Elizabeth Moir School welcomes applications for admission at any time for boys and girls aged two and a half and above of all nationalities and backgrounds.

Entrance Test

All students from KG1 upwards are expected to sit entrance tests in English and Mathematics. Students entering Early Learners and Pre KG have an interview with the Class Teachers instead. Admission is based on a student’s performance on these tests, their reports from their previous school and their interviews with the Head of School. Although Elizabeth Moir School is academically selective, we aim to assess applicants based on their future potential rather than just their current attainment and we also take other factors into consideration, such as character, attitude and extra-curricular achievements.

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Special Needs

We have limited resources to provide for students with Special Educational Needs, and these are normally devoted to students whose Special Needs are identified while they are in the school after joining at a young age. We are not normally able to admit students with Special Needs, therefore, and we will not take a student if we feel we cannot provide for their individual needs.


Each year, the school offers scholarships to both internal and external students for the IGCSE and A Level courses. The scholarships are highly prestigious: candidates are expected to have an exceptional academic record, and to have shown themselves to be leaders in the classroom in terms of effort and participation as well as achievement. We are looking for students who not only possess natural flair for their subjects but also display genuine interest in learning.

The scholarship papers are designed to challenge students of the highest calibre. They aim to assess students’ future potential by testing their ability to think independently and creatively in response to new ideas.

6th Form Scholarship exams will take place on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd June.

The Admission Process

Throughout the academic year, we welcome boys and girls into our Junior and Senior
Schools, confident that each student will settle into his or her new surroundings with considerable


Stage 01

For each prospective student, an admissions form must be completed by his or her parents. The school also requires the following documents

  • A currrent photograph of the student

  • A copy of the student's most recent school report

  • The student's passport (this will be photocopied and returned immediately )


Stage 02

To help ascertain the standard and suitability of each applicant, all prospective students are required to sit an entrance test.


Stage 03

In addition to meeting all parents, the Head of School personally interviews all applicants to discuss their interests and answer any questions that they may have about the school.

Parents are informed of the school’s decision within two working days.


Once completed the Admissions Form can be emailed to for Senior School Applications and for Junior School Applications.


School fees for the 2023/2024 academic year are as follows:

School Development Fund Donation for new students (non-refundable)

KG 1 - Form 5 Rs. 175,000/-
Lower 6 - Upper 6 Rs. 125,000/-

Term Fees

Early Learners - Pre KG Rs. 238,875/-
KG 1 - KG 2 Rs. 323,700/-
Junior 1 - Junior 5 Rs. 399,750/-
Form 1 - Form 3 Rs. 460,200/-
Form 4 - Upper 6 Rs. 516,750/-

Book Fee for stationery and hire of books (payable every year)

Early Learners - Pre KG Rs. 16,500/-
KG 1 – KG 2 Rs. 24,000/-
Junior 1 – Junior 5 Rs. 31,500/-
Form 1 – Form 3 Rs. 39,000/-
Form 4 – Form 5 Rs. 47,500/-
Lower 6 – Upper 6 Rs. 39,000/-


Michaelmas Term: 04 th September 2023 - 15 th December 2023
Lent Term: 08 th January 2024 - 28 th March 2024
Summer Term: 22 th April 2024 - 5 th July 2024
Which class for my child?

Identifying the correct class for your child can be confusing as different countries call each year a different name: Year 6 in the UK, for example, is the equivalent of Grade 5 in Sri Lanka and the USA. The table below shows how the classes at Elizabeth Moir School correspond with those from other education systems:

Junior School

Senior School

Yes, Elizabeth Moir School is the only international school in Sri Lanka to be owned and run by British nationals.
Class sizes have strict limits to ensure that each child receives the individual attention they need. At the Junior School, Early Learners has a maximum of 12 students and no class is allowed to go above 22 students. All classes up to and including Junior 1 have 2 teachers. At the Senior School, classes are split in many subjects and the limit for any class is 24 students.
We take students' educational background into consideration when we mark entrance tests and assess students based on what they do know, not what they do not. As an international school, we are used to helping students adjust to our style of teaching and assessment if they have come from a different system.
Although it is always better for students to join at the start of the academic year in August, we recognise that this is not always possible. Teachers are used to students joining during a school year and will give them whatever help they need to catch up, even modifying end-of-term exams if required.
There are induction sessions for both the students and parents of the Early Learners class in the week before the academic year starts. A third teacher is also employed for the first month to help children settle quickly and easily.
Yes, we have excellent EFL programmes in both sections of the school. For more information, please click here. There are separate entrance tests for students entering our EFL programme.
The academic year starts in the last week of August. There are 3 terms in the academic year. To view the calendar for the current school year, please click here.
The Junior and Senior Schools start at 8.10am and 8.20am respectively.
The safety of the children entrusted to us is our first priority. Both the Junior and Senior Schools have gates which are permanently supervised by security guards and well-practised emergency drills. There are regular First Aid courses for staff from both schools run by St. John's Ambulance.