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 click here to request a prospectus. 

King’s Admissions – Our Five Step Guide

Download our Five Step Guide to joining The King’s School in Willow Lodge (infants), King’s Juniors, King’s Seniors or King’s Sixth Form by clicking on the area of the school you are interested in below:

Willow Lodge (infants) – Five Step Guide

King’s Juniors – Five Step Guide

King’s Seniors – Five Step Guide

King’s Sixth Form – Five Step Guide    

Infant School, Willow Lodge

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

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.

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

Junior School

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

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.

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

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

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

Sixth Form

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

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. 

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

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

Open Events

Open Day – Saturday 5 October 2019
At King’s, we care about excellence and each other. Inspired by our core values of Aspire, Respect and Collaborate, we challenge every pupil to become the very best version of themselves and achieve more than they thought possible, at a school they love. Join us at our Open Day and discover more about King’s. Please use the link below to reserve your place at our next Open Day. Timings for our Open Day: Willow Lodge (Infants) – 9.30am to 12.00 noon  King’s Juniors – 10.30am to 1.00pm King’s Seniors -1.00pm to 3.30pm King’s Sixth Form – 1.00pm to 3.30pm Please feel free to visit all areas of the school.

Click here to book your place.  

Discover King’s Juniors – Open Afternoon – Monday 16 September 2019 1:30pm – 2:45pm
Parents of children aged six or above are invited to visit King’s Juniors on a typical school day and discover more about what makes it such a unique learning environment. You’ll hear from Head of Infants and Juniors, Margaret Ainsworth, before touring classrooms and our recently renovated music and drama facilities. You are then invited to enjoy refreshments with some of our pupils, who will be happy to answer your questions about life at King’s Juniors.

Click here to book your place.  

Sixth Form Information Evening – Thursday 10 October 2019 6pm – 8pm
Come along to our Sixth Form Information Evening on Thursday 10 October from 6pm-8pm and discover how academic challenge, specialist guidance and excellent enrichment opportunities help students celebrate their full potential in King’s Sixth Form, including the top performing co-ed in the North West for A Level results in 2019.

You will have the opportunity to meet the teachers, chat to current students about life at King’s and view a presentation from the Head of Sixth Form, Mr Josh Carter.

Please note, this is an event for external applicants only. Current King’s School pupils will be contacted separately regarding Sixth Form information events.

Click here to book your place.

 Willow Lodge Discovery Afternoons – Thursday 7 & 14 November 2019 1:30pm – 2:30pm
To book your place please contact our Admissions Manager by calling 01244 689 553 or email   

Visit Us

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In addition to the Open Events scheduled throughout the year, our Admissions Team will be happy to make an appointment for you to have a tour of any part of the school. This tour can take place either with or without your child. We find one of the most successful ways to see if King’s is the right choice for your child is for them to spend a Taster Day at the school, where they will take part in lessons and activities alongside our pupils. We will try out best to tailor these activities to best suit your child’s interests and hobbies. You are also welcome to make an appointment to meet our Headmaster or other members of staff.

For further details, call the Admissions Manager on 01244 689 553 or email:



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.

The fees from September 2019 are:


Tuition per term: £3,105 Lunches per term (compulsory): £237


Tuition fees per term: £3,520* Lunches per term (compulsory): £261


Tuition fees per term: £4,590* Lunches per term (compulsory): £271

Sixth Form

*Tuition fees per term: £4,590 Lunches (compulsory) £271

*includes all stationery, textbooks, and standard exam fees. For more information please call our Admissions Manager on 01244 689553 or email

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.

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

Please read our “Helping With Fees” booklet for further information. Bursaries are currently available for the Senior School and Sixth Form.

The deadline for 2020 bursaries is December 2 2019. Please contact our Admissions Manager on  01244 689553 or email


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:

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