The Entrance Examinations Committee recommends and the Board of Directors accepts the following regulations:
- The School accepts students from public primary schools based on their results of the Entrance Examinations, as well as students from The Grammar Junior School who are exempted from the Entrance Examinations.
- The School’s Entrance Examinations are held on dates approved by the Ministry of Education and Culture.
- A student must pass both subjects (Mathematics and Greek for Greek speakers and Mathematics and English for non-Greek speakers) with an average above 50%. If in either of the two subjects, a candidate receives a grade below 50% then they are considered to have failed the examinations no matter what the grade of the other subject is. Successful candidates may be enrolled as Class 1 students by paying the down-payment which is non-refundable.
- Runners-up are considered those candidates who have reached the minimum acceptable general average (in both subjects) as calculated by the Entrance Examinations Committee but are not in the first 96 places and: If there are places available, they will be offered to the runners-up as follows:
80% of the places will be allocated to the runners-up by rank number,
20% of the places will be allocated to candidates by rank number and who belong to one or more of the following groups:
i. have a sibling at The Grammar School,
ii. have at least one parent who is a member of The Grammar School Graduates Association,
iii. are members of a Cypriot ethnic minority.
- If no candidates belong to any of the categories mentioned in paragraph 4, the remaining 20% places will be allocated to the runners-up by rank number.
Applications & Placement Examinations
If there are places available in Classes 2, 3 and 4, Placement Examinations are conducted at the School premises. Parents should contact the School for further details regarding the availability of places.
For entry to Class 5, students are required to have followed similar International GCSE syllabi at their previous school. For entry to Class 6, students will be considered on the basis of their International GCSE or GCSE performance. For entry to Class 7, students may be accepted provided they have covered the relevant material to the required level.
Note that for all classes, students need to submit their school report or transcript with a grade of 75% or higher, with passing marks in all subjects and ‘Excellent’ conduct.
Candidates are required to register for the Placement Examinations at the School.
Details of arrangements for the day of the examinations are provided upon registration.
Placement Examinations for the Academic Year 2022-2023: The Grammar School Placement Examinations take place on school premises.
These examinations are for Classes 2, 3 and 4
You will need:
- a completed application form
- €120 application fee
- a photocopy of your child’s birth certificate
- one recent passport sized photo
- latest school report or transcript with a grade of 75% or higher, with passing marks in all subjects and ‘Excellent’ conduct
Applications may be submitted at the School reception or online.
Reception opening hours are Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm.
Scholarships are merit-based and awarded annually according to a student’s academic performance and conduct. At the end of the academic year the student who has achieved the highest general average overall in their year will be awarded the 1st scholarship for the next academic year. The student who has achieved the 2nd highest general average will be awarded the 2nd scholarship for the next academic year and so on. Students must maintain a general average above 90% in order to qualify for the scholarship system. Scholarships are not transferable.
Scholarships are awarded to the first ten students as follows:
|1st:||100%||of the tuition fees|
|2nd:||75%||of the tuition fees|
|3rd:||60%||of the tuition fees|
|4th:||50%||of the tuition fees|
|5th:||40%||of the tuition fees|
|6th:||30%||of the tuition fees|
|7th:||20%||of the tuition fees|
|8th:||20%||of the tuition fees|
|9th:||20%||of the tuition fees|
|10th:||20%||of the tuition fees|
In addition to Academic Scholarships, student-athletes who are involved in the Grammar School Sports Programmes are also eligible for scholarships ranging from 30% – 50% discounts on the tuition fees on the Basketball, Tennis, Track and Field and Swimming Programmes and up to 100% scholarships for the Football Sports Programme (in collaboration with Liverpool). Several sports scholarships are available for each of the 5 Sports Programmes. These scholarships vary depending on the number of athletes participating each year.