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Joining our Senior School

We would be delighted to welcome new pupils into Year 7, 8 and 9 over the coming years, space permitting. To ensure Kingshott retains its strong family ethos, priority for senior school places will always be given to current pupils and their siblings. 

Pupils joining us into our Senior School (into Year 7, 8 or 9) - will be invited to join our Assessment Mornings (and Scholarship Afternoons, if applicable) in the January before the September they will join Kingshott.  If families have missed these Assessment Mornings, and if there is space permitting, pupils are welcome to join us for an Assessment Morning later on in the Spring or Summer term. 

Our admissions selection process aims to ensure pupils are a good fit for Kingshott - that they will thrive academically and pastorally during their time at the school. During the Admissions Assessment Morning pupils will undertake the following assessments:

  • An hour long CEM Select Entrance Assessment, which measures verbal, non-verbal and mathematical skills.  All pupils will undertake this assessment on a computer. Please note that we have chosen this CEM entrance assessment because it is specifically designed for children to be able to present their academic potential without the need for additional coaching. As such we do not suggest any preparation for this assessment, nor do we provide any example papers. There is a familiarisation video which we encourage families to watch in advance so pupils are aware of what will happen.
  • An independent creative or persuasive writing task, for 30 minutes, handwritten unless alternative access arrangements are required. There will be a fiction and a non-fiction choice for pupils to choose from. Some example questions can be provided. 
  • An interview with a member of our Senior Leadership Team for up to 20 minutes, which will mainly focus on personal  pursuits and passions.  We encourage pupils to bring along an object of interest or a piece of work of which they are particularly proud.

Our friendly Admissions team will be delighted to help families who have any questions regarding joining Kingshott into Year 7, 8 or 9. Please contact them by telephone: 01462 432009 or email

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