Admissions & Visiting Us

Welcome to King’s Admissions

The King’s School is an independent, academically selective school taking girls and boys from ages 4-18 years old. Entry into the Willow Lodge (infants), Junior School and Senior School is by assessment days or examinations in January for the following September entry. Entry into the Sixth Form is based on GCSE results and an interview in December of the previous year of entry. We do admit children into all sections of the school at other times of the year but this is dependent on spaces being available. For more information or if you wish to still apply for 2019, please contact the Admissions Manager by calling 01244 689 553 or email admissions@kingschester.co.uk.

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.

The play-based assessment for entry into Willow Lodge takes approximately 1 hour and will involve a number of activities designed to assess your child’s potential in a relaxed environment.

An Assessment Day for 2020 entry to Willow Lodge will take place on Friday 17 January.

How to apply

Apply online

Parents can fill in a registration form and pay the application fee online. This should be completed no later than one week before the assessment.

Assessment

Assessments are held each year in January and children should be over four and under seven by the following 1st of September. The assessment is an informal session, lasting approximately one hour.

Place offered

After a reference from your child’s current preschool/nursery is received, you will be sent a letter from the Head of School offering your child a place.

Place accepted

To secure your place we ask that the acceptance form and deposit are returned as soon as possible to the school.

Getting started

Once everything is in place we will send you a pack containing all the information for starting at Willow Lodge. Both you and your child will be invited to visit the school for a number of events designed to make the transition as easy and enjoyable as possible.
  • Apply online
  • Play-based assessment
  • Place offered
  • Place accepted
  • Getting started

Apply Online

Alternatively, you can print out a Registration Form by clicking here and return by post to the address provided.

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.

Assessments for 2020 entry to King’s Juniors will take place on Friday 17 January.

How to apply

Apply online

Parents can fill in a registration form and pay the application fee online. This should be completed no later than one week before the assessment.

Assessment

Assessments are held each year in January and are carried out in small groups in the classrooms. Breaks with drinks and biscuits are provided, and candidates will also enjoy some fun activities as part as the assessment process.

Place offered

After a reference from your child’s current school is received, you will be sent a letter from the Head of School offering your child a place at King’s Juniors.

Place accepted

To secure your place we ask that the acceptance form and deposit are returned as soon as possible to the school.

Getting started

Once everything is in place we will send you a pack containing all the information for starting at King’s Juniors. Both you and your child will be invited to visit the school for a number of events designed to make the transition as easy and enjoyable as possible.
  • Apply online
  • Assessment
  • Place offered
  • Place accepted
  • Getting started

Apply Online

Alternatively, you can print out a Registration Form by clicking here and return by post to the address provided. For further details, please call our Admissions Manager on 01244 689553.

Senior School

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. 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 at greater depth’ should not be deterred from entering.

Download an information document about the examination and specimen papers: Mathematics – paper 1 with Answer sheet, Mathematics – paper 2 with Answer sheet, English 1(Question Paper), (Reading passages 1), English 2 (Question paper), (Reading passages 2)

The Entrance Exam for 2020 entry to King’s Seniors will take place on Friday 17 January.

Apply online

Parents can fill in a registration form and pay the application fee online. This should be completed no later than one week before the assessment.

Assessment

Admissions to the Senior School is by examination held each January. Your child must be over 11 and under 12 years of age on September 1 following the examination. Full details of the examination, including past papers, are available on our website.

Place offered

After a reference from your child’s school is received, you will be sent a letter from the Head of School offering your child a place.

Place accepted

To secure your place we ask that the acceptance form and deposit are returned as soon as possible to the school.

Getting started

Once everything is in place we will send you a pack containing all the information for starting at King’s Seniors. Both you and your child will be invited to visit the school for a number of events designed to make the transition as easy and enjoyable as possible.
  • Apply online
  • Assessment
  • Place offered
  • Place accepted
  • Getting started

Apply Online

Alternatively, you can print out a Registration Form by clicking here and return by post to the address provided.

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 when they register for entry. 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.

Please note, applications to join King’s Sixth Form must be received by 22 November 2019.

Apply online

Check the entry requirements for your preferred A Level subject courses via our online Admissions Booklet

Assessment

Once you complete an online Registration Form, the school will contact you to request more details including your most recent reports.

Place offered

Prospective students are invited to Sixth Form Interview Day. The interviews focus primarily on your proposed A Level choices, as well as being an opportunity to discuss your extra-curricular interests and career ambitions.

Place accepted

Once a reference and predicted grades have been received from your current school, the Headmaster will write to successful candidates to offer them a place.

Getting started

Once everything is in place we will send you a pack containing all the information for starting at King’s Sixth Form. You will be invited to visit the school for a number of events designed to make the transition as easy and enjoyable as possible.
  • Apply online
  • Assessment
  • Interview Day
  • Place accepted
  • Getting started

Apply Online

Alternatively, you can print out a Registration Form by clicking here and return by post to the address provided.

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