How to apply to CLIP

Whether you are considering enrolling your child in our Form Pre-K, Kindergarten, or any other grade, we are committed to providing a seamless and transparent admissions journey. We value each student's diversity and unique perspectives in our community.

 

  • Admissions for the academic year 2024/25 for Kindergarten (Born 2020), Reception (Born 2019) and Form 5 (Born 2014) are currently open. Pre-K (Born 2021) is officially closed, as we have no more vacancies. Thank you for your understanding.

 

  • Admissions for the academic year 2024/25 for Form 1 (Born 2018), Form 2 (Born 2017), Form 3 (Born 2016), Form 4 (Born 2015), Form 6 (Born 2013), Form 7 (Born 2012), Form 8 (Born 2011), Form 9 (Born 2010), and Form 11 (Born 2008), will be opening on the 2nd of April at 15h00 (GMT+0).

 

The school’s policy is not to accept new students in Form 10 and 12 due to the end of the IGCSE and A-level exam cycle.

 

Preference is given to siblings of students attending CLIP and children of alumni. Other applicants will be accepted as they apply, on a first-come, first-served basis, depending on availability, and subject to admission procedures. Vacancies are based on the number of students that leave the school, and the payment of the pre-registration fee (non-refundable) does not guarantee a place in our school.

 

CLIP will be contacting your child's current school to obtain a reference.

 

If you have any questions or require further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our admissions team. We look forward to getting to know you and your family and helping you embark on this exciting educational journey with us.

 

If you require any additional information regarding the admissions process, please contact us through admissions@clip.pt

 

Please note: At the moment, we're only processing admissions for the academic year 2024/2025. Applications for the years 2025/2026 and beyond are currently closed.

Eligibility

All applicants to CLIP are considered, regardless of their ethnicity, religion, sex, or national origin. If a place is available, applicants are interviewed and assessed by the respective Director of the relevant School or their representative. Each candidate's profile is developed, including quantitative and qualitative data. The former involves testing results and school records, such as grade and progress reports, exam, and test results, psychological and/or psychiatric assessments, etc. Qualitative data include student interviews, home assessments and personal observations made by staff. The above notwithstanding, CLIP is a non-selective school.

 

English is the language of instruction in all year groups. Accessing the curriculum successfully within a reasonable time and thriving in our English-language learning environment is the guiding principle for admission to the school. English as Additional Language (EAL) support is available within our academic programme.

Scheduling Visits

Access to the school is restricted. Please book your visit using our admissions visits platform.

Unfortunately, we are completely booked until May. Soon we will add dates for June, July, and August. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Application

Please use the following link to fill out the pre-application form:

 

https://cms-files.clip.pt/CLIP/form/form.html

  

Please note that the vacancies available are limited, and the pre-registration fee (non-refundable) does not guarantee a place in our school.

You will need to attach to the application form a photocopy of the applicant's ID/Passport, the latest school report and specialist reports (if applicable).

 

If you are re-applying, you do not need to pay the pre-registration fee again.
 
Our Admission Officers will then notify you in terms of the availability and provide you with any guidance required.