FAQS – Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do I apply for a place in your school?
Application forms can be obtained at the school’s finance office and on this website. A registration fee is paid to obtain the application form at the school. For downloaded applications, the fee is paid on submission of the form at the school. Completed application forms should be submitted at the school. Unpaid and incomplete forms will not be processed. Please note that putting in an application does not automatically guarantee admission.
2. When should I apply?
For entry into Reception 1 (our kindergarten class), we advise that parents register their children at birth. Applications for all other classes can be done before the academic year in which one wants to enroll for begins (Please note that admission to all other classes depends on available place(s) in the relevant class or where the child concerned has previously attended WIS but for some reason has been absent).
3. What are the requirements for admission?
Gaining admission into Westfield International School requires that you purchase, complete and submit an application form along with the necessary documents (as stated on the application form) in time for processing, shortlisted for and successful in the entrance exam or interview. Please note, all terms and conditions apply. See our Admissions Policy page for more information.
4. When does the academic year begin and end?
Our school year starts in September each year and ends in August.
5. Can I enroll my child after the school year has started?
Admissions within the school year are only done when there is vacancy for the particular class required in the first and second terms only. These are however not guaranteed. We generally advise parents to apply for admission before the academic year starts.
6. What curriculum do you offer?
Our school follows the broad-spectrum curriculum and syllabi of the Ghana Education Service at Primary and Junior High School levels. However, we seek to introduce international dimensions to this whenever possible.
7. Does the school have boarding facilities?
There are no boarding facilities at the school. WIS is solely a day school at all levels.
8. What time does your school day begin and end?
Our school day officially begins at 7am. However official closing times for each school varies as follows: 3:00pm for the Primary school, 3:30pm for the Junior High . All our schools have an additional hours each for extra classes which are compusory.
9. What are your fees?
Actual fees schedules or bills are generated (based on the charges pertaining to an academic year or term) at the school for parents whose wards qualify for admissions after going through the entrance interview or exams. Our fees are mainly admission fees for new entrants and termly fees which includes payments for tuition, books and stationery, ICT facilities and PTA levy. Any additions or changes to these are communicated to parents. Please note that termly fees excludes feeding and uniforms.
10. Is there a school lunch service?
There is a lunch service available for all school levels where children can order and buy their lunch. For children in the Primary school, arrangements can be made at the school for purchases to be made on their behalf where needed. Please note that payments for this are not included in termly fees.
11. Where can I buy uniforms?
Uniforms are available at the school office – only cash payments are accepted.