Radnor House accepts applications from boys and girls 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
Parents should apply for a place in Year 5 by the end of November the year before their proposed date of entry. The entrance procedure will consist of an assessment morning in January 2018 There are approximately 20 places available for girls and boys for entry to Year 5 each year. The deadline for 9+ entry 2018 is Friday 24th November 2017. Applications received after the deadline will be considered at the discretion of the Registrar.
Entry at Year 7
Year 7 or 11+ is a key admission point at Radnor House. There are around 60 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 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 11+ entry 2018 is Friday 24th November 2017. Applications received after the deadline will be considered at the discretion of the Registrar. The assessments and interviews for 11+ entry in 2017 will be held on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th of January 2018. We will write to you to request your preferred date in December.
Entry at Lower Sixth
Some external places will be 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.
Conditional places will be offered subject to the results of the entrance procedure and will be based on expected grades at GCSE.
SEN Arrangements for 11+ 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.
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.
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.