Assessment and Entrance Test

We hold an Entrance Test for entry to Year 7 in January each year. Our Discovery Day is a great way to get a taste of senior school ahead of sitting the Entrance Test. Sixth Form entry is assessed by interview and students are welcome to attend a taster day. For all other year groups individual assessment and taster days can be arranged. Our Admissions Registrar would be happy to talk you through the admissions process.

  • Junior School Entry

    We are currently fully subscribed in our year groups from Reception to Year 2. Please contact our Admissions team if you would like to find out about joining our waiting lists.

    There are limited places remaining in Years 3 to 6 for September 2022 entry. We would be delighted to arrange an assessment for your child.

    Children seeking places in Years 3 to 6 are required to sit a digital assessment in English and maths, accompanied by a short creative writing task.

  • Senior School Entry

    Entry to Year 7

    Most students join us at Year 7 at the start of the Senior School. We offer several means tested bursaries and scholarships.

    Key Admissions Dates

    • Saturday 8th October 2022 – Open Day
    • Friday 2nd December 2022 – Application deadline for Year 7 Entrance Test & Music Scholarship
    • Friday 16th December 2022 – Application deadline for bursaries
    • Saturday 14th January 2023 – Year 7 Entrance Test
    • W/c 23rd January 2023 – Music Scholarship Auditions

    The entrance test for Year 7 comprises of 3 short papers in English, Mathematics and Verbal Reasoning. Following the test there will be an interview with a member of the Senior School Teaching Staff followed by scholarship auditions and bursary interviews. A reference will be requested from your current school.

    You can download a selection of sample test questions for Year 7 entry together with relevant answers if required.

    To register for September 2023 entry please click here.

    Entry to Years 8-10

    Students are welcome to join us at other entry points dependent on availability. Please contact our Admissions team to find out about places. They will arrange an assessment and an optional taster day for you. A reference will be requested from your current school.

    For entry to Sixth Form please refer to the tab below.

  • Sixth Form Entry

    As well as students progressing up through the Senior School, we welcome many new students into our Sixth Form each September. There are many reasons for joining us at this stage including our ability to offer you maximum flexibility when choosing your A Level options, small classes of 15 maximum, preparation for university and careers advice, plus an abundance of extra-curricular opportunities.

    Key Admissions Dates

    • Saturday 8th October 2022 –Open Day (Please register for the 12pm session for Sixth Form entry)
    • Thursday 17th November 2022 – Sixth Form Options Evening
    • Friday 16th December 2022 – Sixth Form Application Deadline
    • February/March 2023 – Sixth Form Taster Days & Interviews, Scholarship Auditions


    Entry Requirements

    • An average GCSE score of 5.5 across a minimum of 7 subjects
    • A minimum of 6 in the subjects (or associated subjects) chosen to be studied at Sixth Form
    • A minimum of a 7 in Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths if chosen to be studied at Sixth Form (except Further Maths which requires an 8 in Maths)
    • A minimum of a 4 in Maths and English Language where these subjects have not been chosen for study at Sixth Form
    • Students who wish to consider undertaking 4 subjects must have an average GCSE score of at least 8


    Sixth Form Interviews

    Candidates will be interviewed by a member of the Sixth Form tutor team and we will request a reference from your current school. Your interview with our Sixth Form tutor team will also be an opportunity for you to demonstrate your commitment to learning and making the most of what school life has to offer.

    We offer several Sixth Form Scholarships and Means tested bursaries.

    To register for September 2023 entry please click here.

Whole School Open Day

Join us for our Whole School Open Day on Saturday 8th October 2022, from 10am-2pm. Register for this event by completing our online form here.

Alternatively, complete our online form to book an individual tour with our Admissions team.