Admissions Assessment

Once you have completed the application form your child will be invited to attend an assessment with our Academic Team.

We request that you provide us with 1 passport photo of your child and their most recent nursery or school report prior to them attending the assessment.

Foundation aged children (FS1&2) will be assessed through play-based learning. The assessment will take place in a child-friendly learning environment. Our academic team will observe and interact with your child within a small group of age-related peers. The assessment will focus on seven areas of Learning and Development and will be conducted to showcase your child’s talents and areas of strength. The assessment will take approximately one hour and parents are asked to wait in the waiting area should your child be comfortable with this.

Key Stage 1 aged children (Years 1-2) will be assessed in a child-friendly learning environment. Our academic team will observe and interact with your child within a small group of age-related peers. They will complete a reading, writing and maths assessment along with a circle time session with their peers. The assessment will take approximately one to one and a half hours.

Key Stage 2 aged children (Years 3-6) will be assessed in a primary classroom setting with age-related peers. They will complete a reading, writing and maths assessment along with a circle time session with their peers. The assessment will take approximately one and a half to two hours.

Secondary aged students (Years 7 onwards) will be invited in to have an interview with our academic team and will complete a math and writing assessment along with partaking in a collaborative task with their peers. The assessment will take approximately two to two and a half hours.

If your child is abroad, we may agree to coordinate an initial assessment in their current school. Kindly provide us with the contact details (Headteacher or Admission Department email address and her/his full name). Please also send us a copy of your child’s school reports for the last 2 years, prior to the assessment taking place