Years 7-11 entry points
Our main entry points are Years 7 and 9. However, it is also possible for students to join us in Year 8 or Year 10 providing we have space in the year group. Our application process is the same regardless of entry point.
The application process
Our application process is designed for us to get to know you, and for you to get to know us.
We’re often asked about the academic requirements for entry into Years 7-11, and what we are looking for in a potential student in more general terms. Our school runs on openness, honesty and respect, and these are among the personal qualities we look for in a child. A sense of humour goes a long way too!
In terms of our entrance tests, the minimum level we require is roughly equivalent to the national average levels in Maths and English. However, our decisions are made based on much more than exam scores alone, and a child’s personality is just as important to us as their academic performance. We appreciate that visiting a school for the first time will always be a little nerve-wracking and this is why our admissions process takes place over several stages; we want your child to feel comfortable in the school so we can get to know them properly – and vice versa.
Years 7-11 Fees
- Registration fee: £125
- Acceptance fee: £1200
- Termly fee: £6050
- Lunch*: £330
- Instrumental Music/Voice**: £34
* Per term (equivalent to around £5 per day)
** 35 minute session
We offer scholarships for those entering Years 7 and 9. Awards are made to students who will make a considerable contribution to the life of the school, and who show outstanding ability and potential. Scholarships are available in the following areas:
- Starts: Tue 03 Sep 2019
- Half-term: Fri 18 Oct - Mon 28 Oct 2019
- Ends: Fri 13 Dec 2019
- Starts: Mon 06 Jan 2020
- Half-term: Fri 14 Feb - Sun 31 May 2020
- Ends: Fri o3 Apr 2020
- Starts: Mon 27 Apr 2020
- Half-term: Sat 23 May - Sun 31 May 2020
- Ends: Fri 03 Jul 2020
- Fri 08 May 2020*
*Changed date from 04 May due to the 75th Anniversary of VE day
Examination entry fees will depend on the number of public examinations taken in each session.
Please note that additional fees may apply where special examination arrangements have to be made for a particular candidate:
Use of a word-processor – £20 per exam taken
Provision of a scribe / reader – £47 per exam taken
Overall, examination fees are usually around £400, depending on the number of exams taken.
Students may collect their recommended course books at the school on Induction Day. The charge for these will be added to the student’s bill.
Text Book charges vary depending on which subjects are taken but range between £5.99 and £30 per book and are usually invoiced on the Spring Term invoice. Typically the total cost is around £120.
Fees refund scheme:
Parents may, if they choose to do so, participate in a Fees Refund Scheme administered by the school’s insurers, Marsh Ltd. The scheme provides for a pro-rata refund of fees in certain cases of absence due to illness. The cost for this is 0.75% of fees paid.
Personal accident insurance:
£13.38 per term – for cover up to £1,000,000
Personal Effects insurance:
£8.57 per term
Full details are sent with the first term’s bill, and further copies may be obtained from the Bursary at any point.
These will vary depending on the nature of the trip. Parental consent will be sought in advance for chargeable trips. These trips may vary from a trip to a local event or conference costing around £30 to an optional overseas expedition costing £3,500.
Exceptional arrangements such as supplementary one-to-one teaching, or teaching for a GCSE subject studied in the Sixth Form, will incur additional tuition fees. Supplementary one-to-one teaching that is arranged over and above the standard course is charged at £49 per hour. Arrangements of this kind are exceptional and, where such support is deemed necessary, it will always have been discussed and agreed in advance with parents.