Primary 1 Assessment Week - Starting Monday 13 January, 2020

Posted on 25th Nov 2019 in The Junior School

ESMS Junior School will be holding an Assessment Week commencing Monday 13 January for entry into Primary 1 classes in August 2020. 

Our Assessment Week is the ideal opportunity for your child to join our unique family of schools. Come along and meet our friendly teachers, who will enjoy getting to know you and your child, and see our school in action to find out what happens on a typical day. 

At ESMS, we want to feel confident that all of our children will be happy and successful. Our expectation is that the boys and girls will be able to access the curriculum whilst still enjoying the multitude of opportunities available. Therefore, children who are not currently part of our Nursery and who would like to enter Primary 1 are assessed so that we can get to know them. We look at their potential to ensure they will blend well with the children who have already spent some time in our school Nursery and that we are able to meet with their needs.

Families are able to book their appointment at a time that suits them best throughout our Assessment Week.
  • Assessments are held in a child-friendly environment, with activities designed to enable the child to relax and to be themselves 
  • Each child works one to one with one of our Early Years Teachers
  • Our entrance assessments cover a range of areas such as language and communication skills, basic numeracy and fine motor control skills
  • We do not expect children to be able to read or write and no preparation is required

All of our teachers enjoy meeting and finding out more about each child and their interests. At the same time, our multipurpose hall for Nursery and Primary 1 children is transformed into a café providing Mums and Dads with space to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee whilst reading the paper and the chance to chat with members of our Junior School Management team.

You can read more about the ESMS Junior School experience here.  

Please contact our Admissions Manager, Hannah, to register your child's place and organise your time slot at your earliest convenience.
0131 311 1111

We currently have a limited number of spaces in Primary 1 for entry in August 2020.  

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