Preparatory Admissions

 

Ages 8-13

The best way to get a real sense of King’s School Rochester is to visit us. Meet our pupils, talk to our staff and feel the welcoming and inspiring atmosphere that makes us so unique.

You can experience our School for yourself by joining us at one of our Open Mornings or arranging a private tour during term time on a date that suits you.

Meet our Head of Admissions, Sue Webb

We know that choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Our Admissions team is here to offer guidance and support throughout this process.

Below, you will find essential links regarding the application process at King’s. If you would like to find out more information or register your child for a place, please contact me at admissions@kings-rochester.co.uk or 01634 888590

Year 4 is the first year in our Preparatory School.

All children who have registered an interest in joining the School will be invited to an assessment and interview with the Headmaster of the Preparatory School. The assessment will be in English, Maths and Non-Verbal reasoning.  Many children enjoy a Taster Day prior to admission and often visit King’s for the first time on an Open Morning.

Following your child’s registration and visit to School, the Headmaster will make a formal offer of a place and ask you to return an Acceptance Form if you wish your child to join us at King’s. An Acceptance Deposit is payable at the time of completing the acceptance form.

We will also approach your child’s current school for a reference. Only once this has been received will your child’s place be secured.

Every year we hear from our new Year 7 parents that King’s is a great place to get used to being at Senior School. They feel that their children have the best of both worlds – Preparatory and Senior – because, rather than starting life at the bottom of a huge secondary school alongside pupils who already seem like adults, our Year 7s are taught by specialist Senior School teachers in Senior classrooms and alongside older boys and girls from 13 to 18, but have their base within the smaller Preparatory School. This arrangement gives children the time to get used to new, more sophisticated methods of learning with specialist subject teachers, whilst still having the support and space to find their feet and grow in confidence as one of the top two years in the Preparatory School.

All children who have registered an interest in joining the School will be invited to an assessment and interview with the Headmaster of the Preparatory School. The assessment will be in English, Maths and Non-Verbal Reasoning.  Many children enjoy a Taster Day prior to admission and often visit King’s for the first time on an Open Morning.

Assessments for 11+ entry take place in the November or March prior to entry on the following September.

If your child is unable to attend either of these Assessment Days, we will be happy to accommodate tests on alternative dates.

Following your child’s registration and visit to School, the Headmaster will make a formal offer of a place and ask you to return an Acceptance Form if you wish your child to join us at King’s.  An Acceptance Deposit is payable at the time of completing the acceptance form.

We will also approach your child’s current school for a reference. Only once this has been received will your child’s place be secured.