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Key Dates

Secondary Transfer 2018 Key Dates

*PLEASE NOTE – REVISED DATES FOR OCTOBER TOURS* (Tours will now take place Tuesday 3rd, Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th October – we are no longer able to offer tours on Friday 6th October – please see below for more information)

Wednesday 17th May 2017 – Online Registration for Entrance Exams and Music tests opens.

The online Test Registration Form TRF will be available on the admissions section of the school website from this date. NB your child’s permanent home address must be within one of our Local Priority Areas by the closing date for test registration in order to register for our tests. A list of these areas can be found in our Secondary Transfer information.

Within 1 hour of successful registration you will receive an automated confirmation email which you should retain for your records. If you do not receive this email it is important that you contact the Admissions Office – please check your ‘junk’ mail folder before contacting us. WE ARE UNABLE TO LOOK INTO ANY REGISTRATION QUERIES RECEIVED AFTER THE 14TH JUNE UNLESS YOU CAN PROVIDE THIS CONFIRMATION EMAIL.

Test dates are published by the end of October 2016 for the following September in order that interested parents can ensure their child’s availability. One further date will be arranged, only if required, for children that are medically unfit on the test day (a medical certificate will be required) or have religious reasons for being unable to attend.


Wednesday 14th June 2017 – Closing Date for Test Registration We are unable to accept any requests for test registration beyond this date.

Thursday 20th July 2017 –  Letters detailing test arrangements should have been received by this date by all those who registered. If you have not received a letter by this date, please email Mrs Debbie Coles, the Admissions Officer on the email address above.

Thursday 20th July 2017 Open Afternoon 2.00–4.30pm Opportunity for parents and children to see the School. Various activities will be taking place throughout the afternoon including musical interludes and science experiments. Admission information will be available, past papers on sale and staff on duty to answer any questions. Booking is not required. Please park with consideration for our neighbours.

Wednesday 26th July – Thursday 24th August 2017 The Admissions Office will be mainly closed during this period. Emails will be monitored from time to time so any communication should be made via this method (address above). Should you decide to withdraw your child from our tests it is extremely helpful if you can let us know by email as soon as possible.

Friday 1st September 2017 – Part I Entrance Examination – Verbal Reasoning and English

Monday 4th September 2017 – Part II Entrance Examination – Mathematics

Tuesday 5th September 2017 –  Musical Aptitude Test – First Round.

From Monday 25th September 2017 – Musical Aptitude Test – Second Round.


Tuesday 3rd October 2017, Wednesday 4th October 2017, Thursday 5th October 2017 – Limited tours of the School on a normal working day. Tours depart between 09:15 and  09:30 am on each day and take approximately 45 minutes. Please do not arrive after 09:30 am as we will be unable to accommodate you. Pre-booking and registration is not required. Please come along on your preferred morning.  Parents and children are welcome to attend.  Limited parking will be available in the school playground. We are no longer able to offer tours on Friday 6th October.

We would appreciate if you could refer to our comprehensive FAQ’s list before contacting the school with any further queries, as you may find the answer to your question here. This will enable our Admissions Officer and general office staff to deal with priority calls – thank you for your consideration.