FAQs

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Which year group will my child be placed in?

Candidates for admission to LICS will be placed by age into the appropriate year group. Once you have provided the Admissions Office with a fully completed application with all the required supporting documents and the intended date of admission the Admissions Secretary will confirm the year that the student could be accepted into at LICS. If the student’s current placement is different to the one our year group allocation according to age, the appropriate Principal will give give their recommendation. In special cases a lower or higher grade can be recommended, and only if it best suits the needs of the child and meets the basic requirements of the LICS Admissions Policy.

What is the minimum age for students to enrol at LICS?

The minimum age for students to join LICS is 1 year 10 months. The student has to be 1 year 10 months by the 30th of June in the year of joining. Potty training is not an admission requirement for learners in the Pre-Primary School.

Is there an application deadline?

There is no application deadline. We enrol students throughout the academic year.

What calendar does LICS follow for their academic year?

Our academic year closely adheres to the northern hemisphere school calendar and starts in August and ends in June.

What is the Registration Fee?

The Registration Fee is a non-refundable payment that enables us to cover the administrative costs of the application process. Re-entering and re-applying students must also pay the Registration Fee.

What is the Security Deposit?

The Security Deposit is a refundable payment that will be refunded when students withdraw, provided a full term’s notice of withdrawal is given. Deductions may be made for any losses or damages to school property.

What is the Capital Development Fund?

The Capital Development Fund is assigned to a fund specifically created to finance capital investments. This fee is a once off non-refundable payment for all new enrolments. Returning LICS students who leave and return do not pay the Capital Development Fund on re-enrolment. Pre-Primary School enrolments are only expected to pay USD 500.00 of the Capital Development Fund and the balance paid before entry into Primary School.

What is included in the tuition fees?

The tuition fees cover academic tuition and after school activities that are offered by LICS staff. Activities that are arranged on campus by outside providers carry an additional charge but learners benefit from having everything provided safely to them on campus.

How many students attend LICS and what are the class sizes?

LICS has approximately 550 students and we proudly represent 50 different nationalites. As per our Admissions Policy our classes are capped at 25 students per class and we have two classes per year group.

Class sizes in the Pre-Primary School conform to the stipulated child-adult ratios as defined in the EYFS Statutory Framework.

What curriculum does LICS offer?

The LICS Pre-Primary School follows the English Early Years Foundation Stage 0-5, Statutory Framework.  Primary and Secondary follow the Cambridge Curriculum with Year 6 Cambridge Checkpoint examinations, Year 9 Cambridge Checkpoint examinations, Year 10 – 11 IGCSE examination years (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) and Year 12 – 13 A Level examinations.

Does LICS offer a lunch programme?

LICS has a homely, comfortable canteen which is independently run by African Butterfly. There is a hot meal of the day which learners can order and enjoy. Included is an over the counter option which serves delicious wholesome on-the-go eats. All food offered is cooked and baked freshly on campus and dietary requirements can also be catered for. The canteen/tuckshop is run on a cashless system with all learners being issued account cards which the parents top up with cash.

Does LICS offer after school activities?

At LICS we have an extensive after school activities schedule which caters for all interests.

We coach five competitive sports at LICS namely football, swimming, hockey, netball and basketball. We are proudly the Warriors and we thrive on dedication and good sportsmanship. Every learner no matter their level, has access to the sports activities offered at LICS.

We are incredibly proud of our LICS Arts Academy which offers a wide range of instrument tuition, dance, choir and band experiences for our learners.

LICS also offers a selection of enrichment clubs where learners develop skills and enjoy a balance to their academics.

We are also very proud of our Pre-Primary School after school activities programme which provides a wide variety of activities each term to the littlest of our LICS learners.

What does the campus offer?

We are a suburb school in Roma which boasts a beautiful campus including spacious classrooms with e-beams for interactive learning, Pre-Primary, Primary and Secondary ICT labs, a 25m swimming pool, a junior pool for our Pre-Primary School learners to develop their water skills, two astro turfs, semi in-door hardcourts and a wonderful Arts Academy – we welcome you to come and visit us!

Do LICS students wear uniform?

We proudly represent our school by wearing LICS uniform. All uniform can be purchased from our uniform shop which can be found in the Hub on campus.

What are the school hours?
Pre-primary Blue – Yellow classes 08:00 – 13:30 with options for afternoon activities till 15:45
Pre-primary Reception classes 07:25 – 13:30 with options for afternoon activities till 14:30
Primary classes 07:25 – 13:30 with option for afternoon activities till 15:30
Secondary classes 07:24 – 14:40 with options for afternoon activities till 16:00
What are the security levels at LICS?

Zambia is a relatively safe country. In spite of this, the safety of learners is of utmost importance to LICS. Once the gates are closed after the start of school, all visitors are logged in by security personnel and issued a visitor’s ID which should be worn on campus. On leaving the campus the ID should be re-submited to security personnel at the point of entry. All parents and staff are given an ID sticker for their car(s) and staff members all wear identifiable name badges.

Does LICS have a school bus service?

LICS does not offer a bus service for pick up and drop off. The school bus is used for school trips and sporting activities.

Are parents welcome to help with school activities/events?

At LICS we really value and appreciate our parent’s involvement on any level. We have an active Parent Teacher Association which provides support for our many exciting yearly school activities. We have a unique community culture at LICS which we are extremely proud of.

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