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Entrance assessments for entry in September 2024 will be held in January 2024. Please apply by Tuesday 2 January 2024 if you would like your child to take sit these assessments.
For Year 7, the assessments will be held on Saturday 13 and 20 January 2024 (applicants need only attend one session).
For Years 8–10, the assessments will be held on Saturday 13 January only.
For 2024 entry, the Entrance Examinations will consists of:
Year 7: A 45-minute Creative Writing paper, a 20-minute Comprehension paper, a 30-minute Problem-solving paper, and a 20-minute Arithmetic paper.
To help your child prepare for the entrance assessments, towards the end of the Autumn term we send a sample of each of the papers to all those who have applied. Later applicants will receive the samples with your application acknowledgement email.
Although, we would prefer to see a child’s natural ability, we understand that some children may feel more comfortable if they can undertake some additional practice. If you wish for your child to partake in some preparation further to the sample papers that we send, we would suggest you purchase the CGP 11+ Maths (GL Assessment) and CGP 11+ English (GL Assessment). Please note that the CGP books are only practice materials, the format of the tests will be similar to those as provided in our sample papers.
All Year 7 candidates are also invited to a meeting with a member of staff to discuss their hobbies, interests and school work. Details of this appointment will be sent following your Year 7 application.
Year 8: Papers in English and Mathematics, and a Modern Language (French, German, Spanish or Russian)
Year 9 and 10: Papers in English, Mathematics, Science and a Modern Language (French, German, Spanish or Russian)
Please note: applications for places in Years 8, 9 and 10 are dependent on the availability of places. Please contact the Admissions team for up-to-date information. The best way is to call us on 0117 933 9885.
Ad hoc assessments can be arranged for late applicants, subject to the availability of places. Please contact the Admissions team for up-to-date information. The best way is to call us on 0117 933 9885.
If spaces are not currently available in your desired year-group, you can submit an application which will be held on a waiting list. Should a vacancy arise, we will take all reasonable steps to contact all those on the waiting list with a test date. The place(s) will then be awarded on merit.
As part of the entry process for all year-groups, alongside the examinations, we also consider a reference or recent school report from your child’s current school.