Current Admissions Process
Prospective parents are invited to make initial contact with our Head of Admissions, Mrs Zoe Ashton on 01372 723590 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
You will be asked for information about your son or daughter for our Pupil Enquiry Form; Mrs Ashton will check availability of places in the appropriate year group and arrange an appointment in person, or online, with the Headmaster, Mr Murphy, or any other key members of staff as required. This will naturally depend upon the national situation in respect of the pandemic and may change if there is a lockdown. It is always our preference to invite prospective families into the school, if it is safe to do so.
Tour of the School
A bespoke tour will be provided, or an appointment slot given at one of our forth-coming Open Mornings, which happen termly.
Following a successful tour for all parties concerned, a timely registration for a place for your child is strongly encouraged – this is done through the Registration Form here. We do ask that you pay a Registration Fee of £100 at this time – all details on form. Once registered, the child will be asked to attend an informal assessment. Any Bursarial requirements or potential Scholarship Applications should be made at this point; please see the following page Scholarships & Bursaries
‘Taster Moment’ (child assessment)
A mutually agreed time will be arranged for the child to attend the school for assessment purposes. During this visit, our Lower or Senior school SENCos, as age appropriate, will meet with the child on 1:1 basis to talk and do a few informal tests in Literacy and Numeracy to assess the level of performance. If there is time at the end of the assessment moment, your child can tour the school, see classrooms and meets KHS pupils.
The Headmaster will contact the parents after all assessment feedback has been gathered in order to make a fair decision, based upon the range of evidence. A decision will always be made in the best interests of the child. If a pupil satisfies our entry criteria, and a place is available, then an offer will be made. If however, the child has satisfied our entry criteria but no places are available at the time of assessment, they will be offered a Waiting List place and kept informed. Written confirmation will be sent, along with an Acceptance Form and details of the Acceptance Deposit to be paid.
Acceptance of an offer outcome is required within 14 days along with the Acceptance Deposit of £1,000 (refunded when the child leaves at the end of Year 11 or sooner, with notice)
Please Note: Parents have a responsibility to inform the prospective school of any issues/conditions, and disclose any reports both medical and academic, relating to the applicant. Withholding information may necessitate the School reviewing their offer of a place.
In summary, the current Admissions process is as follows:
- Initial enquiry via email@example.com or on 01372 723590
- Pupil Enquiry form to be filled in ahead of the tour appointment in line with GDPR so we have your details to use for the admissions process.
- Tour with Mrs Ashton, Head of Admissions and meeting with the Headmaster, Mr Duncan Murphy – in person or online – with a Covid-safe tour of the school.
- Registration Form for a place at KHS to be filled in and Registration Deposit, £100, paid – all details on form.
- ‘Taster Moment’ (child assessment)
- Feedback and Offer Outcome
We look forward to welcoming you to Kingswood House in the near future and steering you through our Admissions process.
Scholarships are awarded to bright and talented pupils for entry into Year 7 and Year 9. Assessments take place in February (11+ & 13+) the year prior to entry and applications are open to both internal and external candidates. Academic or All-Rounder awards are offered up to a value of 30% of tuition fees. Additional bursarial support is available, where there is a genuine need, of up to 100% of tuition fees.
The Governors of Kingswood House School are committed to broadening access to the school by offering to eligible parents or guardians means-tested financial support with the payment of school fees. Such support is known as a Bursary and these may be awarded in the form of a discount of up to 100% on tuition fees payable, depending on the financial, compassionate or other pertinent circumstances of applicants.
For information about cancelling your Parent Contract and a model Cancellation Form please download these documents:
Cancellation Notice Cancellation Form
Our Head of Admissions is Mrs Zoe Ashton please telephone 01372 723590 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Zoe Ashton, Head of Admissions
Whether you are just starting your search for the right school, or if you feel you have made your decision with Kingswood House, I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to the school.