Radnor House accepts applications from girls and boys at ages 9, 11 and 16. To make an application please submit an application form before the deadlines listed below. Applications received after the deadline will be considered at the discretion of the Registrar.
Entry at Year 5 (There are limited places still available for September 2018 Entry)
An offer of a place will be based on successful performance in the classroom assessments of Mathematics, English, Reading and in attitude to learning. We will review a copy of their end of Year 3 full written school report, along with a reference from their school. They will also take part in a group interview with the Head.
Parents should apply for a place in Year 5 for September 2019 by Friday 14th December 2018. The entrance procedure will consist of an assessment morning in February 2019. There are approximately 20 places available for girls and boys for entry to Year 5 each year.
Entry at Year 7
Year 7 or 11+ is a key admission point at Radnor House. There are around 63 places available for girls and boys with 20 typically moving up from Year 6.
An offer of a place will be based on successful performance at interview, a satisfactory reference and end of Year 5 full written report from their current school, and achieving the required standard in our entrance exams. These will comprise a one hour paper in English (comprehension and creative writing) and a one hour paper in Mathematics (this paper will be based on National Curriculum KS2/KS3 material). Past papers are available to download.
The deadline for applications for Year 7 entry in September 2019 is Friday 23rd November 2018. Applications received after the deadline will be considered at the discretion of the Registrar. The assessments and interviews for 11+ entry in 2019 will be held on a Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th of January 2019
Entry at Lower Sixth
Some external places are available for entry into the Sixth Form. Parents are encouraged to apply in the autumn term of Year 11. Once the application is received applicants will be invited to undertake two interviews with the Director of Sixth Form and the Subject Leader of their subject choice, in the interviews they will be expected to talk about their personal statement submitted on their application form. They will also be asked to complete a computer adaptive cognitive ability test. We will contact their current school to request a reference and predicted grades at GCSE.
The deadline for Sixth Form applications is Friday 19th October 2018, assessments will take place during week commencing 5th November 2018.
Conditional places will be offered subject to the results of the entrance procedure and will be based on expected grades at GCSE.
Learning Support Access Arrangements for applications
Arrangements will be made for applicants who have recognised specific learning requirements to ensure they are supported in the entrance procedure. Support can be in the form of additional time, the use of a laptop computer or other agreed strategies, supporting documents outlining these requirements, must be provided with the registration form
Please send copies of relevant reports confirming the details of the specific arrangements with the registration form. The specific arrangements for the examinations will only be confirmed once the relevant reports have been received.
Special consideration for English as an additional language. Appropriate arrangements for any applicant for whom English is not their first language will be made. However, the successful completion of the entrance procedure and interview are essential requirements for the offer of a place.
Radnor House, as a co-educational school with a family centred ethos, prioritises the admission of siblings who wish to be educated at the same school. To facilitate this, preference will be given to applications from girls and boys who have a sibling currently being educated at the school who fully meet the entrance requirements.
Admission of a sibling to Radnor House is dependent on availability of places and on the sibling successfully completing the published assessment criteria for admission to Radnor House.
Scholarships are awarded for academic excellence, usually at Year 7 and Sixth Form entry points, but may be awarded at other times at the discretion of the Head. We also seek to reward those who adhere most strongly to the Radnor House values of excellence, courage, respect and perseverance, with such awards usually being given to existing pupils at key transfer points within the school.
Limited bursary assistance may be available in exceptional circumstances, usually to provide short-term help when parental circumstances change. Resources are not available to fund long-term or substantial levels of financial support. All enquiries about bursaries should be made to the Head in the first instance.