the same time, the bursary committee of the board of governors may decide to offer a bursary for a certain proportion of the tuition fees to the parents/guardians of such children whose fees are fully met by the family rather than by an external agency. In such cases, parents/guardians are not asked to provide financial statements to substantiate the case for a bursary. Normally, the level of such a bursary would not exceed 10% of the relevant fee level for each of the children involved.