Places occasionally become available for Year 8 and Year 9, though, this is dependent on current students leaving the school and overall school numbers so, vacancies do not arise every year.
For entry into these year groups we would normally be looking for candidates who fulfil the following criteria:
– Performing academically at the top of their current year group in most/all subjects
– Currently studying at least two modern languages (French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Mandarin)
– Currently studying Latin or prepared to catch-up one/two years of Latin before entry
– Substantial involvement in extra-curricular activities or other attributes that make the candidate a valuable addition to the school community
Candidates would initially sit examinations in English and mathematics before being shortlisted for interview based on these results. Shortlisted applicants would have an interview in science and their two modern language options as well as a general interview. Places would normally be offered towards the end of March.
We usually prioritise those applicants who do not have a secondary school place in London i.e. families who are relocating from overseas or applicants whose current school only goes up to age 13. Please note that applicants who sat our 11+ process would normally only be reconsidered at this entry point if they reached the interview stage.
Please indicate your interest in these entry points by emailing the Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org