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Key Dates

Please do explore our website which provides further information about the school.
We aim to provide test dates by the end of the autumn term 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. WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCOMMODATE CHILDREN FOR ANY OTHER REASONS THAN THOSE STATED ABOVE.


Secondary Transfer Admissions entry September 2021

1st March 2021 National Allocation Day – Your home Local Authority will advise you of the results of your secondary transfer application.  We will write to all families who have been offered a place and also those who ranked us higher than the school they have been offered.


Secondary Transfer Admissions entry September 2022

Please note dates may be subject to change and/or extension depending on the latest advice from the Department for Education and/or Public Health England.  Please keep monitoring this page for the latest updates.


13th  May 2021– Online Registration for Entrance Exams and Music tests opens. The Test Registration Form (TRF) will be available on the admissions section of the school website from this date. NB: Your permanent home address must be within one of our Local Priority Areas by the closing date for test registration, in order for your child to sit our tests. A list of these areas can be found (click here)


17th June 2021 – Closing Date for Test Registration We are unable to accept any test registration requests beyond this date as we are obliged to adhere to the dates published in our Admissions Arrangements.


14th July 2021 – All candidates who registered for our academic and/or Musical Aptitude tests will receive further details via email no later than this date.   If you have not received an email please email the Admissions Department at [email protected]– you will need to forward a copy of the automated registration confirmation you would have received on successful registration.  Without this we will be unable to investigate further.


Thursday 15th July 2021 Open Afternoon

Unfortunately this event will no longer be taking place.


Wednesday 1st September 2021 – Part I Entrance Examination – Verbal Reasoning and first round of Musical Aptitude Test


Thursday 2nd September 2021 – Additional date if required


Friday 3rd September 2021 – Additional date if required


Wednesday 15th September 2021 – First round Musical Aptitude Test results sent out


Monday 20th September 2021– We aim to email test results for Part I of the Entrance exam (Verbal Reasoning) no later than this date.  The highest ranked 325 candidates will be invited back for Part II (English and Mathematics).  Candidates who ranked below 325 will be advised that they are not being invited to progress to Part II of the tests.  The email will include the mark achieved in the Verbal Reasoning test.   


From 27 September 2021 – Second Round Musical Aptitude Tests (individual tests)


Saturday 25th September 2021 – Part II Entrance Examination – English and Mathematics


Late September/early October – Exact dates to be advised – possible tours of the school during a normal school day


October 26th 2021 We aim to email test results for Part II of the Entrance exam and second round of the Musical Aptitude test no later than this date.  The email will include your child’s ranking and the lowest ranking position that we have been able to offer to in previous years. These letters do not constitute an offer of place in the School but are provided for information purposes only.  We give as much information as possible in this letter and are therefore unable to provide any further guidance on the likelihood of gaining a place.