Admissions Procedure


The International School of Ahafo is open to all Newmont Ghana Ahafo Mine families and children of full-time teachers at ISA. Students moving to the area are accepted throughout the year, although entry at the beginning of term is encouraged, where possible. For the 2020/2021 academic year, the school has classes from Reception (KG2) to Year 8 (JHS 2). Year 9 is not offered in the 2020-2021 academic year, but will be offered in the future. Nursery will only be open to MKV families. ISA welcomes applications from all age-appropriate children.

      Year                             Cut Off Ages                                                                                             
Reception All children at least 4 years of age and not older than 5 years by August 31, 2020
Year 1 All children at least 5 years of age and not older than 6 years by August 31, 2020
 Year 2 All children at least 6 years of age and not older than 7 years by August 31, 2020
 Year 3 All children at least 7 years of age and not older than 8 years by August 31, 2020
 Year 4 All children at least 8 years of age and not older than 9 years by August 31, 2020
 Year 5 All children at least 9 years of age and not older than 10 years by August 31, 2020
 Year 6 All children at least 10 years of age and not older than 11 years by August 31, 2020
 Year 7 All children at least 11 years of age and not older than 12 years by August 31, 2020
 Year 8 All children at least 12 years of age and not older than 13 years by August 31, 2020

Admission will be on a competitive basis as there are limited openings; there will be entrance assessments for students and interviews with students and parents. Initial vacancies per class can be found in the table below. Please note that these vacancies are based on COVID-19 and social distancing requirements. As restrictions are eased, class sizes will increase accordingly.

    Class               Reception                Year 1 & 2                Year 3 & 4                Year 5 & 6             Year 7 & 8       
 Maximum   10  10 10  10  10
 MKV Students  7

Y1 - 3

Y2 - 2

 Y3 - 2

 Y4 - 2

 Y5 -0

 Y6 -2

 Y6 -2

 Y7 - 0

Vacancies 3 5  6  8  8

An overview of our admissions process has been provided below and the process must be successfully completed before a student is considered for enrolment.


Step 1: Complete the Application Form online via the links below

Applications open on 1st January 2021 and interested parents can apply online via the school’s website www.isa.edu.gh and on Google Forms via the following link:

Applications close on Friday, 15th January 2021
Entrance Assessments and Interviews start onMonday, 18th January 2021

Step 2: Download and return a hard copy of the Application Form with the following supporting documents to the School Office:

ISA is an equal opportunities school and therefore no child will be turned away on the grounds of gender, race, religion or disability.

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