Procedures for our Prep, Senior and Sixth Form entry are detailed below. Our Registrar, Mrs Sally Hill, is more than happy to help with any queries or the arrangement of private tours and taster days. She can be contacted using the form at the bottom of this page.
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 (Ages 11 to 16 years)
Entrance is by examination, interview and a reference from the current school.
For entrance to Year 7, there are written examinations consisting of papers in Maths, English and Verbal Reasoning. For Year 7 entry (September 2021) these examinations will take place on Saturday 9th January 2021. Older girls may apply for entry at any time in the school year if places are available. They sit a written examination appropriate to their age which normally includes a paper in a modern foreign language.
Due to the Coronavirus situation, our scheduled Taster Mornings for Year 7 September 2021 entry have unfortunately had to be cancelled. Our next Taster Morning for Year 7 entry 2022/23 is currently scheduled for Saturday 20th March 2021, and we are hopeful that we will be able to go ahead, though this will be confirmed nearer the time. Kingsley Taster Mornings are a friendly, relaxed, fun and informative time for the girls and an opportunity for them to experience our warm and welcoming community. They will be able to choose from a range of taster lessons during the morning and registration is essential.
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 A* – C with a B 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.