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Assessment Process

We are delighted that you are considering the Senior School for your child. This page gives more detail about the entry and testing process; once you are ready, please register for a place at Stephen Perse via our Admissions Portal.

In Senior School, our entry process includes a cognitive ability test as well as short interview with a senior member of staff.  Your child will take part in a group activity and then go on to a general interview where we can find out about their likes and dislikes and answer any questions about the school. We will also ask for a reference from the headteacher of your child's current school to find out more about them.

  • Closing date for applications is Tuesday 15 December 2020

  • Closing date for scholarship applications is Tuesday 15 December 2020

  • Year 7 entrance testing date for 2021 entry is Saturday 23 January 2021  

  • Years 8/9/10 testing date for 2021 entry is 13 January 2021

Please note that we only accept general entry to the Senior School at Year 7. Places for Year 8, 9 and 10 only come up subject to availability. We do not accept entries for Year 11, apart from in exceptional circumstances.

oTher years 
We accept entries for Year 8 and Year 9, but places only come up subject to availability.

We also accept entries for Year 10, with places subject to availability and dependent on curriculum choices and subject combinations. We do not accept entries for Year 11, apart from in exceptional circumstances.

When applying for a place, your child will sit a cognitive ability test and will be interviewed by a range of Heads of Department. They will also have a general interview with a member of the senior management team.

Foundation awards and music scholarships are also available at 11+ entry. You can find out more about scholarships on this page or keep reading for details on testing.

Register for a place

To register for a place at the Senior School please click the link below.

Have other questions?

See our Admissions FAQ for further information.

For any other enquiries please contact our admissions team at or call 01223 454762