Alba Cathay Chinese School 2021/2022 Enrolment Plan
Alba Cathay Chinese School (ACCS) is a charitable organization run by volunteers from the Edinburgh Chinese community. The school currently has weekend Mandarin Chinese and Chinese art tutoring classes at Edinburgh City Council’s Boroughmuir High School. ACCS has experienced robust growth in pupil numbers and activities in recent years thanks to the support from the local community and the increasing interest in learning Mandarin Chinese. In 2013，ACCS was awarded the prestigious “Model School for Overseas Chinese Education” by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the PRC State Council.
Since Feb 2020，our school is running online teaching only for all our classes because we are not allowed to use the classrooms due to the pandemic restrictions by Edinburgh Council and the Scottish Government.
For the new academic year 2021/22, we are planning to return the normal teaching assuming that we are allowed to use the classrooms from Boroughmuir High School. If there is still no access to the classroom, we will continue to the online teaching until the restriction on the classroom is lifted.
The School is now publishing the enrolment plan for the term commencing in autumn 2021/22:
1. Prospective Pupil
Elementary level 1 for beginners. Parents or guardians wishing to enroll their child to other levels in ACCS are advised to contact the school as early as possible for available places.
2. Selection Conditions
The prospective pupil should have already been admitted to a local primary school (born before 28 Feb 2017). Proof of such primary school admission shall be produced on request by ACCS. Due to the resource restrictions, when the qualified children number exceeds the planned enrolment number, ACCS may take into account the following factors for priority enrolment:
- i) The child has a sibling attending the school already;
- ii) The child’s parent or guardian is a language tutor at ACCS;
- iii) Under the same conditions, priority is given to the child who has an earlier birthday;
- iv) Under the same conditions, priority is given to the child who registered first;
ACCS has a Waiting List for children it cannot admit during the open admission time. Priority in the waiting list follows the same rules set out above. The waiting list operates from the date of notification by ACCS advising the parents or guardians of the school for which the child has been admitted/not admitted until the last session of the current school year. The child’s name is added to/removed from the waiting list at any time upon the request from the parents or guardian
Parents or guardians shall register the child online as soon as possible for 2021/22 admission at the school website.
The existing student is also required to register online to select the Chinese Class and/or the activity class.
Enquires shall be made using the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to reduce the impact on our student’s family, the school has decided to keep the fees for the language courses and the activity courses at the same level as the previous year. Please see the fee section for the details of the fees.
- ACCS school board is responsible for the interpretation of this document;