Once our admissions department have received a completed application form for your child, you will be contacted to arrange a time to attend for assessment. Assessments are carried out within school.

This assessment allows us to gain more understanding and allows us to ensure that every child is able to access the curriculum that is offered. During the assessment we are also able to evaluate if there are any areas which may require support and the resources and expertise required to meet these needs.

We endeavor to make the assessment process as relaxed as possible. It is advisable for the long tests, to provide your child with a drink and a snack. Assessment times will be broken up with regular breaks.

For Foundation stages please allow 1 hour for the assessment.

Assessments for Year 1 and 2 are 1 -1½ hours duration.

For Key Stage 2 assessments, please allow 2 – 2½hours.

Our Testimonials

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