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Year 9 Entry (13+)

Year 9 is the main point of entry into the school and approximately 150 pupils join each year at this stage, with 120 boarding and 30 day places.
Parents looking for younger entry are recommended to contact Junior King’s.

Our experience is that good results at GCSE and A level can be obtained by pupils with quite a wide range of exam scores prior to Year 9, and therefore we do not follow narrow or inflexible criteria over selection. Individual character and circumstance, together with ability to contribute widely to the extensive range of co-curricular activities are also taken into consideration.

Many pupils come to us from UK Prep schools, including Junior King’s, but a good number also join from other UK schools and from schools around the globe. The school prides itself on its diversity and on its focus on the individual.

Our Admissions team are very much here to help you with any questions as regards the whole process of entry to King’s for your son or daughter. Please contact us by phone or by email to discuss further should you wish.
admissions@kings-school.co.uk  
+44 (0)1227 595565

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Year 9 Entry (Prep School)

Pupils enter King’s at Year 9 from a large number of Prep schools. The huge majority of these Prep schools are in the UK, but some too are worldwide. Please find below a summary of the process for pupils entering from Prep schools; for full guidance we recommend you also click on the Admissions Procedure and Frequently Asked Questions panel.

Please apply to the Registrar at the Junior School for information on the admissions procedure to King’s from Junior King’s. registrar@junior-kings.co.uk

Visiting the School
Individual visits include a tour of the school with a current pupil and a meeting with the Registrar. Open Days are also held on a Saturday morning in October, March and June either at King’s or online. Dates and other details are published on the website in advance. Please contact the Admissions Office to make appointments

Registration
It is necessary to register a prospective pupil for entry at an early stage in the admissions process in order to confirm your interest in a place. This can be done at any age and once a pupil is registered, parents will receive regular updates keeping them informed about the school. The registration fee is currently £200.

Offer of a place
Offers are made on the basis of an informal interview with the Registrar, a formal reference from a pupil’s current school and performance at Common Entrance (for candidates entering in September 2022 and 2023) or the ISEB Common Pre-Test (for candidates entering from September 2024 onwards). Please see full details under “Admissions Process and FAQs”.

Confirmation of a Place
A place is confirmed through the payment of a deposit following the offer of a place.

Scholarships and Bursaries
A full range of scholarships are available with exams taking place during the year before entry. (Scholarships & Bursaries). Bursaries are also available by individual application.

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Registration Register/Deposit   

Year 9 Entry (Non-Prep School & International)

Pupils enter King’s at Year 9 from a range of UK independent schools in addition to Prep schools, as well as from state schools and also from a wide range of schools internationally. Please find a summary of the process below for pupils entering from these schools; for full guidance we recommend you also click on the Admissions Process and Frequently Asked Questions panel.

Please apply to the Registrar at the Junior School for information on the admissions procedure to King’s from Junior King’s. registrar@junior-kings.co.uk

Visiting the School
Individual visits include a tour of the school with a current pupil and a meeting with the Registrar. Open Days are also held on a Saturday morning in October, March and June either at King’s or online. Dates and other details are published on the website in advance. Please contact the Admissions Office to make appointments.

Registration
It is necessary to register a prospective pupil for entry at an early stage in the admissions process in order to confirm your interest in a place.  This can be done at any age and once a pupil is registered, parents will receive regular updates keeping them informed about the school. The registration fee is currently £200.

Offer of a place
Offers are made on the basis of a pupil’s performance in the King’s Entry Examination (KEE) and interview. Please see full details under “Admissions Process and FAQs”.

Confirmation of a Place
A place is confirmed through the payment of a deposit following the offer of a place.

Scholarships and Bursaries
A full range of scholarships are available with exams taking place during the year before entry. (Scholarships & Bursaries). Bursaries are also available by individual application.

Branding-small-square Admissions Procedure & Frequently Asked Questions   
Book-a-visit-small-square Book A Visit   
One-School-film Junior King's Entry (11+)   
Registration Register/Deposit