Entry to Senior School

The information on this page is provided to assist you in understanding the process of gaining admission to the Senior School in 2022.

Our principal point of entry into the Senior School is at 11+. While each year we have a number of occasional places arising for 12+, 13+ and 14+ entry, candidates who choose to defer their applications beyond 11+ should be aware that uncertainty regarding the exact number of places which will become available in any given year may significantly increase competition for those seeking a place.

Admissions Guide

The Admissions Guide for entry in September 2022 offers a general overview of the application process and contains fee information for 2021-2022 along with details of Bursaries, Scholarships and Exhibitions on its final page.

Registration

Children need to be registered with the School to be considered for a place. Registration must be made online by the closing date of Friday 12 November 2021 for September 2022 entry. The relevant page may be accessed via the button below. There is a non-refundable registration fee of £155.

Registration


11+ Entry

For 2022 entry, once registered by the closing date of 12 November 2021, all candidates for entry to Senior 7 (11+) are required to sit a computer-based (CEM) test and participate in a Learning Workshop either on Tuesday 4 January or Wednesday 5 January 2022. All candidates also then sit Entrance Examinations which take place between 8.00am and 1.30pm on Saturday 15 January 2022. School sets its own papers on this day and these are marked internally. The examination papers are based on the National Curriculum and they are appropriate for a wide range of feeder schools. The School does not issue past papers. Please note that the School expects all candidates to attend in person for assessment.

11+ Examination Entry Form

Once a candidate has been registered, a paper-based Examination Entry Form must be completed and returned to the Registrar by the closing date of Friday 12 November 2021 for September 2022 entry. A copy of the Examination Entry Form is available from the following link:

11+ Examination Entry Form

11+ Offer Decisions

The School bases its decision whether to offer a place on the candidate’s performance in the computer-based (CEM) test, the Learning Workshop, the written entrance examinations, and a confidential reference requested from the candidate’s current Head Teacher. Offers to candidates are made approximately three weeks after the formal examinations.

11+ Candidates qualifying for Access Arrangements

For candidates the School determines as qualifying for Access Arrangements, extra time is allowed in all papers and, where applicable, a laptop computer may be used, provided recommendation has been made in a professional report written within the last two years usually by an educational psychologist. All requests for Access Arrangements must be made with supporting evidence by the closing date of 12 November 2021.

A summary sheet displaying key dates for 11+ entry in 2022 is available via the button below.

Entry to Senior 7 in 2022

If further information is required please contact the Registrar at registrar@ibstockplaceschool.co.uk.


12+, 13+, 14+ Entry

Applicants for occasional places at 12+, 13+ and 14+ will be invited for interview on the afternoon of either Wednesday 12 or Thursday 13 January 2022 and sit relevant entrance examinations in English and Mathematics on Friday 14 January 2022. Please note that the School expects all candidates to attend in person for assessment.

12+, 13+ and 14+ Examination Entry Form

Once a candidate has been registered, a paper-based Examination Entry Form must be completed and returned to the Registrar by the closing date of Friday 12 November 2021 for September 2022 entry. A copy of the Examination Entry Form is available from the following link:

12+, 13+, 14+ Examination Entry Form

12+, 13+, 14+ Offer Decisions

The School bases its decision whether to offer a place on the candidate’s performance at interview and in the written entrance examinations, and a confidential reference requested from the candidate’s current Head Teacher. Offers to candidates are made approximately three weeks after the formal examinations.

12+, 13+, 14+ Candidates qualifying for Access Arrangements

For candidates the School determines as qualifying for Access Arrangements, extra time is allowed in all papers and, where applicable, a laptop computer may be used, provided recommendation has been made in a professional report written within the last two years usually by an educational psychologist. All requests for Access Arrangements must be made with supporting evidence by the closing date of 12 November 2021.


Accepting an offer of a place

If a child is successful following assessment, a formal offer of a place will be made. A completed Acceptance Form is submitted together with a fee deposit against the child’s last term’s fees at the School; the deposit is not returnable should the place not be taken up.

The offer of a place will be deemed to have lapsed if it is not formally accepted within two weeks of the offer being made.

Under the conditions of acceptance, School fees are due on or before the first day of term. Compound interest at 1.5% per month will be added to all outstanding accounts after the start of term.

Parents should note that peripatetic staff (e.g. visiting music teachers) are paid on a fee-for-service basis.


Payment

There is a fee deposit of £1,750 which is held for the duration of the pupil’s education in the School.

Withdrawal

A full term’s notice of the intention to withdraw a pupil must be given in writing to the Head. In the absence of such notice, a full term’s fees will be charged.

Parent Contract (Terms and Conditions)

The Governors reserve the right to raise the fees during the course of the year; normally at least one term’s notice is given of an increase in School fees. The Parent Contract (Terms and Conditions) is available from the School Policies page.

All particulars may be obtained from the Bursar (Tel. 020 8392 5804), email: bursar@ibstockplaceschool.co.uk

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