Canggu Community School operates a non-discriminatory admissions policy. Admissions are accepted and welcomed throughout the year, where places are available. CCS admits students whose academic, personal, social and emotional needs can be met by the School’s programs and services, and who can be integrated into a mainstream classroom. The School regrets that it cannot presently accept students with severe physical or learning disabilities.

CCS reserves the right to refuse admission to the school when:

  1. It is determined that the student would not benefit educationally from attending the School.
  2. The student has a negative scholastic/behavioral record, and is deemed to be likely to have a negative impact on the CCS community.
  3. The School has no space within a class or year group.
  4. Required documents and agreements are not provided and signed by parents or guardians.
  5. The student has special needs that can not be fully catered for within the current facilities, personnel and budget restrictions.

CCS offers English as an Additional Language to support students with this need (EAL). Refer to EAL section of the Parent/Student Handbook.
Admission to the School will be determined by the Admissions Officer, the appropriate Coordinator, Deputy Principal, Principal and/or Director. The following criteria are used in student placement decisions: year group age appropriateness and previous school experiences and records. Ultimately, the year placement will be where the student’s learning and developmental needs will be best met.

  • Age 3 by September 1st to enter Pre-School.
  • Age 4 by September 1st to enter Reception.
  • Age 5 by September 1st to enter Year 1.
  • Age 6 by September 1st to enter Year 2 etc.

Admissions Procedures

Parents and guardians are invited to view the School website and/or arrange a site visit to ascertain if they wish to enroll their child.

The CCS Admissions Procedure Checklist application form is available from the CCS website or the admissions office.

Where necessary, the School will arrange a trial visit. The School will attempt, wherever possible, to inform parents no more than seven (7) days later whether or not a place can be offered.

Target Class Sizes

The School’s policy is that, wherever possible, we will limit class sizes to a maximum of twenty students in Early Years classes, twenty-two students in Key Stage 1, and twenty-four in Key Stage 2 classes and upwards. Under extenuating circumstances, for example to accommodate a new teacher’s child or a child repeating a year, it may be necessary to exceed this number.

Waiting List

In the event that a year group is already full when a registration is completed, the student will be placed on a waiting list. Placement on a waiting list cannot be made until the Application Fee is received and it does not guarantee a place for the starting date that is requested as it is still dependent upon a place being available.

Students are placed on the waiting list for each year according to the date the Application Fee is received. Students are given priority on the waiting list if they are:

  1. The child of an employee of CCS.
  2. The sibling of a student who has been at CCS for more than one term.
  3. The child of a current employee of the Finns Recreation Club.
  4. A former student of CCS.
  5. The child of a member of the Finns Recreation Club

Where a student fulfills more than one of the priority criteria stated above, their application will receive a higher priority status.
The following category is currently not relevant, but will be applied in the future:
1.    The child of a former student.

If no place is available for the entry date for which a student applies, he/she will be automatically transferred to the next term’s waiting list. At the end of the school year, a student’s name on the waiting list will be transferred to the next year level.

Upon notification of a place being available, the student at the top of the waiting list will be offered that place. If the offer cannot be accepted, it will be offered directly to the next person on the waiting list.


Enrollment occurs when a place is offered and the commencement date for the student is organised. This will be confirmed by the Admissions Officer, in writing. At this time, the Refundable Notice Deposit is due.

On payment of the Registration Fee and/or Tuition Fees, parents and guardians are deemed to have accepted in full the policies, terms and conditions of the School as contained in the Parent and Student Handbook or as otherwise notified to parents in writing.

Withdrawal Notice

The School’s ability to minimize fee increases for all parents is very much dependent on enrollment numbers in each year group. To help the school to manage our enrollments efficiently, it is very important that parents give the School at least one term’s notice of withdrawal, in writing, before the start of a term. Failure to give one full term’s notice will result in the forfeiture of the Refundable Notice Deposit (RND).

The School reserves the right to withdraw a place when any or all of the following conditions apply:

  • The student’s needs and/or best interests cannot be met effectively.
  • Due to the student’s needs, his or her presence in the class has a detrimental effect on a significant number of other students within the class.
  • The student’s behavior is deemed to jeopardize the welfare of the School community.
  • Educationally significant information is withheld during the admission process.
  • A student’s attendance record drops to an unacceptable level (absence of more than 10% or 18 days would be considered extreme).
  • Required documents and agreements are not updated and signed by parents or guardians as required.