To register your interest in a place for your child, 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

Once we’ve received the above, our registrar will be in contact to arrange the next steps, detailed below.

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.

Key dates for Year 7  2025 entry:

  • Application Deadline: Sunday 22 September, midnight*
  • Scholarship Days: Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 October
  • Entrance Exam: Saturday 5 October
  • All offers will be with successful applicants by: Saturday 2 November

*Please note: Applicants who are interested in being assessed for a bursary are advised to submit their application to the school no later than Sunday 15 September to ensure sufficient time to complete the subsequent bursary paperwork which will be required by the 22 September.

Sixth Form

Sixth Form (Ages 17 to 18 years)
Entrance to the Sixth Form is conditional on GCSE results, a minimum of five GCSEs at grades 9 – 4 with a grade 6 in those subjects to be studied. A satisfactory reference from your current Head of Year 11 and evidence of predicted GCSE results.

On receipt of the application students will be invited for a formal interview with the Headteacher and Head of Sixth Form.

The Kingsley School