Admissions

Our core purpose is to offer all pupils the chance to fulfil their best selves and, throughout the learning journey, to make the fullest contribution to society as valued and fully rounded members who treat others with respect.

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Founded in 1997 — one of the oldest independent schools in Abuja.

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All children from Pre-nursery through SS3

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Total enrollment, 1997-2020 school year: 1800+

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Student/Faculty Ratio – 12:1

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The 65-members of the Class of 2018 matriculated to 19 universities and colleges world-wide, and received over N13 million in merit scholarships

Navigate our Online Admissions Process and Start Your Enrollment Process!

As you embark on your academic journey for your child, the admission process can seem overwhelming.

In order to help you pursue and gain your childs admission from Ladela School, we have designed three steps to make it easy to navigate through the Ladela admission and enrollment process as soon as possible!

Apply

Apply through the online admission form.  

Download Application Form

Pay and download form.

Upload Filled Form

After your download, fill the form and upload online to submit or send via email.

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Ladela school

Admission applications for all grades are welcome at any time from October 2020. Applications submitted will be accepted on a space-available basis. 

Ladela school

Admission applications for all grades are welcome at any time from October 2020. Applications submitted will be accepted on a space-available basis. 

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A Word

From Our Proprietor

Newcomers to the school will have an exciting year ahead and will have thier first experience of a regular school schedule in a warm enviroment. All pupils/students have the advantage of joining a closely-knit community that allows them to get to know each other. We hope that your child will feel the same way about the school. The children will be so busy in their class that it is doubtful that they will have too much time to dwell on feelings of being separated from home, but it is important to acknowledge such feelings if they arise. “

– Mrs Angela Ajala.

A Word

From Our Proprietor

 

Newcomers to the school will have an exciting year ahead and will have thier first experience of a regular school schedule in a warm enviroment. All pupils/students have the advantage of joining a closely-knit community that allows them to get to know each other. We hope that your child will feel the same way about the school. The children will be so busy in their class that it is doubtful that they will have too much time to dwell on feelings of being separated from home, but it is important to acknowledge such feelings if they arise. “

– Mrs Angela Ajala.

Anti-Bullying Policy/Nondiscrimination Policy:

Ladela School prohibits any discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying of any student based on the student’s actual race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex and gender.

 

Our School

Facilities and Programmes

The academic facilities and programs at Ladela School are extensively tailored to give a well rounded, cutting edge education to every student. Coupled with competent staff, both academic and non-academic. Ladela school is fully equipped to meet the expectations of attaining a modern and up-to-date education.

PTA Organization

The Parents’ Association is open to all parents or guardians of children enrolled in the school. Its aim is to develop an active partnership with the school authorities and to represent parents and guardians in the decision-making process relating to the school, which affects their children.

School Meals Menu

Ladela School recognizes the link between student health and learning and desires to provide a comprehensive program promoting healthy eating and physical activity for your child.

Academic Standards

From the performance stage to the science lab – Ladela School students learn to collaborate, inspire others, and achieve their goals. It’s no surprise that Ladela School graduates are at the forefront of developments in science, math, technology, the arts, healthcare, education, the military, and public service. In Abuja and across the planet, Ladela pupils/students make a positive impact.

Extracurricular Activities

Students at Ladela School participate in a variety of Extracurricular activities, which provide opportunities to further exercise their intellectual, artistic, and athletic skills and help foster qualities of leadership, decision making and teamwork. The school develops the activities on offer based on the interests and abilities of the students and employs faculty members and well-qualified teachers and coaches.

Technology In the Classroom

Our comprehensive course of study blends practical applications of technology integration—whether developing, implementing, or administering technological resources or curriculum—with ethical, philosophical, and theoretical perspectives. In addition, students are provided with hands-on experience and opportunities to pursue educational technology research and scholarship, as well as strategies to improve pedagogy and instructional practice.

TESTIMONIALS

What Parents Are Saying

Ladela school is recognized as one of the best schools in Abuja.  The school fosters the core values of discipline and respect The staff and Management are deeply committed to reaching out and making a difference in the life of each student.

Alhaji Imam Zahraddeen

Two of my Children Aliyu & Sadiq joined ladela even though from senior secondary, I never regretted! Ladela was a God sent for me at the time when I was looking forward for a more serious place to take my children to excel! In fact Ladela brought the best out of Aliyu by his Waec performance! 

Hajiya Rabi Abubakar.

LADELA! LADELA! LADELA. I gave you a boy 6 years ago and you gave me a man. Thanks to the Executive Director, the indefatigable teachers ,numerous to mention ,doing what they know how to do best, moulding lives, character wise, morally, religiously,sport wise and to crown it all educationally.

Mr Sola Ipaye

Frequently Asked Questions

We have put together relevant Q & A to clarify any thought you might have as you go through the admission process.

We have also created a question box for you to ask questions we might have left out. We will be glad to answer your questions as soon as possible.

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How do I begin the process of admission for my child?

You can obtain our Admission Form at a fee of N5,500 from the school or you can download one online. Once the completed form is returned, the admission Officer will schedule the child for a written test where applicable.

What is the enrollment process?

Parents may fill out the admission form after touring the  school and meeting with the Admission Officer. You may use this online platform to complete the admission process and surf through our website to see all you need.

Is there a specific enrollment period?

Families typically enroll their children for the start of the school year which begins in September. However, we also offer rolling admissions. This allows children to join a classroom at any point during the school year if space is available.

Is there a written test for seeking admission?

Yes, there is a written placement test for all candidates seeking admission to Ladela with the  exception of early years pupils. Our admission is strictly based on age appropriateness for a class as shown below:

Preceding Entry to the class

Entering Playgroup/Pre-Nursery   –        2 years old by September 1st

Entering Nursery 1    –        3 years old by September 1st

Entering Nursery 2      –        4 years old by September 1st

Entering Primary 1       –        5 years old by September 1st

Entering Primary 2     –        6 years old by September 1st

Entering Primary 3      –        7 years old by September 1st

Entering Primary 4     –        8 years old by September 1st

Entering Primary 5    –        9 years old by September 1st

Entering Primary 6    –        10 years old by September 1st

Entering JS 1            –        11 years old by September 1st

Entering JS 2       –        12 years old by September 1st

Entering JS 3        –        13 years old by September 1st

Entering SS 1     –            14 years old by September 1st

Entering SS 2         –        15 years old by September 1st

Entering SS 3           –        16 years old by September 1st

NOTE: All admissions are offered based on  age appropriateness and a child’s ability to perform well in the placement test.

What happens when a child fails the Placement Test?

We offer a Provisional Admission Letter and in agreement with the parents, we provide a refresher programme to help the candidate address some learning challenges and grey areas in core subjects. A time is set to retake the placement test.

What kind of school is Ladela School?

We are a co-educational secular school. We respect every child’s religious inclinations and we teach our children same.

Our classes range from Play Group to SS3, however there is also boarding facility.  We offer both day and boarding options.

Are meals provided?

All boarding house students are fed five (5) times a day, but lunch is available to other pupils/students on campus based on request. Pre-booking is required.

Does the school cater for children with special needs?

Yes, we run an inclusive educational system where children with special needs can integrate into a mainstream school and learn. Special care is offered by the school through the shadow teachers.

What are hours of operation of Ladela School?

We are open from Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 5:00pm. And we are open throughout the year. However, we observe all public holidays as announced by the Federal Government.

What is your basic school operation?

Yes, we have. See our basic school operations at a glance:

7:30-7:45 – Regular resumption time for other students

7:45-8:00am – Morning Assembly

8:00 – 8:15am – Mental Maths

7:30-8:00am is Calisthenics on Wednesday only.

2:00pm – Close of school for Nursery and Primary Pupils.

3:30 pm –  Close of school for secondary school students.

What is the standard Ladela class size?

Our standard class size is 20 pupils/students. 

How secure is the school premises?

We take the security of lives and property very seriously. Our gates are well secured. We have adequate security personnel that ensure this at all times. So be rest assured your child is safe with us.

What is the educational level of Ladela teachers?

At Ladela, we hire highly qualified and experienced staff. Our hiring requirements  are very rigorous and thorough. We hire based on need and merit.

What is Ladela’s educational philosophy?

We believe, and neuroscience has proven, that children are better able to explore new areas of learning and engage more fully with the world around them when they have positive feelings of self-worth and are able to express, understand, and cope with their own emotions and those of others.

The heart of Ladela’s teaching philosophy is to foster the skills of emotional intelligence, which are critical for promoting academic, social, and personal success. We focus on instilling a love of learning in each child, allowing the seeds of curiosity and wonder to take root, blossom, and continue to grow for a lifetime.

 

Is Ladela a diverse community?

Yes. We value and celebrate diversity and benefit from a culturally diverse student and family community. In addition to our own curriculum, where we teach about many countries, we invite our families to share their unique customs and heritages with their child’s classroom community, fostering an appreciation for traditions spanning the globe.

 

How are parents made aware of their children’s progress at Ladela?

Teachers communicate with parents on a daily basis at drop-off and pick-up. We also schedule regular parent-teacher conferences during which we review and discuss children’s progress. Communication with parents is an important part of our program. Our School Admin Officer, School Administrator and Principal, are always available to talk with parents.

 

Do you have a summer program?

Yes.  Ladela offers summer programs in August for children from early years to senior secondary years. Programs are managed by our experienced and creative teachers and fully utilize the school’s beautiful surroundings and Nature Center/Outdoor Classroom. Local partnerships also allow us to offer sports and other fun activities.

 

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