Admissions Procedure

As Admissions Registrar it is a pleasure to meet parents and their children to show them around the School and to help them settle into their education at St. Aubyn’s.

The main points of entry to the School are the Early Years Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception) and at ages 7+ (Year 3) and 11+ (Year 7), with entry at other ages dependent upon vacancies occurring.


Entry to Nursery is by date of registration, therefore registrations should be made as soon as possible after birth.

60 children (30 girls and 30 boys) are admitted to the Nursery every September.

Offers are made in late September of the year preceding entry. 

All prospective parents are invited to visit the School either before or after registration. This does not include Open Day. Offers will not be made unless parents have visited the School and met the Headmaster. 


We have a small number of places in Reception every year. When a vacancy arises, registered applicants will be invited to attend an informal assessment within the School setting. The assessments are age-appropriate and designed to identify applicants who are able to benefit from our balanced and well-rounded curriculum and who will make a positive contribution towards the life of the School, including positive social interaction with their peers. Children entering Reception will be expected to integrate successfully with the current cohort, both emotionally and socially, and to demonstrate excellent behaviour.

Applicants who are assessed and do not meet the required behavioural, social and emotional standards can stay on the waiting list for possible entry into Year 1 and beyond. 

Please note that registration for entry into Reception in September 2021 is now closed. 


It is also advisable to register early for entry to older age groups. Entry at this stage is by selective process.

7+ ENTRY (YEAR 3) 

In the Lent Term, registered applicants are invited to attend a day of activities, which will include assessment in Mathematics, English and reading. 

To gain entry, applicants must satisfy the assessment criteria, showing the potential to be able to cope with the School’s rigorous academic curriculum and meet the requirements for a senior school in the future. In addition, applicants must also receive a satisfactory reference from their current school.

The School offers limited bursary assisted places to eligible applicants entering the School at 7+.

For entry in September 2021, the 7+ examination will take place on Saturday, 6 March 2021.


11+ ENTRY (YEAR 7) 

There are formal assessment tests in Mathematics, English and verbal reasoning. Applicants will also be interviewed individually or in very small groups.

Two academic scholarships to a maximum of 50% of school fees are available and open to all applicants for Years 7 and 8.

For entry in September 2021, the 11+ examination will take place on Saturday, 13 March 2021. 


The online registration form is available below. There is a non-refundable registration fee of £90 which should be paid online. A further deposit of £500 is payable when a firm place is accepted (and returned once your child has left the School provided that he/she remains at the School at least until the end of Year 6).

More detailed information about our Registration and Admissions Procedure can be obtained by opening the link below. Please do not hesitate to contact me by telephone or email if you wish to discuss any matters relating to the above, or to arrange a tour of the School. I look forward to hearing from you.


Deborah Carbonaro
MARKETING AND Admissions Registrar