Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How do I enrol my child into the Utama International Schools?
Please see our Admissions Page for details about the Admission Process and to download the Admission Form.
Can I visit the school before I enrol my child?
Yes, most definitely. We encourage all of our prospective parents to visit the school, meet our staff and discuss the School Program. Please contact us to arrange a time for your visit.
My child may need to board; do you have transport and/or boarding facilities?
Yes, both boarding and transport can be arranged; see our Campus and Facilities page for further information.
Where are you located?
Currently we have three campuses in Malaysia; they are located in Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, and Terengganu.
Does my child need to wear a uniform at Utama International School?
Yes. You can purchase uniforms from our Uniform Shop located within the school compound.
How do I take my child out of Sri Utama?
Our withdrawal policy is clearly stated in the Admission form and the Conditional Letter of Offer which all parents signed when each student is enrolled in Sri Utama.
To qualify for a full refund of the Security deposit, a student must have studied a minimum of two (2) years in Sri Utama, and notice of withdrawal must be in writing and submitted at least six (6) months earlier.
Does the school provide Boarding facilities?
Yes, if your child require a ‘home away from home’ Sri Utama Schools offer boarding facilities for boys and girls. The hostel is only available for Primary 6 to Form 5 students.
What facilities does the hostel offer?
Sri Utama Schools hostel offers 6 bedded rooms, fully air-conditioned within the school’s compound. Fees includes 5 meals per day. 3 times per week laundry services.
Activities are organised periodically throughout the year including BBQ and outings. For Muslim students, arrangements are made for Friday prayers and Tarawih prayers during the month of Ramadhan.
What facilities does the school have?
Sri Utama Schools offer a variety of facilities including:
- Fully air-conditioned classrooms
- Swimming pool
- Music Rooms
- Playing Field
- Student Canteen
- Open air patio areas
- Techno Gym-Circuit Training
How many students are there in each class?
The average student per class is 20 with a maximum of 30 students.
I am living overseas, how do I make the term payment for my children?
Sri Utama Schools will send the invoice one month before a term begins; payment could be made by Bank Draft, Money Order or through Telegraphic Transfer.
All fees must be settled in full, within seven (7) days before the term starts. If fees are not settled before the date due, your child will be denied entrance into the class. For new students, the school reserves the right to give your child’s place to an incoming student on our waiting list.
I have two school-age children, is there any discount if they both attend?
Sri Utama Schools offers a 10% discount on school fees and boarding fees (not on any other fees) for every subsequent child from the same family that is enrolled in the school.
We are from Korea and will be moving to Kuala Lumpur next year. My daughter is 13 years old and currently studying in Grade 7. Will she study in Grade 8 next year?
After completing the Registration Form and paying the non refundable registration fee, your daughter will be required to take a Placement Test. This test will cover the subjects of English Language and Mathematics. An interview will then be arranged with you, your daughter and our Supervisor to discussed the test results and have an informal chat with you and your child. This is to assess her knowledge of the English Language. The Supervisor will then make recommendation to the School Board as to what is the appropriate level for your daughter. Your daughter’s enrolment into Grade 8 will depend on the results of the Placement Test and the assessment of the Supervisor from the informal interview.
What curriculum does your school follow?
Sri Utama Schools offers 2 curriculums:
- Utama International Schools offers the British curriculum and students will ultimately sit for a number of International examination papers such as the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), as well as the British General Certificate of Education (GCE),also known as the O-Level.
- Sekolah Sri Utama offers the National Curriculum for Malaysian Schools. The students sit for Primary School Evaluation Test at Standard 6, the Lower Secondary Assessment at Form 3 and the Malaysian Certificate of Education at Form 5.
If our child faces difficulties in speaking the English language, do you have any special English Language programme to help?
The School can organise special Intensive English Classes for Secondary students who are weak in their English subject. These classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 3.30pm until 4.30pm. A fee of RM200 will charged per student per month.
Are parents allowed to wait for their child during school hours within the school compound?
Our school policy does not allow parents/minders to wait for the students during school hours, as this would distract the students from their studies and at the same time discourage the student’s sense of independance.
Is there a bus service for our children to be sent from our homes to the school?
Yes, there are school buses which circulate around neighbourhoods. You may retrieve the contact details of the school bus service upon enrolling your child to enquire if the school bus circulation includes your neighbourhood and make necessary arrangements.