Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

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PRE-PREP AND PREP SCHOOL

Pupils can enter Queen’s College Prep School at any age and some join at Christmas, Easter or even mid-term.

Pupils joining the Pre-Prep classes come in for a taster session prior to joining when they have an opportunity to meet the staff and other pupils and take part in classroom activities.

An informal assessment takes place at this stage for Pre-Prep pupils. However, we keep these very low key so that the children are often unaware that they are being assessed.

We anticipate that all children coming into the Nursery School will continue into Reception. The Queen’s College community is a very close and friendly one and the children build on relationships they have made.

In the Prep School, we ask that parents contact our admissions team by email prepadmissions@queenscollege.org.uk or telephone +44 (0) 1823 278928 and complete a registration form.

Overseas applicants will be assessed on their English language level as part of the application process, and may be invited to join us for a one-term immersion. All our international students are supported by specialist EAL and IELTS support throughout their time with us.

Click here to complete the online Registration Form.

We will then invite your son or daughter to come and spend a taster day in School where they will meet other pupils and staff, take part in lessons and enjoy some sport, music or drama lessons. Children coming into the Prep School are informally assessed at this time.

Those pupils with Learning Development requirements will be seen on an individual basis and assessed by our Head of Learning Development alongside teaching staff.

Following the taster day and assessments, a letter is sent out and, where a place is offered, parents are asked to accept the place in writing and pay the deposit, normally within two weeks of offer. We also request reports from the pupil’s current school.

CAS information is sent to international students to enable them to apply for a visa.

Joining instructions which include information on how to obtain school uniform, policies, fees, medical forms and travel are sent to parents the term before the study start date.

To view our Admissions Policy, please click here.

All candidates from overseas sit English as an Additional Language, a Mathematics assessment and the online Cognitive Ability Test (CAT), normally at the offices of an educational agent, at the British Council or at their own school.

For more information on international admissions please contact admissions@queenscollege.org.uk or telephone +44 (0) 1823 340830.

SENIOR SCHOOL

Admission to the senior school is open to boys and girls from maintained schools and independent schools that finish at 11+, and from middle schools and prep schools that finish at 13+. Applications are made to the Admissions Officer preferably before the end of the autumn term preceding the year of entry.

Children moving up from Queen’s College Prep School are not usually required to sit entrance exams to enter the Senior School, unless they are applying for an academic scholarship or have specific learning difficulties.

Separate arrangements may be made for families applying after the entrance exams have taken place and for those who wish to join after the school year has started, provided places remain available. We also welcome applications for entry into Year 8 and Year 10.

The entrance exams consist of written papers in English, Maths and Verbal Reasoning. In addition, we ask for a report and reference from the current school.

A number of Academic, Music, Sport, Art and Performing Arts Scholarships are available and further information is provided in the Scholarships section.

We recommend that families considering Queen’s College arrange an individual in-depth discussion.

Following your deliberations, we hope that you will wish to register your child for entry and the Admissions team will contact you to discuss your visit and to arrange a taster day. Once your child is registered they will be invited to attend a taster day to experience life in school with their peers.

More information is available in our Admissions Policy.

To join the Senior School, please complete our Online Registration Form here.

To experience Queen’s College and tour our facilities, please click here to find out about our next Open Morning.

Candidates from overseas sit papers in English as an Additional Language, Mathematics and Verbal Reasoning. The exams are usually taken at the offices of an educational consultant or at the candidate’s own school. Applicants who are non-native English speakers, will be assessed in-line with the IELTS framework. A minimum level of 4.5 IELTS is required for entry to our Senior School.

For more information about international admissions please contact admissions@queenscollege.org.uk or telephone +44 (0) 1823 340830.

SIXTH FORM

Sixth Formers are asked to take two subject papers of their choice plus a general paper, as well as being expected to have achieved five A*-C grades at GCSE. These exams are normally sat in November for Year 12 entry.

Separate arrangements may be made for families applying after the entrance exams have taken place and for those who wish to join after the school year has started, provided places remain available.

All Sixth Form candidates from overseas sit English as an Additional Language and a Mathematics paper and the online Cognitive Ability Test (CAT), normally at the offices of an educational agent, at the British Council or at their own school.  Non-native English speakers are assessed in-line with the IELTS framework. A minimum of 5.5 IELTS is required for Sixth Form entry.

For our full Sixth Form curriculum, please click here. 

For more information on international admissions please contact admissions@queenscollege.org.uk  or telephone +44 (0) 1823 340830.

To Register your child’s place, please click here to complete our online Registration Form.

More information is available in our Admissions Policy.