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Admissions FAQ

Do you have more than one Open Evening?

No we only have one Opening Evening held each year in the middle of May

When do I apply?

When your child is in year 5 and after our Open Evening held in May of that year

What do I do to register my child?

If you come along to our Open Evening you will be given an information pack and inside there will be our Application Form.

If you do not come to our Opening Evening please ring after the event and we will post a form out.

What is your catchment area?

6.5 miles as the crow flies from the Post Office address point of the school to the Post Office address point of the applicant.

How do I know if I am in-catchment?

If you unsure whether your property is in–catchment please contact the school and we are happy to check your address.  If you are thinking of moving house to be in our catchment area, please check with us before you buy, and you must be resident in the property on the 1st September before your child takes the tests i.e one year before your child would start at the school

What type of tests are they?

Verbal Reasoning tests. One multiple choice and one standard written test.

Do you do any practice tests?

No, the applicants are given a 15 minute practice test before they sit their main paper.  Books of 11+ Verbal Reasoning papers can be purchased from most book and stationery shops.

When are the tests?

Please see the Key Dates page for further information.

What happens if my child takes the tests and doesn’t get a place?

Students who take our 11+ remain on our waiting list for 3 years.  You can appeal against the decision if your child doesn’t get a place by writing to the Headmaster, Mr R Hale in the first instance.

Do you offer tests at a later date?

We do have late tests in February/March and April/May for anybody who has missed our entry dates, these include tests for entry to years 7, 8, 9 and 10, for anybody moving into the area.  Students who took the tests at 11+ entry are not allowed to retake tests until year 9 for entry into year 10 if they so wish.

What about Sixth Form Entry?

Sixth Form Applications are welcomed from external students.  The closing date for these is usually the end of February, although late applications will be considered.  Our Open Evening is usually during November.  Please see our Sixth Form Prospectus for entry qualifications.

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