Joining Years 7-11

Although the usual ages of admission are 11 and 16, suitably qualified boys may be admitted between these ages when there are vacancies.

 Applicants are required to demonstrate that they are of the standard to warrant entry to the school.  The determination of eligibility for admission into years 7 – 11 is valid for 2 calendar years from the date of testing.  After such time applicants wishing to remain on the waiting list must be re-tested, to ensure that they are of comparable standard to the enrolled students in the year group for which they are seeking admission.  

For admission outside the normal points of entry, applications will only, other than in the most exceptional circumstances, be accepted for admission into the year group appropriate to the applicant’s date of birth.  If an applicant has been tested in the past, the assessments will not be repeated within 12 months of the last stage of the process i.e. the last panel or appeals meeting at which the candidates were assessed or reviewed.

Parents wishing to apply outside a normal point of entry must do so through the local authority.  We will notify the parents in writing within 15 school days of the application of the date for the assessment of ability.  Parents will be required to complete a supplementary information form before the test date can be confirmed.  This is to ensure that the school takes all reasonable steps to ensure the student performs at their best.  Following testing parents will be notified of the decision within 5 school days.  Applications which are refused may appeal the decision (see section 8 of the Admissions Policy).