Entry at 9+ and above

We want to feel confident that all our pupils will be happy and successful within our school, and that they will be able to access the curriculum. To this end, all children are assessed so that we can look at his/her potential and their attitude to learning.

Our normal minimum standard for admission is above the average standard level of attainment for each age group, based on the National Curriculum.

Although these are not formal entry points for us, we do welcome a few boys to join us in Year 5, 6 or 7 each year.

Year 5 (9+)

Assessment date:

Friday 10th January 2020              9.15am-3.00pm

Offers will be posted:                    Thursday 23rd January 2020

Deadline to accept offer of place: 12 noon Thursday 30th January 2020

Year 6 (10+)

Assessment date:

Friday 24th January 2020              9.15am-3.00pm

Offers will be posted:                    Friday 7th February 2020

Deadline to accept offer of place: 12 noon Friday 14th February 2020

Year 7 (11+)

Assessment date:

Tuesday 28th January 2020          9.15am-3.00pm

Offers will be posted:                    Friday 14th February 2020

Deadline to accept offer of place: 12 noon Monday 2nd March 2020

Assessments

Boys sit reasoning tests on an IPad (verbal, non verbal and quantitative) and are asked to undertake some written English (writing and comprehension) and Maths work. We also ask the boys to take part in some team tasks with other boys of a similar age and will carry out an informal interview. The purpose of the assessment is to make sure that the boys who join us will thrive in a selective school with high academic standards.

We ask parents to provide a copy of their son's most recent school report and we will also contact each boy's current school to ask for a reference.

Offers

We do operate a short waiting list for entry at 9+, 10+ or 11+.

Boys are invited to a taster day in the summer term to meet their new teachers and classmates.