It is obviously very important to spend time getting the letter perfect, to strengthen your chances of being accepted into the school.
Like any official letter, you need to get the layout correct. The best way is to follow the MLA guidelines. This means having the date at the very top aligned to the right. Then press the space bar twice; include the address of the school you are applying to. Once more press the space bar twice and align back to the left.
To start any formal letter you need an appropriate greeting. The best for a letter such as this is to address the person as ‘Dear’ and then put their full name.
You should then start the main body of your letter by outlining the purpose of why you are writing it. As you are seeking admission to a school, you would say something such as "I am writing to you concerning my interest in attending your school.”
The second paragraph should help back up why you feel you should be granted admission to the school; this is best done by drawing on previous qualifications, outstanding behaviour or attendance records. You could also include some evidence of any volunteer work you may have done in the past.
Your closing paragraph is also crucial, as it acts as the last impression left by you. You should close a school admission letter by highlighting your most positive qualities and why you would be a great addition to the school.
You should finish your letter with a formal sign off, such as ‘Sincerely’ and then your full name.