Please find answers to frequently asked questions below. If you cannot find the answer to your question, please contact the admissions office.
How many pupils are there in the school?
There are 945 pupils, of which 487 are boys and 458 are girls.
How many pupils are there approximately in each year group?
Year 6 (Hill form): 48
Year 7: 140
Year 8: 141
Year 9: 134
Year 10: 123
Year 11: 126
Year 12 (lower sixth): 113
Year 13 (upper sixth): 111
What is the average class size?
In the Lower School and in Year 9, the average class size is 22.
In Years 10-11, the average class size is 20.
In the sixth form, the average class size is 10.
At what age can my child enter the school?
10+, 11+, 13+ and 16+
When can I register?
You can register between approximately one and two years before the September of your desired entry year. Please see the relevant entry point page for specific dates.
What is the gender split?
52% boys and 48% girls
What is the selection process to enter Emanuel?
Candidates will be required to submit their last school report. We will also request a reference from their current headteacher (or equivalent). Candidates will sit an entrance exam and an interview with a member of staff. Please see the relevant entry point for more information.
Do you interview the candidates?
Yes, we interview all of our candidates. They will fill out a brief background form on their interests and achievements (parents may help if they wish) before undergoing a 20-minute interview with a member of staff.
Do you have a sibling policy?
Yes: please see our sibling policy for more information.
Is lunch included in the fees?
Yes – all compulsory items are fully inclusive in our school fees, excluding school uniform (which is available to purchase from Peter Jones) and exam fees. If additional charges are required, e.g. for rowing in Year 10 and above, then the activity will be optional.
Do you give bursaries?
Yes: we are committed to widening access to our school and welcoming pupils from all backgrounds. Please see help with fees for more information.
What scholarships do you offer?
We offer academic scholarships (which are awarded based on performance in the entrance examinations), art, drama, music and sport scholarships. Please see help with fees for more information.
Can you hold more than one scholarship?
Yes: it is possible to hold more than one scholarship and to receive a larger fee remission as a consequence.
What are the different types of scholarship?
The fee remission for co-curricular scholarships is either 10% or 25%. There are some Foundation Academic Scholarships which are worth a fee remission of 50%. Scholarships are not means-tested.
Can you top up a scholarship with a bursary?
Yes: scholarships can be topped up to 100% fee remission (plus travel grants and uniform allowance).
Why don't you offer football as a sport for boys?
From the Spring term 2020, we will be offering football as part of the boys’ games programme (with competitive fixtures against local schools) for Years 6, 7 and 8. From the following year (2021), this will include Year 9, then Year 10 the following year, and so on.
What percentage of Year 11 pupils stay on for the sixth form?
About 90% of our students stay on for sixth form at Emanuel, which is why we take in relatively few students from other schools at this level.
What languages do pupils study?
Pupils in Year 6 have taster lessons in French, Spanish, German and Latin. Pupils from Years 7 to 9 undertake two of these languages. All pupils must study at least one language at GCSE.
If my child is registered for 10+ should I register for 11+ entry as well?
No. If your child is not successful in gaining a place at Year 6, we will then offer you the chance to register for 11+ when we post the decision about 10+ entry in March. Note that the opportunity to register for 11+ entry at that stage will only apply if your child is not offered a place at 10+.
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