Children can be registered for occasional place entry for most year groups, with the exception of Year 11 (halfway through GCSE) and Year 13 (halfway through A levels), as occasional places do become available.
When a registration form is received the child’s name is added to the waiting list. Parents are asked to send in a recent school report and to fill in a parent information form.
If an occasional vacancy arises the next child on the waiting list will be contacted and invited into the school for a visit. The visits will vary in length from half a day to two days, depending on the age of the child. During the visit the child will be with the class where there is a space and during this time they will also complete assessments set by the school, and in Upper School have a pastoral interview.
Parents will be invited in to meet with the Head of Lower or Upper School, as appropriate.
After the visit the school will decide whether to make a firm offer of a place.