Entry Procedure

Senior School consists of:

  • Year 9 or ‘Shell’ – (age 13-14)
  • Year 10 or ‘Remove’ – (age 14-15)
  • Fifth Form – (age 15-16)

Admission into the Senior School is normally at age 13 into Year 9 or age 16 into the Lower Sixth Form. Students may also gain entry into Year 10, the Fifth Form and occasionally the Upper Sixth if suitable and when places are available. Entry is subject to an interview, school reports and reference from their present school. In addition, all applicants are required to sit an entrance assessment.

Year 9

Our Admissions process for Year 9 entry comprises an academic pre-test, a meeting with the Headmaster (or a member of the Senior Academic team), school report and a school reference. Candidates attending a Prep School are required to sit the ISEB online Common Pre-test in English, Maths and Verbal Reasoning. The test is taken at their Prep School. Those who are not studying at a Prep School either in the UK or abroad are to sit an entrance assessment in English, Maths and Verbal Reasoning.

Year 10 and 11

Admission into Year 10 or the Fifth Form is via written assessments in English, Mathematics and Science. We also require a school report and reference from the student’s previous school.

Our registry team are always happy to answer any questions you may have and arrange for you to visit. They can be contacted on 01444 893320. Alternatively, please use the form below to register for an Open Morning or arrange a personal visit.

UK Sixth Form Admissions

Admission into the Sixth Form is via written assessments in English, Mathematics, Verbal Reasoning and Critical Thinking. We also require a school report and reference from the student’s previous school. An assessment day is held in November of the preceeding year. Candidates will sit assessments and those who have not already done so will meet the Deputy Head of Academic, Head of Sixth Form or a member of the Senior Academic Team. Offers are made subject to candidates achieving minimum grade requirements at GCSE.
GCSE grade requirements are reviewed annually and are confirmed to candidates in offer letters. They are also available on request in the Sixth Form Curriculum booklet.
If the candidate is not sitting GCSEs, an offer of a place will be based on the assessments, report, reference and interview.