Admissions Timetable for entry into Year 7 in September 2021

Dates for Stage 1 and Stage 2 tests

Our Stage 1 and Stage 2 tests have been moved back in line with government guidance.
Subject to approval from the regional Schools' Commissioner, our Stage 1 test will take place on Thursday 15 October. If an additional day is required this will be Friday 16 October.
The results will not be available before the CAF deadline on 31 October.
Some local authorities will adjust their admissions arrangements to take these new timescales into account.
Stage 2 tests will take place for those invited on Saturday, 21 November 2020.

Virtual Open Evening 2020

Our Virtual Open Evening was run on Tuesday 7 July. The open evening included 16 mini videos covering different areas of school life and 28 live online Q&A sessions with Staff and Students panels.

  Virtual Open Evening - Tuesday 7 July 2020

Entrance Tests

The full admissions policy and a list of FAQs are under the title Important Documents at the bottom of this page. A condensed overview can be accessed here.

Monday 8 June 2020 Online registration for the Stage One Tests is CLOSED
Tuesday 7 July 2020 Open Evening for Year 7 2021, this will be a virtual experience.
Thursday 16 July 2020 Please complete your registration by today. The admissions department does not work in the summer holiday.
Tuesday 8 September 2020 Noon is the deadline for registering for the tests AND delivering all paperwork to the school. THIS IS NOW CLOSED
Monday 5 October 2020 By this date all applicants should have received their test day arrangements.
Please email if you have not received your emailed test day arrangements.
Thursday 15 October 2020 Stage One tests (If an additional day is required due to high number of applicants, it is scheduled for Friday 16 October)
Saturday 31 October 2020 Deadline for completion of your home local authority application form.
Monday 9 November 2020 (to be confirmed) Parents notified if their sons are invited to the Stage Two Tests.
Saturday 21 November 2020 Stage Two tests for those invited.
Monday 1 March 2021 Offers posted by your home local authority.
Tuesday 2 March 2021 Stage Two test results emailed to parents who have not been offered a place or a school that was a higher preference on their home local authority application form.

Our Open Evening for Year 7 admissions was held on Tuesday 7 July 2020. Please visit the Open Evenings page for more information (details here).

Important Documents

All in PDF format.

Admissions Policy for 2020
Determined Admissions Policy for 2021
Admission FAQs 2021 Updated October 2020
Patterns of Admissions 2018 - 2020

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