Admission to Bromsgrove School
Pupils may gain admission to Bromsgrove School in most year groups. Main intake points are at Kindergarten, 7+, 11+, 13+ and 16+. Admissions in the course of an academic year are by special arrangement with the Assistant Head (Admissions) and entry into Year 10 is not normally possible due to curriculum constraints.
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We encourage parents and children to visit the School by attending one or our regular Open Mornings and we also welcome individual visits. Taster days are available for boarders and day pupils. Open Mornings for all sections of the School are held at regular intervals throughout the year. These events offer the opportunity to meet senior staff from the individual school sections which interest you. You can also watch our School videos.
We offer individual tours of the School and the opportunity meet other staff and pupils. Please contact Mrs Amanda James for further information by email or submit an online visit request here.
All candidates sit our entrance examinations although at 13+ we do accept Common Entrance. In the case of girls and boys entering the Sixth Form from other British schools, offers and subsequent admission to the School is based on interview and GCSE results.
Parents seeking the admission of their sons or daughters are asked to contact the Admissions team who will advise about our application process and give information about the online registration. The Registration Fee of £100 for a day place or £200 for a boarding place is payable at the same that the online Registration is submitted. When a place is offered to an applicant, parents are asked to confirm acceptance and to send an acceptance fee.
Our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) information can be found here.
Our Admissions team are always happy to give advice and help regarding any application to the School.
Entry into the Pre-Preparatory and Nursery
Prior to entry, children are invited to spend a morning in school with their prospective year group, during which informal assessments will take place. Children seeking admission into Year 2 will also be assessed more formally in Mathematics and English. This trial morning provides an opportunity for the children to experience life at Bromsgrove Pre-Preparatory and Nursery and to get to know the children in their future class. If a child is moving from another school they will be asked to bring examples of their current work in Mathematics, English and Reading. We will also contact the child’s school for a written report about their academic achievements and behaviour.
Children may join the Nursery as Risings 2s from their second birthday. Children are required to attend a minimum of six sessions per week to ensure they have access to the full range of the curriculum provided. However, sessions can be taken in any combination of full / half days regularly each week, if places are available.
Transfer to Pre-Preparatory School
Almost all Nursery pupils continue through to the Pre-Preparatory School. Confirmation of places is made after discussions between the Head of Nursery and the Headmaster, taking issues of behaviour into consideration if necessary. The Head of Nursery can advise on the transfer procedure.
Children join the Reception class of the Pre-Preparatory section in the September following their fourth birthday. Pupils may join the School in other year groups, subject to availability of space in each year group. Parents are encouraged to visit with their child before registering for a place. Prior to a place being offered, your child will be invited to spend a morning of informal assessment at the Pre-Preparatory & Pre-School and, where appropriate, a written report from the child's current school or nursery will be requested.
Transfer to Preparatory School after Year 2
It is expected that children will transfer to Bromsgrove Preparatory School but this is dependent on achieving a certain standard of work in Literacy and Numeracy. Issues of behaviour are also considered, where appropriate, during consultation between the Pre-Preparatory & the Preparatory School, prior to transfer.
Parents seeking the admission of their sons or daughters are asked to contact Admissions
for information about our application procedure and for details of our online registration.
If you need any more information about applying for a place at Senior, Prep or Pre-Prep & Nursery, please do not hesitate to contact our Admissions Coordinators on 01527 579679 or email email@example.com
who can send you relevant information.
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