There are 144 pupils in Year 7, divided into six forms of 24. 48 pupils move up into Year 7 from the Hill form, where they are joined by 96 successful 11+ pupils.

Registration for September 2022 is now closed.


Key dates for 11+ 2022 entry

Friday 10th September 2021: Scholarship and bursary forms become available to download from the school website on this page. Please do not submit a scholarship or bursary application before registering the candidate.

Friday 15th October 2021 at midday: Deadline for acceptance of registrations.

Friday 15th October 2021 at midday: Deadline for receipt of educational psychologist reports (if applicable), which are required to assess if a candidate qualifies for extra time or the use of a computer in the entrance exams.

Tuesday 2nd November 2021: Deadline for receipt of a copy of the applicant’s end of Year 5 school report. Please note this is not sent by the primary/prep school – it must be sent by the parents and can be posted as soon as it is received. Please do not scan and email as a hard copy is required.

Friday 12th November 2021 at 5pm: Deadline for receipt of scholarship and bursary applications. All sections of the application must be received by this date, including references.

Monday 1st November to Friday 10th December 2021: Please note, these will take place remotely. Information on the specific arrangements for your child’s interview will be emailed on the week beginning 25th October. You can find a guide for parents and pupils on the online interviews below.

Friday 3rd December 2021: 11+ entrance exam. Details of exact timings will be sent in November.

Thursday 9th December 2021: Reserve 11+ entrance exam. Details of exact timings will be sent in November.

Thursday 10th February 2022: Offer letters are sent by 1st class post with the view of arriving on Friday 11th February.

Monday 7th March 2022 at midday: Acceptance deadline. Please note that this date may be subject to change.

Friendly tips for a smooth application process

Please ensure that the contact details we hold (especially email) are up to date. Please ring the admissions office to check if in doubt, otherwise there is a risk you will miss crucial information which is sent via email. The offers are sent by post; if you move address, please let us know or the letter will be sent to an old address.

When possible, please submit with good time before a deadline. There may be a delay in acknowledgement due to a last minute rush.

If you wish to withdraw a candidate, please email the admissions office and we can remove them from the list.

Interview Guide 2021

Please read this letter from Mr Robert Milne, Headmaster, explaining how we will run interviews for 2022 entry.

Details for applicants can be found in the guide below.

Exam concessions

If you are seeking special exam arrangements of any kind (including extra time or use of a computer), the child’s educational psychologist’s report must be sent in when requested. This must be under two years old.

Exam concession requests are reviewed in line with the requirements of the ‘Joint Council for Qualifications’; they will only be awarded if the pupil would be granted the concessions in external formal exams. The headmaster’s decision on exam concession requests is final. The school will confirm in writing which, if any, special arrangements will be made for the candidate. Candidates must bring the letter of confirmation to the entrance exam.

If your child has an educational psychologist’s report you must supply this information if you accept the offer of a place.

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