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Wednesday 28 August 2019
First day of Term 1

Monday 30 September 2019
Staff Professional Development Day – School is closed

Wednesday 9 October 2019
Staff Professional Development Day – School is closed

Monday 14 October 2019
Community Day – Students on field trips in London for the day

Monday 21 – Friday 25 October 2019
School Closed – October Half-term

December 16 – January 3 2020
School Closed – Winter Break

Monday 6 January 2020
First day of Term 2

Monday 17 – Friday 21 February 2020
School Closed – February Half-term

Monday 6 – Friday 17 April 2020
School Closed – Spring Break

Monday 20 April 2020
First day of Term 3

Friday 8 May 2020
School closed for public holiday

Monday 25 May 2020
School closed for public holiday

Friday 29 May 2020
Community Day – Students on field trips in London for the day

Tuesday 30 June 2020
Last day of term

Wednesday 1 July – Monday 31 August 2020
School Closed – Summer Break

Tuesday 1 September
First day of term 2020/21

Admissions at Halcyon

Providing an exceptional education that draws out the unique potential of each student.

Through our holistic, personal and intentional application process, we aim to learn if Halcyon fits well with the student’s and family’s educational goals.

Halcyon has a rolling admissions process, meaning there is no deadline. However, we process applications in the order in which they are received. Due to the limited number of places we encourage families to apply as soon as possible as grades/year groups fill up quickly.

There is no entrance exam for general applications to Halcyon. We are interested to know how a child can demonstrate their learning every day rather than what can be shown in one hour. Therefore, we review a range of documents offering different perspectives and spend time with both parents and applicant in an informal interview to assess if Halcyon and student/family are the right fit. Our priority is for each student to thrive in our school by providing an education that challenges and inspires.

Who should apply?

Halcyon provides an exceptional learning environment for students who have the self-discipline, a positive attitude and the aptitude to thrive academically in the rigorous IB Middle Years and Diploma Programmes. Our students have the opportunity to develop the necessary academic proficiencies and life-readying skills to be inquisitive and collaborative learners. Halcyon students strive to be engaged and open-minded global citizens.

Halcyon’s criteria for applicants:

Halcyon seeks students who evidence the academic skills and competencies to thrive in an International Baccalaureate environment recognised for its academic rigour and diverse assessment methods. Prospective students will need to demonstrate

1. strong academic performance, as determined by school reports/transcripts/references and, if necessary, an indicative assessment at Halcyon
2. good intrapersonal skills, self-discipline and a curious, independent sense of inquiry
3. good interpersonal skills, the ability to collaborate effectively with peers and adults and to build positive social connections
4. positive engagement with extra- or co-curricular activities
5. personal engagement with activities which support the community.

Applicants and their parents should have an active commitment to the International Baccalaureate curriculum, including a commitment to learning an additional language.

In addition:
6. students must have sufficient English language proficiency to be able to access learning. The school reserves the right not to admit applicants whose command of English would not allow them to access the curriculum and have a reasonable opportunity for success.
7. applicants for whom there has not been a full, accurate, disclosure of educational records, including all previous psychological/educational testing, will not be considered for admission.

As a day school, Halcyon requires that each student be living with his or her parent/s, or legal guardian, who must be legally resident in the UK. All applicants must possess the appropriate UKVI Tier 4 sponsor. Halcyon London International School is a UKVI Tier 4 Sponsor and is able to sponsor visas for suitable applicants who meet the admissions criteria.

The School will not offer a place if, after all reasonable adjustments have been made, the School will not be able to provide adequately or appropriately for the child’s physical and educational needs or promote the child’s well-being. It is assumed that newly-enrolled students will automatically progress through the School, subject to him/her meeting the required standards of behaviour and progress.

Our Admissions Process

How to apply to Halcyon



Halcyon offers generous means-tested bursaries for school fees to deserving, academically strong students. Please contact the Admissions Director to express interest in applying for a bursary prior to beginning the application process. 

Read our Bursary Policy

Admissions Information

Please read this information before applying