Learning Support

Career Counseling

Expert advice on university admissions is available on campus through The Access Centre, our career hub. Our Career Counsellor is ready to guide you on important decisions concerning your higher education plans and aspirations. Topics on which our counsellor can advise you include:

Subject Selection

Career Planning

Personal Statements

National Applications

Recommendation Letters

International Applications


SAT Preparation

Inclusive Access

The Special Education Needs (SEN) department is designed to provide assistance and care to our differently-abled learners. Our SEN coordinator determines each child’s individual needs and tailors a programme that provides special services and learning support. Teachers collect and analyse data to monitor students’ progress with the aid of specialised NGRT tests and CAT 4 testing. Students diagnosed with emotional, psychological and behavioural instability also receive special care, assistance and facilitation from the SEN Coordinator. There is a team of trained, assigned shadow teachers on board with the SEN Coordinator to facilitate each differently-abled student with one-on-one support.

Reinforcement Programme

The Learning Support programme is meticulously designed to incorporate the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS). DIBELS are a set of procedures and measures to assess the acquisition of early literacy and reading skills. Our phonics and reading specialists conduct DIBELS periodically in order to assess PYP students’ reading proficiency against key benchmarks. Apart from this; Access Center also assists students with profile building, subject selection, university applications, SAT examination, financial aid applications, college essays and personal statements; with the aim of helping students by giving them exposure through guest speaker sessions from various industries, finding internship opportunities, obtain scholarships and acceptances from the top universities around the globe.

The Access Centre

The Access Centre at Newlands Lahore facilitates students in selecting their career paths and getting admissions in universities of their choice. Our experienced career advisors have an open-door policy and are readily available to students in school and online. Assistance is provided in:

  • Admissions Essays
  • Compiling and sending documentation to universities
  • Financial aid applications
  • Entrance and standardised test preparation
  • Visa related paperwork

The Dynamic Speaker Series organised at Newlands Lahore introduces students to new and alternative career paths by interacting with industry experts. Our aim is to create a holistic approach to counselling, work closely with students and families to engage in active decision-making, and ensure the best possible future to meet each student’s needs.

The Access Centre also offers a variety of career related activities, such as

University Information Sessions

Career Fairs

Internship Workshops

Summer School

Guest Speaker

Diagnostic Testing

At Newlands Lahore we believe that in order to maximise the true potential of each child, it is imperative that we first diagnose their strengths and challenges correctly and accurately. Diagnostic testing is an effective means of doing so.

For Grades III and above, all students undergo the New Group Reading Test (NGRT) by GL assessments. The NGRT is a diagnostic test that measures the reading and comprehension skills and age of a child. It also provides solutions to overcome challenges for both the school and the parent.

For Grades KG to five, we also conduct Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS), which is a series of short tests that assess K-8 literacy. It is a set of procedures and measures for assessing the acquisition of a set of K-8 literacy skills, such as phonemic awareness, alphabetic principle, accuracy, fluency, and comprehension. DIBELS at Newlands Lahore is conducted four times a year to ensure that the reading levels for Newlands Lahore Primary students are at par with those of international standards. Based on the collected data, appropriate and required intervention is put in place and students are provided with learning support.

For Middle and Senior School (MYP and IBDP), all students undertake the CAT4 test by GL Assessment. CAT4 is most widely used in the UK for students aged 6 – 17+ years. It is an assessment of developed abilities in areas that greatly influence learning and achievement – namely verbal, non-verbal, quantitative, and spatial reasoning. It also provides support in terms of strategies to be used to close gaps in any of the four aforementioned areas. Interestingly, CAT4 also provides indicators on how a child will perform in International exams such as IGCSE and IBDP.