We are very proud of our position as an academically non-selective school.
We believe that every child is remarkable and that with our care, support and passion we can help them maximise their potential. Therefore we do not offer places purely on the results of academic tests, instead we offer places based on a child’s suitability for the school. This is determined through their visits, meetings with staff and existing school reports. Entry requirements vary depending on your child’s age.
Preparatory School – Nursery to Year 6
In Preparatory School, children’s suitability is assessed during their taster day or taster session in Nursery. Their teachers will provide feedback to the Head at the end of the day and this, along with their most recent school report will be used to determine if a place will be offered.
Senior School – Years 7-11
Children wishing to join senior school will sit assessment tests (normally Maths, English and Non-Verbal Reasoning). There is no minimum pass mark and the results of the tests are used purely to give us an indication of your child’s ability before they join and also help us identify if they have any particular areas requiring support.
Your child’s suitability for the School will be assessed via a meeting with the Headmaster, references from their existing school and their most recent school reports. For Year 7 we hold a specific Assessment Day, where all children attend to sit the tests and meet with the Headmaster.
Our Assessment day for entry into Year 7 for September 2017 is 19th January 2017. Please contact our admissions team for further details. firstname.lastname@example.org
Entry to Year 12 is determined on GCSE results, school reports, and a successful interview with the Headmaster.
Children must gain a minimum of 6 GCSE subjects at grade B or above and the following subjects also have additional requirements:
- Further Mathematics - A in GCSE Mathematics
- P.E. - Club-level participation in at least one sport
- Music - Proficiency in an instrument/voice to at least grade 5 level and GCSE music
- Art and Design - A strong portfolio of work if GCSE has not been studied previously
Throughout the school, the curriculum is balanced and structured. ISI Report 2014