Enrolment at OIS

Our school is over-subscribed in most year groups, so we advise you to apply for enrolment at OIS as early as possible, especially if you have children for more than one year group. We are an inclusive school, but we cannot enroll students if we do not feel we are able to support them through their learning journey.

During the application process, prospective students will sit a placement test. The test is designed to assess cognitive ability and learning style, there is no pass or fail mark. Rather, our staff will look at the online test and decide whether or not we are able to help the student. If the test indicates that a student may need extra support and we are able to offer that to them, then they can still join us.

In addition, sometimes we may need to speak with parents to make private arrangements for additional support, for instance if there are clear special needs or a significant disability. Our Student Support Department will assist with this.

Guiding Principles

The school accepts students between 6 and 19 years of age regardless of ethnicity, religious beliefs, nationality, social background, or gender, and wishes to promote learning, cultures, and international understanding.

Oeiras International School is committed to attracting students who have a positive attitude and wish to pursue an International Baccalaureate education.

Students will receive appropriate support to achieve their academic and social potential.

Priorities for Admission

  • First Priority: current students, students of OIS staff and founding / associate members will have first priority for places in the following year.
  • Second Priority: given to siblings of current OIS students.
  • Other applicants will be accepted as they apply, as long as there is space in the school, and subject to the procedures set out below.
  • Under equal previous conditions, an offer will be made to the student(s) with the best previous academic record.

Restrictions on Admission

A learning support program has been developed at Oeiras International School as in any other inclusive IB World School. However, applicants with severe emotional needs cannot be catered for.


In order to ensure that teaching and learning is differentiated to meet the needs of students, it is very important that we receive relevant and available documentation from any previous school(s) and to have an interview with the applicant.