The Primary School takes pupils in Years 1 to 4. We talk at length with both parents and children before admission.

Admission criteria

Knowledge of German is a requirement for admission to the Primary School at the DSL. Parents must actively support use of German.

The following children will then have priority:

  • Children from Germany, who need continuity in order to return to the German system
  • Children with siblings
  • Date of receipt of application


For children who have reached the age of six by 30 September (i.e. one month after the start of the school year) school attendance at the German School is compulsory.


Ascertainment of skills/ Get to know your teacher

All Year 1 children are invited to a “get to know your teacher meeting” just before the start of the new school year with their future class teacher. Further information will be provided mid July.