Admissions

2019 Admissions

We are now welcoming applications for 2019. Applications must be received by Friday 23 November 2018 and the main entrance exam for entry into Years 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 in September 2019 will take place on Tuesday 8 January 2019.

Entry into Year 6 (10+)

  • Papers are taken in Verbal Reasoning, English and Mathematics
  • Candidates under active consideration will be called for interview on Friday 18th January

Entry into Years 7 (11+)

  • A pre-assessment day will be held in December 2018 (candidates will either be invited on Tuesday 4 or Wednesday 5 December) followed by the main entrance examination on Tuesday 8 January 2019
  • Papers are taken in Verbal Reasoning, English and Mathematics

Entry into Years 8 (12+), 9 (13+) and 10 (14+)

  • Papers are taken in Verbal Reasoning, English and Mathematics
  • Some candidates may be called for interview during the week following the exam

Provision is sometimes made for a later examination, but only for those who have already applied but were unable to sit in January due to illness. This is subject to places still being available.

Applications from able under-age candidates are also considered and there is provision for entry at other times of the year, particularly for those moving into the area, provided there are places available in the relevant year group.

Candidates with special needs (such as vision impairment or dyslexia) should inform the school when first making contact.


Sixth Form 2019

Entry to the Sixth Form is by interview, offers of a place being conditional upon the GCSE grades gained. The minimum entry grades are six GCSEs at grade 7, 7, 7, 6, 6, 6 (ideally in the subjects to be followed at A level). Admission of students to the Sixth-Form is at the absolute discretion of the School.

We will normally expect to admit an applicant if he or she:

  • has chosen a subject combination that is both coherent and realistic in light of achievements at GCSE; and
  • demonstrates a positive attitude to study, the School and all that is has to offer; and
  • has attained a minimum of three GCSEs at Grade 7 or better accompanied by a minimum of three further GCSEs at Grade 6 or better

During the ‘mixed economy’ years when students may receive a combination of new style 9 – 1 Grades along with A* – G grades, the School will consider Grades A*, A and B at par with Grades 8, 7 and 6 respectively. The School considers Grades attained in GCSE equivalent courses, such as IGCSEs, at par with their GCSE equivalents.