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Application Info

Note: FAQ’s for Parents – Please refer to our comprehensive FAQs list before contacting the school with any queries. This will enable our Admissions Office to deal with priority calls – thank you.

Admissions Arrangements for 2020/21

Consultation on the above arrangements took place between 19th November 2018 and 6th January 2019.   The proposed arrangements are available to view on the Admissions Overview section.

From September 2019 our Verbal Reasoning paper will be produced by GL Assessment. Familiarisation papers can be accessed here.

Secondary Transfer September 2020 (current Year 5 children)

The Test Registration Form (TRF) will be available here from Wednesday 15th May – Wednesday 19th June 2019.

See Key Dates for an up to date timeline of dates.

If you are interested in a school place for admission in 2020 you should:-

  • Read our proposed Admissions Arrangements for Secondary Transfer 2020. The final document will be available to view by 15th March 2019. This will give you the opportunity to familiarise yourself with our admissions rules.

If you are interested in applying under our musical aptitude or academic criteria your child will need to sit assessment tests.  Before registering you should:-

  • Ensure your Child’s permanent address is within one of the Local Priority Areas 
  • Ensure your child is available for the dates of the tests as detailed on our Key Dates page.
  • Complete the online Test Registration Form. Please note we are unable to accept test registration requests after the published date of 19th June 2019.

Secondary Transfer Application Information

The information below is intended to give you further information about the School and the Admissions process.

Admission Arrangements Key Dates Familiarisation Papers
Results Entrance Exam Information EHCP Applications
Access Arrangements Music Test Information

Local Priority Areas

In order to register for our Entrance Exam and/or Music Tests your child’s permanent home address must be within one of the listed areas below by the date of registration. Children from outside of these areas are not eligible to be considered under these criteria and therefore cannot take our tests.

Please see our Local Priority Areas webpage for information.


22 places are allocated every year (under criterion 2) to applicants living closest to the School. The map below shows the furthest distance allocated to over the past 3 years. Sometimes we are able to offer further distance places under criterion 7. The student audit reports below show how many places have been allocated under distance year on year.

It is recommended that parents who live in close proximity to the School, read the Verification of “Permanent Home Addresses” document on the Overview page.

Historical Information – Allocation of Places

Reports show how places were allocated on 1st March each year according to our Admissions criterion.

Appeal Process

Information about the appeal process can be found on our Admissions Overview page