Admissions Process

Pre-Prep Department (3-7 years)
Boys and girls can enter our Nursery Department in the term of their third birthday on either a part or full time basis. There is an additional intake in the September after their fourth birthday when they can join a Reception Class full-time. Entry into Year 1 or Year 2 is often possible but depends on the availability of places.

Prep School (7-13 years)
Children can join the Prep School at any point from Year 3 onwards. There is a large intake each September into Year 7 at 11+. Depending on the availability of places, entry into Year 8 at 12+ may also be possible. Most pupils join the school at the start of the academic year in September but entry at other times may be possible.

Visit the school
Parents are invited to visit the school and meet the Head. Personal tours of the school are normally conducted by the Registrar who can be contacted on 01227 714019 or

Parents may register their child at any stage, either before or after their visit. To do so please complete and return the Registration form, together with the registration fee. Your son or daughter's name is then added to the provisional entry list for the relevant term and year.

Years 2, 3 or 4
During the academic year preceding entry, children are invited to visit the school for an informal assessment. This consists of joining a class of their own age group for a day and completing age appropriate assessments of reading, writing and maths.

Years 5 and above
A similar process takes place for these children, who are also expected to take entry tests in English (reading comprehension and writing), maths and non-verbal reasoning. These are generally on a set date in January and entry will be competititve if we are oversubscribed for a particular year group. It may be possible to arrange entry tests on an alternative date later in the year if places are still available. We also like to meet every child during the entry process and prior to making an offer. A school report will also be requested before or after the assessments.
The 11+ and 12+ entry tests will take place on Monday 15th January 2018.

Assessment for entry to Year 5 and above will be administered using digital, standardised tests in English, Maths and Non-Verbal Reasoning. Practice papers are therefore not available. Candidates will also be asked to sit a creative writing task.


Offer of a place
If the assessment has been successful, a formal offer of a place is made. Parents should respond by accepting the place in writing and 
paying the relevant acceptance deposit.

Joining the school
Once the acceptance deposit has been paid and the place confirmed, further information will be sent out in the term preceding entry. Children will also be invited to spend another day or part day in school in order to meet their new class and teachers.

Admissions Procedure for Overseas Applicants
Parents should apply for a place as above but should note that entry tests can be arranged at a British Council Centre if easier. The school is able to offer extra English support for those for whom English is not a first language. These lessons are at an additional cost to the school fee.

To register your child please download the Registration Form and return it to The Registrar -
Mrs Judith Bristow
The Junior King's School
Milner Court