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Schools Directory: South Midlands

 

Abbotsholme School:  This is a co-educational day and boarding school for 259 pupils aged 2 to 18.

 

11+, 12+ and 13+ assessments are held in January the year before entry. Scholarships awards are made on an individual basis by the headmaster.

 

16+ entrants are admitted to study either A-Levels or BTECs.

 

Overseas students who are non-EU are accepted via agent only. All pupils should provide the most recent 2 school reports. Non-EU students should also write a personal statement of 500 words and take English and Maths tests.

 

https://www.abbotsholme.co.uk/admissions/admissions

 

Bromsgrove School:  This is a co-educational day and boarding school for 964 students aged 13 to 18. They also have a preparatory school.

 

Entry into the prep school is through NFER exams.

 

11+ entry is through the school’s own exams.

 

Entry at 13+ uses the school’s own exams.  All candidates sit the Bromsgrove 13+ entrance examinations although, at 13+, they do accept the ISEB 13+ Common Entrance Exams.

 

16+ students’ entry is based on GCSE results and interviews.

 

Scholarships are available at 11+, 13+ and 16+.

 

International students must apply through an educational agency who will oversee the testing and help with paperwork. The school does help with visa applications and there is also an international summer school for children aged 8 to 17 to help with learning English.

 

https://www.bromsgrove-school.co.uk/admissions

 

Concord College:  This is a co-educational day and boarding school for 598 students aged 13 to 18.

 

13+ entry – the last two years school reports must be submitted. Pupils take the UKiset assessment which includes Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Maths, Creative Writing and an English placement test. An interview is also required.

 

16+ entry is based on GCSE grades and all grades should be A* to B.

 

Scholarships at 13+ are based on a scholarship exam and are between 5-20% fee remission. 16+ scholarships are awarded to students who achieve ten GCSEs with grade 9s. They offer 10% fee remission.

 

Overseas students can apply directly or if applying from China must use an agent.

 

http://concordcollegeuk.com/admissions/admissions-overview/

 

Gresham’s School This is a co-educational day and boarding school for 486 students aged 13 to 18. There is also a preparatory school.

 

Entry to the prep school is through tests in Maths and English.

 

For 13+ entry there are entrance exams are in Maths and English during Year 8. There is also a general paper.  A report is also requested from the pupil's current school.

 

16+ entry is based on school reports and GCSE results. A minimum of 6 GCSEs at grade 6 to 9 are required with at least a 4 in Maths and English. For A-Level choices a minimum of grade 6 is required in GCSE.

 

Overseas students are admitted on the basis of a reference, Skype interview and written assessment which can take place at the current school. UKiset tests are required which measures a student’s ability in Non-Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, Maths and English.

 

Scholarships are available for entry at 11+, 13+ and 16+.

 

https://www.greshams.com/admissions/admissions-overview/

 

King Edward VI High School for Girls:  This is a day school for 601 girls aged 11 to 18.

 

For 11+ entry, girls are examined in English and Maths.  The school provides their own 11+ entrance exams rather than using the ISEB 11+ Common Entrance papers. The English paper includes comprehension and creative writing.

 

For 16+ entry an academic interview is required and a place may be offered conditional on GCSE results. A minimum grade of 5 is required in Maths and English GCSE and level 7 or 8 in A-Level subjects.

 

Scholarships are available at 11+ and 16+.

 

https://www.kehs.org.uk/admissions/admissions-overview

 

Malvern College:  This is a co-educational day and boarding school for 641 pupils between the ages of 13 and 18.

 

There are 3 routes for 13+ entry. Pupils should visit in Year 5 or 6. The first route is Common Entrance at 13+ in June of Year 8 requiring an average mark above 50%. The second route is for pupils not at a Common Entrance school and the schools own entrance tests can be taken in English, Maths and Science in January of Year 8. The third route is the Common Academic Scholarship Exam taken in February of Year 8.

 

14+ entry is possible through the school’s own entrance tests and interview.

 

15+ entry is possible for overseas students who may study 6 or 7 IGCSEs in one year before moving to the sixth form.

 

16+ entry can be for either the International Baccalaureate route or A-Level. A minimum of 6 GCSE passes including Maths and English are required with a minimum of 3 grade 6 or higher and grade 6 or higher in A-Level subjects. Entrance tests and an interview with references are also required.

 

Scholarships are available at 13+ and 16+ for up to 50% discount on fees.

 

Overseas students make up 30% of the school. There are international schools in Qingdao, Chengdu, Egypt and Hong Kong.

 

https://www.malverncollege.org.uk/Admissions-Overview

 

Moreton Hall:  This is a day and boarding school for 512 girls aged 11 to 18. There is also a preparatory school. All candidate will need a reference from their current school and attend an interview.

 

11+ entry is via the CEM online assessments in Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Maths. Scholarship papers may be taken in English and Maths.

 

Students applying for 13+ entry will be invited to sit pre-tests in January of Year 6.  This could result in a conditional place dependant on success and 13+ Common Entrance taken at their present school.

 

16+ entrants take papers in two subjects and a general paper.

 

Scholarships are available for up to 10% fee remission.

 

Overseas students take an entrance exam in English and Maths and may attend a Skype interview. There is an International Study Centre with language support prior to taking A-Levels. Sixth form entrants may take the IELTS exam. There are international agents in India, China and Hong Kong.

 

https://www.moretonhallschool.com/Admissions

 

Oakham School:  This is a co-educational day and boarding school for 1044 students aged 10-18.

 

10+/11+ entry involves entrance exams in English, Maths and General Knowledge. A report is required. Once a place is offered there are no further exams for entry at 13+.

 

13+ entry involves a pre-test 2 years before entry. The Common Entrance or Scholarship Exams are taken and a pass mark of at least 55% is required. There is also an interview.

 

16+ entry involves an interview and GCSE results.

 

Scholarships are available at 11+, 13+ and 16+ and provide a 20% fee reduction.

 

Overseas students need a visa, which the school is able to sponsor. The students must have a guardian in the UK.

 

https://www.oakham.rutland.sch.uk/Admissions-Home

 

Oundle:  This is a co-educational day and boarding school for 1107 pupils aged 11 to 18. Applicants should contact the school early as most boarding houses fill up 3 years in advance of entry.

 

11+ entry is based on a written exam in January of Year 6 with papers in Maths, English, Science and a Cognitive Ability Test. There will also be an interview.

 

13+ entrance exams are at the end of Year 8 in June.  Students take the ISEB 13+ Common Entrance Exams unless their school does not prepare for these entrance exams.  In this case, sit Oundle’s own entrance exams in the January before entry in September. The entrance exams consist of papers in Maths, English, Science and a Modern Foreign Language. The scholarship exam is in May and is purely honorary.

 

16+ entry requires a minimum of 3 A’s and 3 B’s at GCSE. Most will have all A’s or A*. There is an assessment weekend in November involving a General Paper and 2 other papers. Interviews are also arranged.

 

Overseas candidates can sit the exams in their own country at the British Council office. A UKiset test is required which is an adaptive cognitive ability test measuring ability and language proficiency.

 

https://www.oundleschool.org.uk/Admissions-Home

 

Perse School:  This is a co-educational day school for 1625 pupils aged 3 to 18.

 

For 11+ entrance exams, candidates sit papers in Verbal Reasoning, English and Maths.  They are also interviewed and take part in team activities.  Tests are beyond the primary school curriculum.

 

13+ entry also involves tests in Verbal Reasoning, English, Maths and Humanities.

 

16+ entry involves an exam in November involving reasoning and an interview. Grade 7 or 8 is the minimum for subjects to be studied at A-Level. Offers are conditional on GCSE results.

 

Academic scholarships are available and entrants at 11+ and 13+ are automatically considered.

 

https://www.perse.co.uk/upper/admissions/

 

Repton School:  This is a co-educational day and boarding school for 650 pupils aged 13 to 18.

 

13+ entry is via the ISEB 13+ Common Entrance Exams taken in May of Year 8. Applicants are encouraged to apply early as House places are allocated in order of application received.  If an applicant is at a school where they are not being prepared for Common Entrance, then they can sit Repton's own papers in English, Maths and Science. If they would like to apply for an academic scholarship the Common Academic Scholarship Exam must be taken in May of Year 8.

 

16+ entry involves exams in November of Year 11. Papers are in 3 A-Level subjects and offers are subject to GCSE results. A minimum of 5 B grades at GCSE is required. B grades are necessary for subjects to be studied at A-Level apart from in Maths, Science and Modern Foreign Languages where a A grade is required.

 

Overseas students may attend a Skype interview and sit entrance exams in Maths, Science and English as a second language. The school can sponsor visa applications and provide extra English language tuition. There are international schools in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

 

Scholarships may be awarded up to 20% remission on fees.

 

https://www.repton.org.uk/admissions/admissions-process

 

Rugby School:  This is a co-educational day and boarding school for 800 pupils aged 13 to 18.

 

For 13+ entry, pupils are interviewed in the Spring term of Year 7 (age 10-11).  Their current school will be asked to provide an academic report and Verbal Reasoning test report. Children will be asked to bring their English and Maths exercise books and an example of good work.

 

Following this assessment, a conditional place can be offered.  This will be dependent on an average of 55% at 13+ Common Entrance at the end of Year 8 (age 12-13). Pupils at non-Common Entrance schools take exams in English and Maths and day students take an exam at 11+.

 

16+ entry is dependent on GCSE grades. At least 3 GCSEs at grade 7 or higher are needed along with 3 more at grade 6 or higher. These must include English, Maths and the chosen A-Level subjects.

 

Scholarships amount to 10% reduction in fees.

 

Overseas students take the UKiset exam and send the report to the school. They then follow the normal entry process and interviews and exams take place at Rugby.

 

https://www.rugbyschool.co.uk/admissions/welcome/

 

Shrewsbury School:  This is a co-educational day and boarding school for 790 students aged 13 to 18.

 

13+ entry is via 13+ Common Entrance Exams in June of Year 8 or Shrewsbury's 13+ Academic Scholarship papers in May. If an applicant is at a school where they are not being prepared for Common Entrance, then they can sit Shrewsbury's own papers in November in English, Maths and French.

 

16+ candidates attend an assessment weekend and choose 4 subjects in which to take exams. An offer is conditional on at least 3 As and 3 Bs at GCSE and references.

 

Scholarships may be awarded for up to 30% remission on fees for exceptional performance in the entrance exams at either 13+ or 16+. The value may be increased at the Governor’s discretion.

 

Overseas students can take the exams in their own schools and also attend a Skype interview.

 

https://www.shrewsbury.org.uk/admissions

 

St Dominic’s Priory School, Stone:  This is a co-educational day school for 163 students aged 3 to 16.

 

11+ entry is via an assessment in November of Year 6. There are papers in English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning. The school’s own exam papers are used.

 

Scholarships are available for academic achievement in the entrance exams.

 

https://www.stdominicspriory.co.uk/admissions

 

Stephen Perse Foundation: This is a co-educational day school for 1224 pupils aged 3 to 18.

 

At 11+ entry, applicants sit 11+ entrance papers (in January of Year 6) in English and Maths based on national Key Stage 2 work.  There are also a couple of interviews and some team activities with elements of problem-solving.  These entrance exams are not ISEB 11+ Common Entrance Exams but rather the school's own assessments.

 

At 13+ entry, applicants sit entrance papers in English and Maths.  These are not ISEB 13+ Common Entrance papers.  They are interviewed and will meet some Head teachers.

 

16+ entry involves an interview and is conditional on gaining 50 points at GCSE including a grade A in subjects to be studied at A-Level.

 

Overseas students may take the exams at their own schools.

 

Scholarships are available offering a 5% reduction in fees.

 

https://www.stephenperse.com/admissions

 

The Leys School:

This is a co-educational day and boarding school for 572 pupils aged 11 to 18.

 

For 11+ entry, pupils will be will be tested in English, Maths and Reasoning in January of Year 6. The school has its own 11+ entrance exams and does not use the ISEB 11+ Common Entrance Exams. A report is also requested.

 

For 13+ entry, pupils are also tested in English, Maths and Reasoning.  The school has its own exams and does not use the ISEB 13+ Common Entrance Exams. For boarders applying for entry at 13+ the ISEB Pre-Test is used in January of Year 6 testing English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning. An interview and report will also be required and if successful no further testing is required.

 

16+ entry is based on an average score of 5.5 in GCSE and grade 6 or 7 in subjects to be studied for A-Level.

 

Scholarships are available at 5% fee remission.

 

Overseas students take the UKiset, send in a report and have an interview.

 

https://www.theleys.net/419/admissions/admissions-overview

 

Uppingham School:  This is a co-educational full boarding school for 794 pupils aged 13 to 18.

 

13+ entry – in Year 7 (age 11-12), all registered candidates attend sit pre-tests.  This involves a 45-minute written English exam and online assessments in Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning (CEM). An interview is also arranged.  If successful, a conditional place will be offered and the candidate will need to achieve an average of 55% either in the 13+ Common Entrance Exams or the school’s own academic scholarship exam. Non-Common Entrance pupils are assessed in Maths and English.

 

16+ entry – 20 to 30 girls and 10 to 15 boys are admitted. There is an entrance exam in Maths, English and a chosen subject along with interviews and a report.

 

Overseas students apply through the UK Boarding Schools Admissions Service. The UKiset test is used along with an English paper and interview.

 

http://www.uppingham.co.uk/Admissions-landing-page

 

Wrekin College:  This is a co-educational day and boarding school for 473 pupils aged 11 to 18. Interviews and reports from the current school are required.

 

The 11+ Entrance Examination consists of 11+ entrance papers in Maths, English and Non-Verbal Reasoning. The papers are based on the existing Year 6 curriculum.  Wrekin College does not use the ISEB 11+ Common Entrance papers.

 

At 13+, Wrekin College accepts either the ISEB 13+ Common Entrance Exams, the Scholarship exam or Wrekin College's own entrance papers. Pupils at Prep Schools take the Common Entrance papers and are expected to achieve a pass mark of 50%.  The Wrekin College 13+ own entrance exams take place in November of Year 8 and are primarily for students from the maintained sector or overseas. They consist of papers in English, Maths and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

 

16+ entry is conditional on GCSE results. At least 6 GCSEs grade 9 to 4 are required and at least a 6 in A-Level subjects.

 

Scholarship exams are by invitation only and scholarships between 5 to 25% of the fees may be awarded.

 

Overseas students may be able to take the exams in their own country and if English is not their first language, they will need to take an EFL test.

 

https://www.wrekincollege.com/admissions/2305.html

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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