The school assesses all students who apply for a placement, irrespective of status.
For applicants to Foundation Stage (Early Years and Reception), this process is informal and conducted by an experienced member of the teaching staff.
For applicants to Key Stage 1 and 2 (Year 1 to Year 6), this process is informal but includes written tests conducted by an experienced member of the teaching staff.
For applicants to the Secondary School (Year 7 to Year 10) children are assessed using Cognitive Ability Testing (CAT4). These tests are designed to analyse a pupil’s academic potential and indicate areas of strengths or weakness and are independent of prior learning.
For applicants to the Sixth Form (Year 12), assessment is by interview.
CAT4 Tests assess four key areas;