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.
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.
For entry in September 2022, the assessments will take place on Tuesday 8, Wednesday 9 and Friday 11 March 2022.
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 7+ entry (Year 3) in 2022, please note that the deadline for receipt of completed assisted place applications is 10 January 2022.
11+ ENTRY (YEAR 7)
In the Lent Term, there are formal assessment tests in Mathematics and English. Applicants will also be interviewed individually or in very small groups.
For entry in September 2022, the assessments will take place on Monday, 14 March 2022.
The online registration form is available below. There is a non-refundable registration fee of £100 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.
MARKETING AND Admissions Registrar