Selecting a school for your son or daughter’s secondary education is one of the most important decisions you may make for your child.
Each school will offer different opportunities and different approaches to learning. We welcome you to come and visit to find out what difference an independent education can offer, alongside the benefits of a co-education learning environment.
We welcome enquiries for places to join Seniors throughout the year and we encourage families to visit from Year 4 onwards as early application is strongly encouraged.
Applications will be considered for other year groups and it is possible for students to join Seniors at any point in the academic year, subject to places being available.
Families are invited to visit the School at one of our Open Events which are held in the Michaelmas and Summer terms.
Our Open Events are an excellent opportunity to speak to staff and students about the wide range of opportunities available at the School and see what sets the School apart from other schools within the area.
Find out more and book your place
We also warmly invite you to visit the School and meet with Mr Vicars, Headmaster. During the visit you will be given a tour of the School with a member of the Prefect team. Visits and tours are available throughout the year.
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Assessment & Taster Days
Year 7 Entry
Assessment & Taster Days for Year 7 entry take place at the following times during the year:
- June (Year 5 students)
- January (Year 6 students)
The day is intended to be an enjoyable experience for the children, offering them an opportunity to experience a day at the School and meet staff and other students.
During the day, assessments will be completed in Verbal Reasoning, English and Mathematics and references will be requested from the current primary school.
Entry into Years 8 – 10
Admission into Seniors at a mid-year point, or at a later stage in a student's school life, is via interview, school references and tests appropriate to the age of the student.
Offer of a Place to Join Seniors
Following a visit and assessments, feedback is given, and if both parties are happy an offer will be made.
Places are confirmed upon receipt of the Reservation Form and accompanying fee.
Details of the fees are listed on the Fees
*The reservation fee is refundable on the completion of the student’s education at the School.
Following reservation of a place in Seniors, the Bursar will issue contracts and further information.
Information on the Conditions of Admission can be found at:
About Us / Information / Policies
We look forward to welcoming you to Seniors.
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