Admissions & Visiting Us

 

Welcome to King’s Admissions

We have several events on throughout the year, when you are warmly invited to come along and find out more about King’s. Please use the links below to reserve your place. 

Upcoming events:

Junior School Discovery Day – Tuesday 8 & Tuesday 15 May, from 2.15pm-3.15pm

Come and join our friendly Junior School pupils for an afternoon of fun and discovery.

Willow Lodge Discovery Day, Friday May 25 (now full) and Friday June 8, from 2-3pm

Join us for an afternoon at Willow Lodge to see why our pupils love coming to school every day. To reserve a place, call 01244 689553

Willow Lodge Open Morning – Look to the future at Willow Lodge infants, Friday June 15, from 9am-10.30am

Is your child due to start primary school in the year 2019 or beyond?
If so, come along to this informal event and learn more about Willow Lodge infants and what to expect on your child’s transition from nursery and preschool.

Year 5 Discovery Day, Thursday 28 and Friday 29 June, from 9am-3pm

We warmly welcome all Year 5 pupils to join us at our Senior School to experience a day in the life of one of our students. 

Infant School, Willow Lodge

The majority of children will join Willow Lodge at 4 years of age in the Reception Class. There will sometimes be available places in other year groups throughout the year, please contact the Admissions Manager on 01244 689553 for more information.

You will be invited to come along with your child for a short visit to meet the teachers in Willow Lodge. This will take about 1 hour and will involve a number of play-based activities designed to assess your child’s potential in a relaxed environment.

  • Our Infant School Assessment Day will be on 18 January 2019.

Please register online or call our Admissions Manager on 01244 689553

Junior School

The majority of children join the Junior School at 7 years of age in Year 3. There will sometimes be available places in other year groups throughout the year, please contact the Admissions Manager on 01244 689553 for more information.

Our Junior School assessments take place in small groups in the classrooms. Breaks with drinks and biscuits are provided, and they will also enjoy some fun activities as part as the assessment process. Children are supervised throughout by members of teaching staff. Children will finish their assessment at 12.30pm and a picnic lunch is then provided for them, with collection at 1pm.

  • Our Junior School Assessment Day will be on 18 January 2019, 8.30am to 1.00pm.

Please register online or call our Admissions Manager on 01244 689553

Senior School

Admissions to the Senior School is by examination held each January. Your child must be over 11 and under 12 years of age on 1st September following the examination, and most children will join in Year 7.  There will sometimes be available places in other year groups throughout the year, please contact the Admissions Manager on 01244 689553 for more information.

Senior School assessments consist of :

  • Non verbal reasoning paper
  • Verbal reasoning paper
  • Mathematics paper
  • English paper
  • Interview with a senior teacher

The standard of questions is based on Key Stage 2 of the National Curriculum for England (Mathematics, English). There will also be a few questions on the Maths and English papers at a ‘working towards greater depth’ level. Children who have not yet reached ‘working towards’ or ‘working at greater depth’ should not be deterred from entering.

Download an information document about the examination and specimen papers in Mathematics , the (Answers) and English (Question Paper), (Reading Passages).

  • Our Senior School Assessment Day will be on 18 January 2019, 8.40am to 2.15pm

Please register online or call our Admissions Manager on 01244 689553

Sixth Form

Admission to the Sixth Form is by interview and a minimum entry requirement of 7 GCSEs are required, four of which need to be grade 7 (A) and three at grade 6 (B) or above. Grade 7 (A) GCSEs are required in the four subjects that will be studied at A Level. Grade 8 (A*) is needed for Further Maths. Students are required to have a minimum of grade 4 (C) in both GCSE Maths and English Language.

Students are able to join Sixth Form from our Senior School or from any other school. 

Students are required to submit their subject choices for A Level, along with the most recent reports from their current school. A reference and predicted grades will also be requested before a decision is made to offer a place. 

Prospective students are invited for an interview in December. The interview will cover the subjects the student is applying for, as well as offering the opportunity to discuss extra-curricular and career ambitions.

For all students, progression from Lower Sixth to Upper Sixth is dependent on reaching an expected level of achievement.

Please register online or call our Admissions Manager on 01244 689553

You are welcome to visit the Infant, Junior, Senior School or Sixth Form at any time and appointments can be made by calling 01244 689553 or emailing admissions@kingschester.co.uk

Help with Fees

We don’t want anyone to be deterred from applying to King’s because of financial considerations. It is our policy to give whatever financial assistance we can where the need exists. If you wish to discuss the matter of financial assistance, or request a bursary application form, please contact our Admissions Manager on  01244 689553 or email admissions@kingschester.co.uk

Please read our “Helping With Fees” booklet for further information.

Bursaries are currently available for the Senior School and Sixth Form. 

Additional costs

Special Educational Needs

Children assessed and diagnosed with special educational needs will be supported in the classroom through high quality teaching and differentiation. For children who require more specialist intervention, one-to-one lessons may be offered at an additional charge of £12.50 for 30 minutes and £21 for 50 minutes.

Larks and Owls Club

Charges for Larks Club (breakfast) is £4 including breakfast. Places for Owls Club (after school), anytime between 3.30pm to 6pm will be £8.50, inclusive of a light tea. The cost for children joining Owls Club after an extra-curricular activity will be £7. 

Private Voice and Music Lessons 

The cost for lessons for the Academic Year 2018/2019 is £16.85 for 30 minutes. There is usually a small increase in the September at the start of the academic year. 

Fees

It is our policy to keep fees to a minimum whilst maintaining the School’s standards and facilities. They are normally reviewed annually at Easter, with any change coming into effect from September. Parents normally receive a term’s notice of any change.

Infants

Tuition per term: £3,050
Lunches per term (compulsory): £237

We are registered for Early Years Funding with Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWAC). Parents are eligible to receive a grant for 15 hours free childcare, up to and including the term their child reaches the age of five. Parents must register with CWAC to receive the grant.

With effect from September 2017, parents of children under the age of five can also apply for an additional 15 hours per week.  To obtain the additional hours strict criteria must be met.  If you would like to check your eligibility please use the following link:

https://childcare-support.tax.service.gov.uk/par/app/applynow

Please note – when you use the link to make your application, please click on ‘No’ when it asks ‘have you been invited to make your application’.

Juniors

Tuition fees per term: £3,454*
Lunches per term (compulsory): £261

Seniors

Tuition fees per term: £4,505*
Lunches per term (compulsory): £271

Sixth Form

*Tuition fees per term: £4,505
Lunches (compulsory) £271

*includes all stationery, textbooks, and standard exam fees.

For more information please call our Admissions Manager on 01244 689553 or email admissions@kingschester.co.uk

Additional costs

Special Educational Needs 

Children assessed and diagnosed with special educational needs will be supported in the classroom through high quality teaching and differentiation. For children who require more specialist intervention, one-to-one lessons may be offered at an additional charge of £12.50 for 30 minutes and £21 for 50 minutes. 

Larks and Owls Club

Our aim is to provide breakfast and after-school care in a safe and stimulating environment for boys and girls in the Junior School and the first year of the Senior School. 

The charge for Larks Club (breakfast) is £4 including breakfast. Places for Owls Club (after school), anytime between 3.30pm to 6pm will be £8.50, inclusive of a light tea. The cost for children joining Owls Club after an extra-curricular activity will be £7.

Child care vouchers from various providers can be used to pay towards Larks and Owls Club sessions. If you would like more information on child care vouchers, please telephone The Bursar’s Office on 01244 689539.

Private Instrument and Voice Lessons

The cost for lessons for the academic year 2018/2019 is £16.85 for 30 minutes. Please note there is usually a small increase in September at the start of the academic year. 

Come and visit us!

We have several events on throughout the year, when you are warmly invited to come along and find out more about King’s. Please use the links below to reserve your place. 

Upcoming events:

Junior School Discovery Day – Tuesday 8 & Tuesday 15 May, from 2.15pm-3.15pm

Come and join our friendly Junior School pupils for an afternoon of fun and discovery.

Willow Lodge Discovery Day, Friday May 25 and Friday June 8, from 2-3pm

Join us for an afternoon at Willow Lodge to see why our pupils love coming to school every day. 

Year 5 Discovery Day, Thursday 28 and Friday 29 June, from 9am-3pm

We warmly welcome all Year 5 pupils to join us at our Senior School to experience a day in the life of one of our students.

You are welcome to visit us at any time.  Appointments can be made by calling 01244 689553 or emailing admissions@kingschester.co.uk

Special Educational Needs and Disability provision at King’s

We have a good provision for children with special educational needs and disabilities and in compliance with the Equality Act 2010, we will not discriminate on the grounds of disability. It is important to note that without an EHC Plan or Statement The King’s School, as an independent provider of education, is not part of the Local Authority ‘local offer’. Consequently we are unable to access Local Authority run specialist support services in the School.

To understand more about the provision for children with SEND at The King’s School please ask to see our parent FAQ document from the Admission Manager and our SEND Policy  or contact Sarah Glass, Director of Learning Support: sarahglass@kingschester.co.uk

 

How to register for an Assessment Day

To register your son or daughter for assessment please complete the online registration form or contact our Admissions Manager on 01244 689553 or admissions@kingschester.co.uk

If you would prefer a printed copy of the registration form, please contact our Admissions Manager who will organise this for you.

We occasionally have spaces available in all years. Please contact our Admissions Manager for more information about current availability.