Admissions

 

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 Open Day is on Saturday 7 October 2017, 9.30am – 12noon
  • Our Infant School Assessment Day will be on 19 January 2018.

Please book 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 Open Day is on Saturday 7 October 2017, 10.30am to 1.00pm
  • Our Junior School Assessment Day will be on 19 January 2018, 8.30am to 1.00pm.

Please book 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 level 5. Children who have not yet reached level 5 should not be deterred from entering.

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

  • Our Open Day is on Saturday 7 October 2017, 1.00pm to 3.30pm
  • Our Senior School Assessment Day will be on 19 January 2018, 8.40am to 2.15pm

Please book online or call our Admissions Manager on 01244 689553

Sixth Form

Admissions to the Sixth Form is by interview and a minimum entry requirement of 7 GCSEs, of which at least 4 need to be at grade 7 or above. Grade 7 or above is required in the subjects that will be studied at A Level. Students are required to have 3 further grades of 6 or above. Students are required to have a minimum of grade 4 in both 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.

  • Our Sixth Form Information Evening is on 5 October 2017, 6.00pm to 8.00pm
  • Our Open Day is on Saturday 7 October 2017, 1.00pm to 3.00pm
  • Our Sixth Form Choices Evening  (for students who have already applied)  is on 9 November 2017, 4.45pm – 6.45pm
  • Sixth Form Interview Day is on 6 December 2017

Please book 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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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

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

 

 

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: £2,830
Lunches per term (compulsory): £220

Juniors

Tuition fees per term: £3,294*
Lunches per term (compulsory): £249

Seniors

Tuition fees per term: £4,296*
Lunches per term (compulsory): £258

Sixth Form

*Tuition fees per term: £4,296
Lunches (compulsory) £258

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

For more information please call our Admissions Manager on 01244 689553 or email [email protected]

Come and visit us!

We have many events on throughout the year where you will have the opportunity to look inside King’s and find out more about us, there’s nothing like seeing it for yourself. You will discover a vibrant world of learning for our pupils , with state-of-the-art facilities and an enriched curriculum. Please do join us for one of these events and discover what we have to offer. Please click on the Visit Us box on this page to see our list of forthcoming events.

In addition to our planned Open Day and Discovery Day events you are welcome to visit us at any time.  Appointments can be made by calling 01244 689553 or emailing [email protected]

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: [email protected]

 

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 [email protected]

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.