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Admission Policy

TAFS is an independent school and admission is a matter of the discretion based on professional criteria.

Selection Criteria :

TAFS Admission Policy and selection criteria are based on merit. The student must have a successful history of academic performance and appropriate personal conduct.

Aptitude Test And Interview :

The candidates will have to qualify the Aptitude Test and Interview. If as a result of his / her test and interview, your child is not considered eligible for admission into the level / class for which admission is being sought, then the possibility of accepting him/ her in any other class will not be considered unless the child is re-registered and re-tested for the particular class/ level.

Interaction with Student :

The interaction is designed to familiarize your child with the school environment, understand his/her strengths and what makes him / her unique because TAFS believes that every child has individual talent and multiple intelligence which we would like to develop further, while encouraging new talents to be discovered.

Interaction with Parents :

After the student's interaction, a school staff member will meet with the parent as well. This is an opportunity for us to meet with parents one-on-one. The interview is conducted in a cordial and relaxed manner. The main idea is to know the prospective student and his/her family well, understand the interest and the achievements, the reason for choosing TAFS.

Age Criteria :

Students are considered for admissions according to their age appropriateness for their Level of entry.


Age Limit of Cambridge System:



Key Stage


Age Criteria

Focus of Studies


Pre Nursery

2.5 - 3.5 years



3.5 - 4.5 years


4.5 - 5.5 years


Junior - I

5.5 - 6.5 years

Junior Segment – lasts for five years and covers developing skills in all the fundamental areas of education.

Junior - II

6.5 - 7.5 years

Junior - III

7.5 - 8.5 years

Junior - IV

8.5 - 9.5 years

Junior - V

9.5 - 10.5 years


Age Limit of Senior Cambridge and O / A Level :


Key Stage


Age Criteria

Focus of Studies


Senior - I

10.5 - 11.5 years

Senior Segment – lasts for three years and covers advance learning & other ten areas of education.

Senior - II

11.5 - 12.5 years

Senior - III

12.5 - 13.5 years



13.5 - 14.5 years

O Level Segment  – Three years scheme of studies. Three subjects option is chosen. English. Mathematics, Pakistan Studies, Islamiyat and Urdu are compulsory. School examines at the end of OI.



14.5 - 15.5 years

Cambridge International Examinations  are taken for Pakistan Studies, Urdu, Computer science and Islamiyat.


15.5 - 16.5 years

Cambridge International Examinations are taken for the rest of the subjects.


A Level

16.5 - 17.5 years

A Level School : The examinations are taken at the end of AS-Level, A-Level.


Registration :

The school reserves the right to accept or refuse registration of a child without assigning any reason.