The usual points of entry to St. Edmund’s are at Nursery, Reception, Form 3 (7+), Form 7 (11+) and Form 9 (13+). Children may also join us for other year groups subject to the availability of places and satisfactory completion of our admissions/assessment process.
All parents complete our registration form and pay a £50 non refundable registration fee.
Children wishing to join Reception are invited for a short individual visit to meet the Head of EYFS who will assess his or her suitability for the school in a very informal way.
Children wishing to join Forms 1 to 6 visit the school for a trial morning/day when informal academic and behavioural assessments are made by the class and subject teachers and/or the Head of Academic Support.
Children wishing to join Form 7 (11+) visit the school for an individual trial day or participate in one of our group Taster days in the Michaelmas term and attend the entrance assessments in the January of Year 6. The entrance assessments include papers in English (comprehension and creative writing) and Maths and participation in a range of team building and leadership challenges. All candidates are interviewed by the Headmaster or Deputy Head. Prior to the assessments, the pupil's current school is contacted to request a report on their progress and potential. The entry assessments are used to identify candidates eligible for scholarship awards for academic excellence. Scholarship candidates applying for awards for Art, Sport, Drama and Music are assessed in the January of Year 6.
Children wishing to join Form 9 (13+) may either visit the school for a trial/taster day and sit the Year 6 January entrance assessments to secure an offer of a place for deferred entry to Year 9 or alternatively may sit the 13+ pre tests in Year 8. Prior to the assessments, the pupil's current school is contacted to request a report on their progress and potential. The entrance assessments in Year 6 and/or the pre tests in Year 8 will be used to identify children suitable for scholarship awards for academic excellence. Scholarship candidates for Form 9 entry applying for awards for Art, Sport, Drama and Music are assessed in Year 8.