Stage 1 : Completing the Application
- Soft or hard copies of the completed application form are submitted to the Office of Admissions.
- The registration fee can be paid online (see preferred options in Guide) or paid at a bank, into the GIS Account (see details in Guide). The finance department will also accept cash payment in cedi equivalent for the registration fee only. No other payment is required at this point. The fee is $100 (USD) for all applications (Nursery to Sixth Form)
NB: The School is unable to proceed with an application without all of step 1 being in place.
All applications are to be submitted to the Office of Admissions located in the administration block in the Secondary School.
As soon as the completed application is received, the file will undergo a detailed review by the Office of Admissions. If appropriate, the review will also involve Academic Management, Counsellor and the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo). All applications go to the Principal for final approval. Applications will be acknowledged within the working week. Parents will be notified by e-mail, so should ensure that all contact information on the application is correct.
If an application has been unsuccessful, parents will be notified by email and are required to indicate their intent to remain on the waiting list for the next academic year.
Please find below the steps in the admissions process:
Stage 2: Entrance Assessments
- English is the language of instruction, therefore, entrance exams are conducted in English
- Entry assessments for Nursery, Reception and Year One take place in April.
- Year Two to Year Six entry assessments take place in June.
- Secondary School entrance examinations take place in May
- -Forms One to Three are tested in Maths and English
- -Form Four students are tested in Maths, English and Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) and, if a student wants to study a language (e.g. French or Spanish), he or she will be tested in that subject.
- Late entrants (expatriates and returnee Ghanaians ) will be tested in August or as required.
- Non-resident applicants may, at the discretion of the Head of Admissions, be tested in their country of residence.
- Results and recommendations will be submitted to the Office of Admissions for evaluation in consultation with the sectional VPs and Principal.
- From 2017, prospective locally domiciled students are required to spend a day in the year group to which they have applied. This is to enable teachers to observe pupils in the school setting and fully assess whether G.I.S. can meet their needs.
Acceptance/ Denial of Placement
The decision to make an offer of admissions is always approved by the Principal
- After the assessment, Parents/Guardians will receive notification by e-mail on whether their child will be offered a place or not.
Stages 3 and 4: Payment of Fees and submission of documentation
- Once the child has received acceptance into the school, the appropriate admission and tuition fee payment must be paid by 30th June in the year of entry for students enrolling in September. Late or midyear entrants will be given individual timeframes. When payment is made at any one of our designated banks (please see fee schedule), the deposit slip must be submitted to the Accounts Office as proof of payment.
- When the deposit slip from the bank is presented, an official receipt will be issued from the school.
- Parents are informed of all mandatory documentation including medical reports and previous school reports and given a deadline for submission
- A ‘Welcome to GIS’ pack is given by the Office of Admissions
*Please note that all monetary transactions must be done through the Cashier, located on the ground floor of the Administration Block.
Orientation and School-related information
The Office of Admissions provides orientation events for all new families which are repeated over the academic year.
An Information Pack is provided on uniforms and the daily requirements and procedures in the appropriate section(s) of the School.
Parents are supported through the ‘Parent Buddy’ scheme