How to apply

Thank you for considering King Edward’s School for your son. The steps below will provide you with the information you need to make an application to the School.

For further information about admissions, any difficulties with the date of an entrance examination, or to request a hard copy of an application form, contact Mrs Nicole Phillips, Director of Admissions, on tel: 0121 415 6056 or email: admissions@kes.org.uk.

  • Entry at 11+

    Applications for entry at 11+ in 2019 have now closed. Applications for entry at 11+ in 2020 will close on 19 September 2019.

    The majority of boys enter the School in Year 7 (11+) and continue their studies into the Sixth Form. Around 125 places are available in Year 7 and the year group is usually divided into five forms.

    For entry into Year 7 in September 2020 candidates should have been born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009.

    Application form

    The first step in the application process is to complete the 11+ Application Form. This form provides us with all the information we need to be able to register your son for the examination and enables you to request further forms to apply for an Assisted Place and/or music scholarship, if applicable.

    A non-refundable registration fee of £25 will be payable at the time of application, unless you provide proof of receipt of Income Support or Job Seeker’s Allowance (not Tax Credits). A recent passport style photograph will be required.

    On receipt of the application form, you will be sent an advice sheet about the 11+ examination and some sample questions. We will also request a headteacher’s report from your son’s current school.

    Entrance examination

    The entrance examination consists of three one-hour papers in English, mathematics and verbal reasoning. The English and mathematics papers are written and set by the School and we advise that parents do not seek additional tuition for the examination.

    Find out more about the entrance examination and what to expect on the day.

    Interviews

    Following the examination, a considerable number of boys are invited to attend an interview. These are primarily with candidates for Assisted Places and Scholarships and for boys on the borderline.

    Interviews, along with the headteacher’s report, form an essential part of the application process in ensuring that we offer places to boys who will be able to make the most of a King Edward’s education and non-academic achievements and activities carry considerable weight.

    Results

    All parents are notified by post as to the outcome of their son’s application, whether they have or have not been offered a place, a scholarship, an Assisted Place or if they are on the waiting list. To accept a place, a non-refundable deposit is required of £400 from all full fee-paying parents.

    If you decide to decline the offer of a place, we ask that you inform us as soon as possible so that we may offer the place to a candidate on the waiting list.

    Important dates for 2020 11+ entry

    11+ application deadline for 2020 entry Thursday 19 September 2019
    Assisted Places application form deadline Friday 4 October 2019
    Entrance exam Saturday 5 October 2019
    Interviews by invitation only for academic scholarships, Assisted Places and boys on the borderline Monday 4 until Friday 29 November 2019
    Music scholarship auditions November 2019
    Results sent by letter to parents By Friday 6 December 2019

    Apply online

  • Entry at 13+

    Applications for entry at 13+ in 2019 have now closed. Applications for entry at 13+ in 2020 will close on 29 November 2019.

    The majority of boys enter the School in Year 7 (11+) but there are normally a few fee paying places available in Year 9 (13+). There are no means-tested Assisted Places available at this point of entry.

    For entry into Year 9 in September 2020 candidates should have been born between 1 September 2006 and 31 August 2007.

    Application form

    The first step in the application process is to complete the 13+ Application Form. This form provides us with all the information we need to be able to register your son for the examination and enables you to request an application form for a music scholarship, if applicable. Assisted Places are not available for entry into Year 9.

    A non-refundable registration fee of £25 will be payable at the time of application. A recent passport style photograph will be required. Please ensure that you notify us of any changes to your contact details or circumstances during the application process.

    On receipt of the application form, you will be sent an advice sheet about the 13+ examination. Sample questions are not available. We will also request a headteacher’s report from your son’s current school.

    Entrance examination

    The entrance examination consists of two one-and-a-half-hour papers in English and mathematics and a one-hour paper in verbal reasoning. The English and mathematics papers are written and set by the School and we advise that parents do not seek additional tuition for the examination.

    Find out more about the entrance examination and what to expect on the day.

    Interviews

    Following the examination, some boys will be invited to attend an interview. Interviews, along with the headteacher’s report, form an essential part of the application process in ensuring that we offer places to boys who will be able to make the most of a King Edward’s education and non-academic achievements and activities carry considerable weight.

    Results

    All parents are notified by post of the outcome of their son’s application, as to whether they have or have not been offered a place, and if they have been awarded a scholarship. To accept a place, a non-refundable deposit is required of £400 from all full fee-paying parents.

    Important dates for 2020 13+ entry

    13+ application deadline for 2020 entry Friday 29 November 2019
    Entrance exam Saturday 11 January 2020
    Interviews (by invitation only) January/February 2020
    Music scholarship auditions TBC
    Results sent by letter to parents February 2020

    Apply online

  • Entry into the Sixth Form

    Our Sixth Form provides an excellent preparation for the demands of university and adult life, and on average, between six and ten boys join us in the Sixth Form each year.

    All boys in the Sixth Form study the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma rather than A-levels. The IB Diploma embodies a different educational philosophy and boys study six subjects, which must include English, mathematics, a science, a language and a humanities subject, and a common core comprising a course on the Theory of Knowledge, an extended essay and the Creativity, Action and Service Programme. Find out more about the IB Diploma.

    Applications for 2019 entry have now closed, however late applications may be considered. Contact the Director of Admissions, Mrs Nicole Phillips, on tel: 0121 415 6056 or email: admissions@kes.org.uk to enquire about making a late application. Candidates for 2019 entry should have been born between 1 September 2002 and 31 August 2003.

    Applications for 2020 entry will close on 31 January 2020. Candidates for 2020 entry should have been born between 1 September 2003 and 31 August 2004.

    Application form

    A passport style photograph will be required with the application. Please ensure that you indicate on the relevant place on the form if you would like an application form for an Assisted Place and/or music scholarship, if applicable. Please ensure that you notify us of any changes to your contact details or circumstances during the application process.

    On receipt of the application form we will request a headteacher’s report from your son’s current school.

    Entry process

    Entrance into the Sixth Form (16+) consists of interviews, predicted GCSE results and a headteacher’s report.

    Offers

    Following the interviews and a satisfactory report from the candidate’s current school, a conditional offer may be made.

    Apply online



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