Admissions Policy


The International School of Ahafo is a day school and is open to all Newmont Ghana Ahafo Mine families and children of full-time teachers at ISA.  It welcomes all age-appropriate children. Students moving to MKV are accepted throughout the year, although entry at the beginning of terms is encouraged, where possible. For non-MKV students, there is a selection process. This involves written assessments in English and Mathematics and an interview with parents and the student. For non-MKV families, the times to apply will be advertised through Newmont. Nursery is open only to MKV families. ISA welcomes applications from all age-appropriate children.

           Year               Cut Off Ages                                                                                                                                                      
Reception  At least 4 and not older by 4 by August 31 of the school year they apply
Year 1  At least 5 and not older by 5 by August 31 of the school year they apply
Year 2  At least 6 and not older than 6 by August 31 of the school year they apply
Year 3  At least 7 and not older than 7 by August 31 of the school year they apply
 Year 4  At least 8 and not older than 8 by August 31 of the school year they apply
 Year 5  At least 9 and not older than 9 by August 31 of the school year they apply
 Year 6  At least 10 and not older than 10 by August 31 of the school year they apply
 Year 7  At least 11 and not older than 11 by August 31 of the school year they apply
 Year 8 At least 12 and not older than 12 by August 31 of the school year they apply 
 Year 9  At least 13 and not older than 13 by August 31 of the school year they apply 

Children will be placed in the correct class for their age unless there are compelling academic or social reasons for doing  otherwise, in which case parents will be invited to discuss the situation. Please note that lack of fluency in English is not regarded at ISA as a compelling academic reason for placing a child in a younger class.  Children learn powerfully from their friends and will do so more effectively through daily interaction with children who are approximately  their own age. Our year placement takes into account the academic and social development of the students. We believe students should be with children of a similar age, tackling tasks with the appropriate intellectual challenge.

Year 1 and 2 Pep

Abena Year 7

The MKV Nursery caters for age-appropriate children whose parents work with Newmont Ghana or the International School of Ahafo and live in MKV. The facility is an equal opportunities nursery and therefore, no child will be turned away on the grounds of gender, race, religion or disability. A child must be aged at least 2 years old on or before August 31st of the current school year for admittance to the MKV Nursery.

All parents and care givers are required to complete the Application Form which is available at the school and return it to the School Office with copies of the following:

Once a child has been registered at the MKV Nursery, a welcome pack will be sent to the parents. 

 Nursery African wear