Application Process

how to apply

You can Register your Interest at any time. Registering enables us to stay in touch with you and to alert you to key dates and milestones in the application process. Registrations are currently being accepted up to 2033/34 academic year.

The processes for applying for places in the school and for offering places to students are governed by the school’s Admission Policy, which complies with the requirements of the Education Act 1998, the Education (Admission to Schools) Act 2018 and the Equal Status Act 2000.

Applications for admission to 1st Year, for both full boarders and day-boarders, are considered during the autumn of the year prior to entry, as outlined in the school’s Admission Policy.

1ST YEAR Boarding

Applications are accepted any time within two years of the projected date of entry into 1st Year. Applications are currently being accepted for 2022/23 and 2023/24

 

We normally invite applicants to participate in a two-night ‘Live-In’ Taster Experience during the summer of the year prior to entry.  This ‘Live-In’ includes a meeting with a member of staff to consider each boy’s suitability for residential boarding and is an integral part of the admissions process. 

2ND-5TH YEAR Boarding

Applications for admission to other year groups can be made at any time up to 2 years in advance. Subject to space being available in the desired year group, admission will be at the discretion of the Headmaster and Principal, following an interview (by video-conference if necessary) with the boy and at least one of his parents/guardians.

 

Please contact the Admissions Team to confirm availability before you submit an application.

DAy-Boarding

Applications are accepted only within the application window published in the school’s Annual Admission Notice.

 

The application window for day-boarding places for 2022/23 is from 1 November 2021 to 26 November 2021. (Any applications received before the current Admission Policy came into effect and already on file will be treated in the same way as applications made within the published application window.)

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