Here is how the enrolment process works.
Step 1: Apply for a place
To apply for a place at the GAP, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your child’s name, date of birth, their level of German knowledge, and your contact details (phone and email).
Places are decided using our rules for priority ratings (listed further down). The date you apply is a factor we consider, and the earlier you apply, the better.
There is no charge to be on our waiting list.
Step 2: Wait to hear if there is a place available
You should receive an email reply to confirm we have received your application, within a few days (slightly longer in the term breaks and summer holidays). In the unlikely event that you don’t hear from us, please contact us again.
Once we can place your chlid in our class lists, we will send you an Offer of Place.
If there is no place available, or if you have applied for a future year, we will put you on the waiting list.
Remember that children need to be toilet trained (out of nappies) when they attend the GAP. You can (and probably should, given our waiting lists for some years), apply for a place prior to your child being toilet trained, however!
Step 3: Visit the GAP to see us in action
Whether we can offer you a place right away or not, it pays for you to be ready for when your Offer of Place arrives. Please organise to come in and visit the GAP to see us in action, in a Schnuppertag. We recommend you do this no more than 3 months in advance of when you would like your child to start.
Received an Offer of Place email?
Once you receive your Offer of Place, email us right away to confirm you would like the place. Then visit our Terms and Conditions of Enrolment page, to find out how to pay your deposit and your fees, how to activate your membership, and when your enrolment forms are due, etc.
When will we know if we have a place?
Offers of place for a new school year usually go out in October of the previous year. It is good to check back with us around that time.
For mid-year starters, offers don’t usually go out any earlier than 6 weeks prior to the child’s start date.