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Assessment Process for Year 7 (11+) and Year 9 (13+) Entry

Entry Assessment Testing Day - 20 January 2024

We aim to ensure the interview day is as enjoyable for all children as possible regardless of the outcome. We provide refreshments throughout the day and all the tasks and the interview are intentionally designed to be short, accessible and stimulating. 

Students will be asked to complete a CAT4 test as the first stage of the entry assessment process. This CAT4 test will be sent for completion after the closing date of application. From the outcomes of the CAT4 tests we will invite those children who meet our threshold to the entry assessment testing day on Saturday 20 January 2024.

On Saturday 20 January 2024 children will be asked to complete the following:

  • A short comprehension or creative writing task (30-40 minutes).
  • A short maths test (30-40 minutes).
  • A group exercise.
  • A 1:1 interview with a senior member of academic staff who will do all they can to help your child to show their best self.

The order in which the above tasks are undertaken may vary. 

Offers and waiting list places

Offers will be sent by 2 February 2024 and the acceptance  deadline is 4 March 2024 for those holding an offer of a place. 

Children who are not offered a place may be placed on a waiting list; a number of offers are made to children on the waiting list after acceptances have been received on 4 March if any places remain unfilled at that stage. 

Key Dates

  • Closing date for applications – 8 December 2023
  • Closing date for Scholarship Application - 8 December 2023
  • CAT4 completed remotely – 11 December 2023 – 5 January 2024
  • Entrance assessment day – Saturday, 20 January 2024  
  • Scholarship auditions and interviews - Scholarships (external) Year 7 + Year 9 Non Academic Scholarship interviews will take place by arrangement in the days preceding the entrance testing.
  • Offers will be made by 2 February 2024
  • Acceptance of Offers 4 March 2024

Submit an enquiry

To submit an enquiry for the Senior School please click the link below.

Submit an application

To submit an application please complete the application form here.

Have other questions?

See our Admissions FAQ for further information.

For any other enquiries please contact our admissions team or call 01223 454762