Admissions

Update as of March 2018

 

Year 7 – No spaces available

Year 8 – No spaces available

Year 9 – No spaces available

Year 10 – No spaces available

Year 11 – No spaces available

Sixth Form – Spaces available

 

Admissions Criteria

We seek inquisitive, intelligent students displaying a confident sense of identity and an original approach to learning, problem solving and creativity. Although we do use entrance testing, greater emphasis is placed on interview, samples of work and feeder school reports. In some cases, we may ask to visit a student at their current school. Each year group is selected as a balanced cohort of students with different aptitudes and personal attributes who will motivate and inspire each other. 

We welcome children from all educational backgrounds. Limited places are available in Years 8 and 9, and for suitable applicants in year 10 and 6th form, subject to admissions criteria, for September 2018.  

The school will give sympathetic consideration to siblings in terms of admissions but we do not operate a sibling priority policy.   

Admissions Process 

 Entry at Year 7 September 2019 - Procedure 

  1. Come to visit the school. Open Events are held throughout 2018. 
  2. Complete a Registration Form. This is available for completion on the school website or can be sent to us by post. To register for entry into the school the fee is £120. Parents may register at any time prior to entry.  The closing date for registration for Year 7 2019 entry is the 7th December 2018.  Applications received without a registration fee will not be processed.
  3. Prior to entry, the school provides parents with a date for the 11+ examination. A confidential reference is requested from the student’s current school, together with internal assessment results.
  4. Students then take the school’s entrance examination. The dates scheduled are Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th January 2019. There are two sessions on each of these dates. The 11+ examination consists of an English comprehension paper, a creative writing paper and a mathematics paper. We do not use verbal or non-verbal reasoning testing.
  5. All applicants are required to attend an interview. Students are asked to prepare a brief presentation which may be on any area of achievement or any topic. Our interview process commences as early as September and concludes by the 11th January 2019. Groups of three students may be interviewed at the same time. 
  6. In some cases, we may also ask to visit the student's current school to observe them in an environment where they are comfortable.
  7. After the admissions process is completed, offers are made for places at Kew House School. These are sent out on or before the 15th February 2019. The deadline date for acceptance of offers is the 4th March 2019 at 12 noon. Offers are held open until this date, after which, places will be offered to those on our reserve list.
  8. Once an offer is accepted, parents are asked to complete an Acceptance Form and pay a deposit of £3000. This deposit payment is retained whilst the student is in attendance at the school. The deposit is thereafter returnable provided we are given a term’s notice that the child is leaving the school. The full deposit of £3000 is also required from successful applicants currently attending KGPS or RPPS.  The Deposit payment should be paid via a bank transfer. 

 

Entry at Year 8 and Year 9 in 2019

The school has no formal admissions point into years eight or nine. There are occasional places that become available and are open to application. Candidates for these places are invited to apply and may be called to interview prior to a vacancy arising. This enables the school to act promptly in the event of a place becoming available. All applications are held on file and receive full consideration.

  1. Come to visit the school. Open Events are held throughout 2018. You can also arrange to visit the school on an alternative date by contacting the school’s Registrar. A senior member of staff or the Headmaster will conduct your tour.
  2. Complete a Registration Form. This is available for completion on the school website or can be sent to you by post. To register for entry into the school the fee is £120. Parents may register at any time prior to entry.  Applications received without a registration fee will not be processed.
    1. In the Spring or Summer Term prior to entry, the school provides parents with a date and time for interview. This enables us to set a date for the student to take the entrance exam and also gives us permission to ask for a confidential reference from the student’s current school together with internal assessment results.
    2. All applicants are required to attend an interview.  Students are asked to prepare a brief presentation which may be on any area of achievement or any topic. Overseas applicants may have their interview conducted via Skype.
    3. In some cases, we may also ask to visit the applicant’s current school to observe them in an environment where they are comfortable.
    4. Within two weeks of the admissions process we will make an offer of a place, place a student on the waiting list or decline to offer a place at Kew House School. There will be a deadline date for acceptance of offers.
    5. Each application is dealt with on an individual basis and offers made will be dependent on availability.
    6. Once an offer is accepted we will ask parents to complete an Acceptance Form and pay a deposit of £3000.  This deposit payment is retained whilst the student is in attendance at the school. The deposit is thereafter returnable provided we are given a term’s notice that the child is leaving the school. The Deposit payment should be paid via a bank transfer. 

Admissions into Year 10 and Year 11
We rarely admit into Year 10 but may do so if a vacancy arises, provided the fit into the GCSE programme is acceptable we will do so. Please enquire with admissions prior to registration.
We do not admit students into Year 11. 

Enquiries

For all admission enquries please contact our School Registrar, Mrs Dawn Hassett: at admissions@kewhouseschool.com

T: 0208 742 2038 and select option 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

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