How to apply

We have tried to make our application process as straightforward as possible.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of a place for your child, please contact the school at an early opportunity and request an application form.  When you return the completed form to the school, we will add your child’s name to the school correspondence list for the appropriate year of entry.  We will also acknowledge in writing receipt of your application.

In the September of the academic year prior to entry, we will write and invite you to attend the school Open Day in October.  Having confirmed that you wish to proceed with your application we will then arrange a November meeting with you and your son or daughter.  Following this meeting and review of the necessary documentation (school reports, references etc.), the offer of a place for the following September may be confirmed.  Any offer is dependent upon satisfying the admissions criteria as laid down in the school’s Admissions Policy. You will be asked to confirm your acceptance in writing and to submit the appropriate acceptance fee.

We would encourage you and your child to visit the school as often as possible prior to entry.  This is particularly important for Boarding students who are invited to tour the Boarding House and see what will be their new home away from home from Monday to Friday.  The Headmaster and the Head of Boarding are always pleased to host a visit from a new family and to provide them with an opportunity to meet some of our existing boarding students and to try the food in the Boarding Canteen – a very important dimension to boarding life! 

Where an application is received within 12 months of the proposed date of entry, the procedure will vary from that outlined above. It should also be noted that the information on this page is subject to change and it is advisable to confirm all details with the school admissions secretary.