Applying to Junior School

1. Submission of Application Documents

For all children applying to JIS we need to receive the following completed forms. These can be emailed or couriered to the School. Our preferred option is by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Application for Admission Form. This must be signed on the final page by both parents and/or a guardian. The final page also lists the Terms and Conditions of enrolment at JIS. It is important that you read this page carefully before you sign the form.
  • School Health Form. This must be completed and signed by a medical doctor or nurse and stamped accordingly.  
  • Nursery / Kindergarten Form (if relevant)
  • Junior School Language Form (Years 1 - 6)
  • If applicable, previous school report (and translation if not in English).
  • If applicable, a copy of the latest Special Needs / Educational Psychologist report. (Limited support is available for children with Special Needs so each child is evaluated on a case by case basis.)
  • 3 recent passport size photos or a jpeg. 
  • Copy of Birth Certificate and translation if not in English.
  • Copy of child’s passport
  • Copy of father and mother’s' passports.
  • Copy of father and mother’s Bruneian Identity Card (* For non Bruneian applicants, the school will require a copy once identity cards been issued after arrival in Brunei).
  • B$200 application fee (non refundable). Overseas applicants can either pay upon arrival in Brunei or by online banking transfer. A receipt will be issued for this fee.

2. Assessments for Nursery and Kindergarten

Your child would meet with the Head of Junior School or the Head of Preprep together with one of the Early Years staff who would discuss with you what level your child is presently at using the UK Early Years Foundation goals as a baseline. The Head of Junior School would make the final decision as to whether JIS would be the best place for your child.

junior structure
*JIS reserves the right to change the number of classes as numbers of students change

3.    Assessments for Reception, Years 1 and 2

You and your child would meet with the Head of Preprep who will ask your child to show what they can do - reading, writing and Maths in order to assess your child’s present ability levels. They will discuss this with you. The Head of Preprep would make the final decision as to whether JIS would be the best place for your child.

4.     Assessment for Year 3

Your child would meet with the Head of Junior School or the Head of Lower PrePrep (Years 3 & 4) who will spend some time reading, writing and checking Maths in order to assess your child’s present ability levels. They will also meet with you as parents to discuss this. The Head of Junior School or Head of Preprep would make the final decision as to whether JIS would be the best place for your child to continue their studies.

5.    Assessments for Years  4, 5 and 6

1.   Your child will need to sit a 2 hour (with rest breaks) online Cognitive Ability Test (CAT4). This online test is not a curriculum test. It is actually a series of short tests designed to assess four different areas –

  •  Verbal Reasoning Test – thinking with words
  • Quantitative (or Numerical) Reasoning Test – thinking with numbers
  • Non Verbal Reasoning Test – thinking with shapes
  • Spatial Ability Test – thinking with shape and space

 The reason for these tests is that we receive applications from children who have been educated in many different countries / curriculum across the world. This gives us a consistent way of comparing students from many different backgrounds.

 2.   In addition, your child will need to sit

a.   an online Progress Test in Maths (PTM). It takes about 40-60 minutes but there is no time limit.

b.   an online Progress Test in English (PTE) . It takes about 40-60 minutes but there is no time limit.

It may be possible to arrange for these online tests to be taken at your child’s present school if applying from overseas.   

3.   Depending on the computer test results, we may ask a specialist teacher to have a further assessment with your child.

4.   The final stage of the process is to meet the Head of Junior School or Head of Lower Prep / Upper Prep who will spend some time with your child. S/he will informally interview your child and may also ask your child to do some reading, writing and maths. 

6. After Assessment

You will be informed by the Registrar or Senior Registrar either at the end of the interview process, or within a few days, if an offer of a place at JIS is to be made and the start date. Successful applicants receive a formal letter of offer and an endorsed Student Pass application (for non Bruneian students). There is an acceptance form attached to the letter that needs to be signed and returned to the Admissions Office to formally complete the Admissions process.

7. Purchase of Uniform and Stationery

Once a confirmed offer is made, you can proceed with purchasing the school uniform and stationery set for your child.

Please note – All enrolments into the Junior School are provisional for an academic term.