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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 will depend on the availability of places.

(7-13 years)
Children can join the Prep School at any point from Year 3 onwards. Most pupils join the school at the start of the academic year in September but entry at other times may be possible.

(11-18 years)
For pupils whose school finishes at Year 6, Junior King’s and The King’s School can offer a ‘through place’ following a good performance in an entrance exam and a positive reference from their current school. This offer encompasses Years 7 and 8 at Junior King’s, which is then followed by entry to The King’s School in Year 9. Common Entrance exams are still undertaken but they are intended essentially for setting purposes.

Depending on the availability of places, entry into Year 8 at 12+ may also be possible.

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Registrar: Mrs Judith Bristow
+44 (0)1227 714019

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Admissions Process

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 +44 (0)1227 714019 or registrar@junior-kings.co.uk.

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 £100 registration fee. Your son or daughter’s name will then be added to the provisional entry list for the relevant term and year.


Parents registering for a Nursery place will be invited to the school with their child to have an “all about me” meeting with the Nursery teacher.

Reception to Year 3
During the academic year preceding entry, children are invited to visit the school for an informal assessment. This involves joining a class of their own age group for a day and completing age appropriate assessments in reading, writing and Maths.

Years 4 and above
A similar process takes place for these children, who are also expected to take entry tests in English, Maths and non-verbal reasoning. These are generally on a set date in January or February and entry will be competitive if we are oversubscribed. It may be possible to arrange entry tests on an alternative date later in the year if places are still available. A report will be requested from the child’s current school either before or after the assessments and prior to a formal offer being made. We also like to meet every child in person during the entry process before making an offer. A Zoom or Skype interview will be conducted where pupils are unable to visit the school.

For entry to Years 4-6, assessments will be held on Thursday 3 February 2022.

For entry to Years 7 -8, assessments will be held on Monday 17 January 2022.

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 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. A Zoom or Skype interview will be conducted where pupils are unable to visit the school. 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 complete the online Registration Form.