1 Explore the website and make contact with the School

Contact the Registrar who will be happy to answer any queries that you may have about the School and who will also be able to discuss all areas of the process with you.

2 Visit our School

We offer the following opportunities to visit:

Open Morning

Saturday 28 September 2019 – open to all from 09:00 until 13:00.

Taster Days

A group Taster Day for current year 11 pupils is held in November, although individual Taster Days can be made by arrangement with the Registrar throughout the year at a time that is convenient to you.

Personal Tours

Available on school days by appointment. Come and meet with the Registrar and one of our senior boys.

3 Apply to be considered for a place

Submit the online Registration Form

OR

  • If you are applying for Sixth Form and would like a paper form, please request one from the Admissions department.

In addition you may wish to apply for;

  • Music Scholarship this can be applied for by notifying us in the section on the Registration Form. Please submit this form by the start of the Spring term.

School Assisted Places (SAP).

A small number of significant School Assisted Places are available of up to 50% of fees (larger bursaries may be available, dependent on exceptional performance at GCSE). These are dependent upon performance in the GCSE examinations, parental income and a meeting at the School. Please indicate if you wish to apply for a SAP on the Registration Form. (Form to be submitted please by the end of the Autumn term)

4 Deadline for submission of applications

There is no deadline but there is more flexibility regarding subject combinations for those accepting provisional offers before February.

Music Scholarships – January.

School Assisted Places – the end of the Autumn Term.

5 Assessment for entry in September 2019

Interviews for entry to Year 12 are held soon after you have submitted the Registration Form.

Year 12 (Sixth Form) Entry Requirements

The assessment procedure has three parts:

  • GCSE results – or recognised equivalents
  • An interview
  • A report from your son’s present/most recent school

You should be expecting your son to achieve at least five grade 6s at GCSE, and at least grade 5 in both English and Mathematics, with grade 7s in the subjects to be studied at A Level. For those students who have not followed a GCSE course, we would expect a comparable academic standard and treat each applicant on an individual basis. In some cases, particularly for those boys from overseas, it may be necessary to sit an entrance examination in the subjects they wish to study in the Sixth Form.

In addition, students from overseas are expected to have achieved a minimum of C1 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) (or a high B2 if the student is planning to study Maths and Sciences and scores well on these subject papers).

Interview – An interview gives us an opportunity to discuss current school work and to assess academic potential and personal qualities. We would like all of our students to take advantage of all the opportunities available at the Grammar School and we therefore look for evidence of, or potential for, self-motivation, involvement in extra-curricular activities, a sense of social responsibility and of course, academic ability. Interviews may be held with: The Headmaster, Deputy Head (Academic), Head of Sixth Form or selected Heads of Department.

All applicants for entry into the Sixth Form will be asked to indicate their preferred choice of subjects for study at A Level at the time of their application.

Download Sixth Form Entrance Procedure

6 Results

For entry to Year 12, provisional offers are made which are confirmed on GCSE results day.

7 Acceptance of an offer

When the provisional offer is made, you will be asked to confirm the subjects which your son wishes to study and to sign the parent contract.

You will be asked to contact us on GCSE results day to notify us of the grades your son has achieved and, provided he has met the requirements specified in your offer letter, the provisional offer will be confirmed straight way. Should he not meet the entry requirements, it may be possible to offer courses in alternative subjects and we would be happy to discuss the possibilities with you.

8 Induction programme

An induction day for all new boys is held on the first day of the Autumn Term.