School Rules & Regulations

The aim of establishing school rules and regulations is to encourage good behaviour, inculcate self-discipline in students and maintain a harmonious learning environment to match the image and reputation of Royal Institute. School rules and regulations are applicable to all students. These rules are also applicable to students while in school uniform outside school and to those participating in extracurricular activities representing Royal Institute.

Students who violate the school rules shall be punished in accordance with the relevant stipulation of the regulation and the school authority has the full right to interpret and amend the regulation.


Role of the parents

The primary duty and responsibility of the parents is to educate their children and teach by example to respect the dignity of others. They are also tremendously influential in cultivating among their children the virtues of love, justice, generosity, loyalty, industry and honesty which are essential to their lives.


Attendance and punctuality

School schedule: Students should be in their classrooms prepared to work by 7.30 am.

Regular attendance and punctuality are important for the academic progress of the student and his/her character training. Students must be regular in their attendance and have at least 80% attendance   in order to sit for tests and examinations.

The following are the only acceptable reasons for absence: (a) Sickness of a student himself/herself, (b) Sickness or death in the family, (c) Required presence in court

Parents should be mindful before deciding to offer their children an extended vacation, as teachers are unable to make good of the missed work. Students are held accountable for failure to pass a grade in such a situation.

The reason for absence must be written on the SRB under the section ‘Record of Absence’ and submitted to the class teacher.

Absence lasting for more than three days has to be accompanied by a medical certificate. Parents must inform the school in the case of an extended period of illness of the child.

If a student is absent for more than 14 consecutive working days without notifying the school of the reason, he/she will be taken off roll, following a letter of warning.

Students may not attend sports practices/matches, participate in after school extra-curricular activities or represent the school at any event, if they have been absent from school on the day of the above practices/events.

Lateness: Students with unexcused lateness will not be admitted to the class.

Leaving early: Students who wish to leave early for a valid reason are expected to hand over to school, a letter of request from his/her parent or guardian. In the case of an illness, the school will inform the parent or guardian.

Dismissal: Parents are responsible to pick their children up at the time of dismissal. In extraordinary circumstances, if a parent or guardian is unable to pick a student, arrangements must be made with the teacher in advance. No student may leave the school during school hours unless accompanied by a parent(s) or guardian who must report to the school office.



English is the only language to be used by students to converse in school (except during the other language lessons).



One of the most important aspects of education is discipline, which should eventually be internalized; discipline is the training that develops self-control, orderliness, efficiency and character. Basis to all discipline is the principle of respect – respect for one’s self, for the others and for all children.

In order to form proper habits and attitudes, the following rules for good conduct are expected to be followed by every student:

  1. Respect, courtesy and consideration for all school members, other students and staff
  2. Respect for all school property and the school uniform
  3. Observe silence in areas designated for silence
  4. During school hours, students are required to be in their respective classrooms and nowhere else in the premises unless with permission
  5. Under any circumstance, students are not permitted to collect money from the other students without the permission of the class teacher
  6. Possession and use of cell phones is strictly prohibited within the school premises.

Failure to adhere to the above rules will result in appropriate disciplinary action being taken.


School calendar

It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to check and note the monthly school calendar provided by the school. No student will be permitted to begin the new school year or sit for tests unless all financial obligations of the previous school year have been met.


Examinations and Tests

It is compulsory for all children to sit for all school assignments and term tests unless it is unavoidable, supported by proof.


Parent – Teacher meeting

It is compulsory for the parents to attend the parent-teacher meetings. Parents are requested to communicate with the teachers periodically in order to get the feed back of their children’s performance.


Dress code

Wearing a uniform is a sign of identification with the school community of Royal Institute. By wearing the uniform in a dignified manner, students show pride in their school and exhibit respect. It is compulsory for all students to enter the school premises in full uniform.

Jewelry is not permitted except for girls who may wear a pair of simple ear studs.

Tattoos and body piercings (expect for one pair of earrings for girls) is strictly prohibited. Nails must be kept trimmed and of natural colour.

School shoes must be only black; no sandals, work boots, sneakers, clogs or loafers. The soles of the shoes should not be more than one inch in height.



  1. Trousers (from the waist), shirt, black shoes, white socks, black belts
  2. Hair should be cut short and kept clean and neat; fancy hair styles with gel and tint are prohibited. Two tiered haircuts are not acceptable.
  3. A plain wrist watch and a plain belt may be worn
  4. Should be clean shaven.



  1. Skirt (from the waist), blouse, black shoes, white socks.
  2. The skirt must be of appropriate length – it must extend up to the knee from the waist. The blouse must not be tucked in.
  3. Long hair must be plaited; hair may be tied back without a plait only if it is too short to be plaited.
  4. Fancy hairstyles with tints, clips, slides, bands and bandanas are not permitted; all hair accessories must be black in colour.
  5. Wearing jewelry (except for a pair of gold ear studs, a plain wrist watch) is not permitted.

Those who fail to adhere to these norms will not be permitted to enter the school. It is the parents’ duty to check the above before students leave home to come to school.


Food and Drinks

No food and beverages (except water) are to be consumed in the classroom except during the break. Chewing gum, ‘supari’, ‘babul’, etc. are strictly prohibited.


Items banned inside school premises

  1. Mobile phones, laptops or any unauthorized electronic devices. 
  2. Playing cards
  3. Tobacco, alcohol and narcotics
  4. Fire arms, items of fireworks and sharp objects such as knives

Any of the above banned items found in the possession of any student will be confiscated.


School property

Students should not damage any property of the school. In the event of any damage, the student responsible will have to pay the penalty for the damage by compensation or replacement.



Books should be kept clean and well maintained. Homework should be completed on time.


Disciplinary measures

This guideline is issued to assist in maintaining the professional appearance and positive conduct of every student of Royal Institute and also to uphold the standards of the school. Proper conduct and appearance is the responsibility of each student at Royal Institute.

Strict disciplinary action will be taken against students who fail to observe these rules and regulations. After two warnings, such students will be expelled from school at the discretion of the Chairman.



It is the duty of the parents to ensure that the school fees are paid on time, according to the deadlines set by the school. Delays in payment will lead to the incurrence of a penalty. Further delays in payment of fees unfortunately would mean that Royal Institute would be unable to continue educating your child.


Conditions and norms for parents to adhere to regarding their children who seek admission to Royal Institute International School

It is with great pleasure that we admit your son/daughter as a student of Royal Institute International School.

Royal Institute comprises of five branch schools with over 4500 students. It has an extended history of academic excellence, being the second oldest international school in Colombo. Royal Institute has produced thousands of students who are now in top positions in their respective fields. The administrators and the staff are well-qualified professionals with a high degree of commitment and responsibility. At Royal Institute, our priority is our students. Therefore, you can be assured that everyone in this school will do their best for your child’s education.

With the support of the academic staff, Royal Institute focuses on character education initiatives, generic core skills development and consistent implementation of the curriculum in a rigorous manner so that we can continue to increase all our students’ achievements. As we always have the students’ best interests at the core of everything we do, we seek your support in the following regard.

We want your child to have the same love and respect towards the school as you did for your Alma Mater. Therefore, it is vital that you are loyal towards the school, with the trust that we are doing the best we can for your child at all times. We respect individuals’ comments on observations within the limits of decency. Any indecent interference, on the other hand, will not be tolerated as it will disrupt the smooth functioning of the school, thus hindering your child’s education.

While your son/daughter will follow the footsteps of thousands of RI alumni who lead successful professional, vocational or entrepreneurial careers, it is our duty to enlighten you on the importance of the collaborative relationship that is required amongst academic staff, students and all parents to achieve the common objective.

Therefore, please ensure that,

you adhere to all rules and regulations laid down by the school administration. you honour the payment of fees on the due date.

you maintain a healthy rapport with the academic staff and keep track of your child’s study records in order to help him/her perform well at tests.


Examinations your child has to take 

The school policy is that all examinations (based on the curriculum chosen) mentioned below are compulsory. 


Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE):

An examination payment is involved, determined by Cambridge Assessment International Education. You will be informed of the payment by the school, well in advance.

Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint examination in Grade 8 Cambridge Ordinary Level examination in Grade 10

Cambridge Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Level examination in Grade 11 Cambridge Advanced (A2) Level examination in Grade 12

These examinations have been carefully selected by the school as ideal to test the academic ability of your child. With decades of experience that Royal Institute has had by sending thousands of students for these international examinations, these examinations have been chosen.


National Curriculum:

GCE Ordinary Level examination in Grade 11

GCE Advanced Level examination in Grade 13


Payment of fees

The annual school fee, which varies by grade, can be paid in three installments before the commencement of the new term

A concession will be given to the second/third child of the family. However, this concession will only be valid if the first child is a student of Royal Institute.

Fees are subject to change annually at the discretion of the management, based on maintenance costs, payments to staff and other expenses. Such payments are made to ensure that your child’s education is a holistic experience. 

The school will not send you reminders to pay your child’s fees, unless there is a change. It is the responsibility of parents to pay the fees on time to allow your child to continue his/her studies with dignity.