Procedures for our Prep, Senior and Sixth Form entry are detailed below. Our Registrar, is more than happy to help with any queries or the arrangement of private tours and taster days. If you have any questions please contact us on:

Prep School

Foundation and Reception (Ages 3 to 5 years)
A short morning in school to assess the suitability of the child.

Key Stage 1 (Ages 6 to 7 years)
A day in class and assessment of reading, writing and numeracy.

Key Stage 2 (Ages 8 to 11 years)
A full day in school with a formal test in English, mathematics and writing.

Senior School

Senior School (Ages 11 to 16 years)
Entrance is by examination, interview and a reference from the current school.

Entrance Assessments for Year 7

For entrance to Year 7, there are written examinations consisting of papers in Maths, English and Verbal Reasoning. Older pupils may apply for entry at any time in the school year if places are available. They’ll be required to sit a written examination appropriate to their age which normally includes a paper in a modern foreign language.

To secure your child’s place, to sit our entrance assessments, we require the following to be submitted to the registrar at

  • A full completed Application Form signed by both parents (and any other party with parental responsibility)
  • A copy of your child’s most recent school report
  • A copy of your child’s long form birth certificate
  • Registration Fee £100

Key dates for 2025 entry:

  • Application deadline (with scholarships) – Friday 06 September 2024
  • Application deadline (without scholarships) – Tuesday 01 October 2024

Sixth Form

Sixth Form (Ages 17 to 18 years)
Entrance to the Sixth Form is conditional on GCSE results.

We would normally expect a minimum of five GCSEs at grades 9 – 4 with a 6 in those subjects to be studied. A satisfactory reference from Kingsley’s Head of Year 11 or, if the student is from another school, from a senior member of staff, is also required.

Students are invited for formal interviews with the Headteacher and the Head of Sixth Form and will need to provide evidence of their GCSE results.

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