Pupils are interviewed in the spring term (January to March) of the applicant’s Year 7. Prior to the interview we will ask the candidates' current schools for comprehensive reports, which will cover most of our academic questions, and the most recent verbal reasoning test (VRT) score. If the school does not provide a VRT score a test will be scheduled on the same day as the interviews. Interviews, of a general nature, will be conducted by the relevant Housemaster or Housemistress (Hm) and we shall ask each candidate to complete a short interview questionnaire prior to the interview which will form the basis for the 20 to 30 minute discussion. In addition each candidate will also be interviewed by a senior member of staff in order to help assess academic suitability.
We shall also ask candidates to bring along their most recent exercise books in Mathematics and English and the piece of work that they are most proud of completing during Year 7. Following the assessment conditional places are offered in Houses, subject to applicants passing either the Common Entrance Examination with an average of at least 55%, the School's own entrance tests in English and Mathematics (for those whose schools do not prepare them for Common Entrance) or meeting the School's entrance requirements in the Scholarship examination. Before the interviews take place, parents are asked to pay the Entrance Fee.
We will temporarily close our lists for new applications between mid-November and April of Year 7 in order to allow us to carry out this assessment process. From April of Year 7 we will be happy to consider new applications by means of a Waiting List Registration for places that may become available.
|13+ Entry to Boarding Houses in 2015|
|Registration before October 2013
||Interviews in January and February 2014|
Entrance to Town House (boys) and Southfield (girls) is competitive and is decided on academic merit at 11+, in June of Year 6. The assessment consists of a general interview conducted by the Hm. There will also be an interview with a senior member of staff to assess academic suitability. Prior to the assessment current schools will be asked for a full academic report including a verbal reasoning score or equivalent.
Day places in Town House and Southfield are offered shortly after the entrance tests. Boys and girls must then pass the Common Entrance Examination with an average of at least 55%, be offered a place as a result of the Scholarship examinations or, if they are at a school which does not prepare for Common Entrance, sit the School's own English and Mathematics papers in the spring term of the applicant’s Year 8.
We are happy to consider later applications by means of a Waiting List Registration for places that may become available.
|13+ Entry to Town House & Southfield in 2016|
||Thursday 12 June 2014|
|Closing Date for Applications
||Friday 23 May 2014|