Please see below the key dates and processes for admissions into Year 7 and the Sixth Form for September 2024.
For applicants currently at a school within the Dukes Education family, please refer separately to our Admissions Policy.
Occasional Places for September 2024 will be considered in the coming months once we have a greater awareness of how many spaces we will have available. We do not therefore have a set date for Occasional Place assessments at this time. For a September start, assessments are likely to take place at the end of the Spring Term.
For any mid-year places that may become available, assessment will be offered and subsequent places filled as soon as possible.
If you would like to register in advance for an Occasional Place, please complete an online registration form and submit the £150 registration fee. Once registered, you will automatically be contacted should a place become available and an invitation to attend an assessment will be offered.
The assessment currently used for Occasional Places is a Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4), which is an online diagnostic assessment taken on-site at our school. This is designed to help us to understand how pupils learn, what their academic potential might be and how they are likely to perform should they be offered a place. Please note that this form of testing cannot be prepared for. The test will take approximately two hours to complete, which is inclusive of extra time should it be required. Following the testing session, an informal interview with the Principal or Head will be arranged, and a school reference will also be requested and given due consideration.
We offer academic scholarships only at 11+ for applicants joining us following the entrance examination. These are awarded at the discretion of the Principal and therefore we do not have a formal scholarship application process.
We are able to grant access arrangements, such as extra time or use of a computer, for the examinations to support those applicants with a diagnosed special educational need or disability. Any request for access arrangements needs to be supported by a written report from a recognised educational professional, dated within two years of the published assessment date. The request for access arrangements must be submitted, along with all other written documentation, by the published registration deadline. Evidence of history for the need of this provision will be sought from the applicant's current school.
When considering access arrangements, they will only be awarded if the applicant would be granted the concessions in external formal exams, in line with the most recently published Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) Regulations (2023-2024).
Please submit copies of any relevant reports confirming the details of the specific arrangements when completing the online registration form. Any concessions awarded for the examinations will only be confirmed once the relevant reports have been received and reviewed.