Also, in situations where there are limited admission vacancies, siblings of current Thames Valley College students are given preferential admission over other admission seekers to the college.

Admission policy of Thames Valley College aims at re-awakening and developing the full potentials of every child seeking admission into the college. All efforts are made to ensure every child in the college has the fundamental qualifications as we inculcate into them life working tools such as Agility & Adaptability Effective and Oral and Written Communication, Creativity and Entrepreneurism, Critical Thinking and Problem solving, ICT Savviness, and Social Intelligence.

We believe these are the tools that will make them compete successfully irrespective of their chosen endeavours.

Thames Valley College Sagamu, Ogun State, Nigeria, welcomes students into Year 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11. Students seeking admission must reach the age of 10, 11, 12 13, and 14 respectively by September of the year of admission.

Thames Valley College seeks to make the most appropriate Year placement for each child based on his or her age, as well as academic, social and emotional development within policy guidelines.

Prospective students are required to sit for an Entrance Examination that is appropriate for the year which admission is being sought into. Results of the examination will form the baseline for placement.

Entrance Examination is set and administered by the Admission Department of the college. Unsuccessful students have the choice to reapply at a later date as fixed and agreed by the involving parties. Thames Valley College will not admit autistic students as there are no provisions for that yet.
All prospective students of Thames Valley College must present the academic report of the last term/session the student did in his or her previous school. The College retains the final decision on admission into any year.

We do not give admission to students in Year 11 (by Term 3) and Year 12 regardless of what curriculum they are following in their current school. Enrolment into the college runs throughout the year on the basis of the above criteria.

The following items will be required at the time of admission:

  • Four passport-size photographs of the prospective student.
  • Two photographs of each parent/guardian.
  • Photocopy of the original report sheet/card of the last examination passed at the previous school.
  • Photocopy of the prospective student’s Birth Certificate.
  • Photocopy of the prospective student’s passport.
  • Filled Thames Valley College Medical Form.
  • Original Transfer Certificate in the case of local transfer.
  • In the case of overseas transfer, the Transfer Certificate should also be duly attested by:

  1. District Education Officer of the concerned district.
  2. Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the country from which migrating.
  3. Nigerian Embassy in the country from which migrating.
  4. Consulate of the concerned country in Nigeria.

Admission Channels

Conventionally, students get enrollment into Thames Valley College after having an acceptable result in the college entrance examination.

Though the examination takes place at a fixed period in the year normally in January/February at the various centres in Lagos, Ibadan, FCT Abuja and Port Harcourt all in Nigeria, the college entrance examination is made greatly flexible by the policy of Walk-In style of examination taking. Exclusive arrangements are made for prospective overseas students willing to write our entrance examination.


An Application Form which is always on sale at the rate of Ten Thousand Naira (₦10, 000) will be obtained from the college, Kilometre 10, Sagamu-Ikorodu Road, Sagamu; the College Lagos Liaison Office at 1st Floor, Providence House, 1, Babatunde Ladega Street, Omole Phase 1, Ikeja, or any of our designated exam centres. Forms can also be downloaded by parents of the prospective student using the following payment details:

Account Name Thames Valley International School Limited
Account Number 0122452099
Bank Wema Bank Plc

If Walk- In is the preferred choice by the potential parent, an agreed date and time will be reached by the college and the parents for the student to sit for the Entrance Examination.

The Entrance Examination

The 2½ hour duration entrance examination comprises three papers: English Language, Mathematics and General Knowledge.

Current Examination Centres

  • Abuja
  • Lagos
  • Ibadan
  • Port Harcourt

Entrance Examination Results

All examination scripts are marked, cross checked and the result of the examination based on the cut-off mark as decided by the college will be used to determine whether the student will be placed in the class admission is being sought or not and to identify the students who will be considered for our tuition/boarding scholarship.

Successful candidates will be notified by phone calls, e-mail and text messages which will be followed by a letter of Admission from the Admission Officer on the directives of the Principal.

One important piece of information contained in the letter is that non-refundable Acceptance Fee should be paid on or before a stated date. This amount will be deducted from the First Term’s fee.

Following this, an admission pack that contains details about the college is given out to the parents of the successful student. The admission pack contains items such as medical form, list of personal effects, term calendar, college’s rules and regulations handbook among others.

We look forward to seeing you join the Thames Valley College academic community.