Senior (11-16 Years)
 

We seek to admit pupils who will be happy and will thrive within the King’s community.

The main entry points in the Senior School are 11+ (Year 7) and 13+ (Year 9), on occasion pupils are admitted into Year 8 and Year 10. Many pupils from our Junior School make the transition into the Senior School, alongside the boys and girls joining us from other schools. All new pupils are welcomed eagerly, and are quickly made to feel part of the King’s family.

The first step is to complete the registration form (there is no charge to do this) and to arrange a personal visit to King’s. More detailed information on the admissions process can be found below.

Entrance at 11+ into Year 7

Candidates for entry into Year 7 of the Senior School are required to sit either our 11+ Entrance examination* or our 11+ Academic Scholarship examination.
 
* The Entrance papers are appropriate for children who have successfully followed the primary school National Curriculum.
 
The 11+ Entrance examination consists of the following papers:
• Mathematics
• English
• Verbal Reasoning
 
All candidates will be required to bring a piece of current schoolwork with them to the assessment day and will have an interview with a member of staff. A report will also be requested from the candidate’s current school. All candidates will be invited to attend a Taster Day in our Senior School.

Entrance at 13+ into Year 9

Candidates for entry into Year 9 of the Senior School are required to sit either our 13+ Entrance examination, our 13+ Academic Scholarship examination, or complete the 13+ Common Entrance assessments. 
 
The 13+ Entrance examination consists of the following papers:
• Mathematics
• English
• Aptitude
 
All candidates will be required to bring a piece of current schoolwork with them to the assessment day and will have an interview with a member of staff. A report will also be requested from the candidate’s current school. All candidates will be invited to attend a Taster Day with our Year 8 pupils.

Entrance into Year 8 and Year 10

Candidates for entry into Year 8 and Year 10 of the Senior School are required to sit our Entrance examination consisting of the following papers:
• Mathematics
• English
• Aptitude
 
All candidates will have a Taster Day with the year group they wish to join and an interview with a senior member of staff. A report will also be requested from the candidate’s current school.

Learning Support

We provide Learning Support, from our dedicated Learning Support Department, to enable those pupils with specific learning difficulties to successfully access our academic curriculum. We welcome pupils with physical disabilities, provided that they are able to access all areas of the School site and our curriculum.
 
We advise parents of children with special educational needs/learning difficulties or physical disabilities to discuss their child’s requirements with the School before he or she sits our Entrance examination or Academic Scholarship examination so that we can make adequate provision for him/her. Parents should provide a copy of an Educational Psychologist’s report or a medical report to support their request, for example for extra time or other special arrangements.