Entry to Senior School (Years 8-10)
Applications to the Senior School are welcome at any time, should places be available.
Children firstly need to be registered with us; registration is by completion and return of a School Application Form, along with the registration fee, which can be paid in cash, by cheque or by bank transfer. Please see our fees page for the registration fee and bank details.
Applicants are then invited into School for an assessment visit/taster day at a mutually convenient time. During the morning assessment tests take place on an individual basis or in a small group. Parents are required to provide copies of the child’s most recent reports from their current school either in advance or on the day of the assessment. For older children, the Headmaster may also request a reference from the current school.
Once the academic tests have been taken, the student is welcome to stay in School to meet the other members of the year group and experience taster lessons until the end of the School day. A member of the Admissions Team will contact the parents within a few days to provide feedback about the results of the tests and the Headmaster’s decision about a place being offered.
The Headmaster will then make a formal place offer in writing, normally with a requirement to respond within 28 days or by a date specified in the letter. To accept a place, parents must complete, sign and return the Parent Acceptance Form, which is sent with the offer letter and which then forms the contract with the School, along with the fee deposit (see the fees page for details of this).
Joining information is provided to parents well before the end of the Summer term and dates when parents can visit the Uniform Shop, either to purchase pre-used items or have their child try on sample sizes of Schoolblazer.com garments to help with their ordering of uniform are also issued.
If the child is to start during the academic year, joining information is provided to parents on receipt of their acceptance of the place and the Admissions Team is able to provide assistance with other practical arrangements.