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How Will My Child Be Assessed?

Years 6-10

The aim of our Entrance Examination is to assess, as far as possible, a potential pupil’s academic potential. We want to ensure your son has the range of abilities to be happy, successful and to thrive at the Grammar School.

We select boys on the basis of merit, ability and aptitude and this is reflected in our Entrance Procedures. These comprise;

  • A report from your son’s present/most recent school.
  • A series of examination papers.

Examination performance carries most weight overall, but the School report is an important influence upon our final decision. In some instances, we may request a meeting with you and your son after the exam. This provides us with the opportunity to discuss his performance in the Entrance Exam and assess his academic potential and personal qualities.

We invite parents of boys with additional needs or disabilities which may need to be considered to discuss these needs with the School as early as possible, so that appropriate adjustments can be considered. A recent expert report, for example, an educational psychologist’s report confirming dyslexia or a medical report confirming a disability would need to be submitted to the School for consideration by the November preceding the entrance exam, if applicable.