Once registered, and having completed an Examination Entry form by the closing date in November, all external candidates for entry to the Senior School are invited for interview and a computer-based test in early January, prior to sitting a written examination which takes place on a Saturday in late January.
The School sets its own papers in English, Mathematics and Reasoning 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.
Extra time is allowed in all papers and 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 extra time must be made by the closing date.
A confidential reference is requested from the pupil’s current Head Teacher. The School bases its decision whether to offer a place on the written entrance examination, the current Head Teacher’s report, and the individual interview. Offers to external candidates are made approximately two weeks after the formal examinations.
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Vacancies in Senior 8, 9 and 10
Applicants for occasional vacancies in Years 8, 9 and 10 are invited to spend the morning in School completing papers in English and Mathematics. Those applying for Senior 8 entry may also take a Reasoning Paper. Candidates are interviewed by the Headmistress or Deputy Headmaster. A confidential reference is requested from the pupil’s current Head Teacher.
If further information is required please contact the Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
There is a fee deposit of £1000 which is held for the duration of the pupil’s education in the School.
A full term’s notice of the intention to withdraw a pupil must be given in writing to the Headmistress. 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.
All particulars may be obtained from the Bursar (Tel. 020 8392 5804), email: email@example.com