Apply to the Senior School

Applying to the Senior School is a smooth process which begins with a visit.

1. Visit us for a Virtual Open Morning or Private Tour:

The first step to joining us at the Senior School is to experience our Virtual Senior School Tour. This is a great way to meet our staff and hear about what our students get up to on a day-to-day basis. Alongside our virtual experience we are also able to offer personal tours. At this stage we ask parents to provide us with some background information regarding their child so, where possible, we can tailor their tour to the child’s interests.

Please contact our Admissions Registrar, Mrs Rachael Cox to arrange a visit.

2. Optional Taster Day:

We encourage children to join us for a taster day, during which they will be paired with a buddy and will have the opportunity to participate in a full-day’s timetable. Taster days are the perfect opportunity for children to meet their prospective class mates and teachers, and to experience the day-to-day life of the School. Taster days are organised on an individual basis on a date convenient to parents and the School.

3. Register for a place:

Once you have visited us and if you would like to proceed, you will need to register your child for a place. This can be done by completing our registration form and paying our non-refundable registration fee. For more information visit our fees page.

4. School reference request and completion of entrance assessments:

Upon receipt of registration and with your permission, a reference from your child’s current school will be requested.

In addition, students are required to complete academic assessments in order to allow us to ascertain that the School can support a child’s learning.

All assessments are internally set by our Heads of Departments and provide an insight into a student’s prior knowledge in the subject. For entry into Year 7 and 10, students are also required to write a Non-Verbal Reasoning Assessment.

The deadline for registrations into Sixth Form is 30 October 2020, with the entrance assessment day in November.  The deadline for registrations into all other years is 4 January 2021, with the entrance assessment day for Years 7 and 9 in January. Late registrations will be accepted if spaces are available, and assessments will be administered ad hoc.

Summary of academic assessments:

5. Accept the offer of a place:

Once assessments have been marked and a reference has been received, the student will be offered a place. Completion of the acceptance pack (which will be shared at the time of offer) and payment of a refundable deposit of £500 should be made in order to secure the place.