King's provides boarding from age 11 to 18 and, as with day school pupils, we welcome children into boarding at all main entry points from age 11 onwards. Our Registrar, Mrs Susan Webb is available to guide you through the admissions process.
Parents or Agents are invited to download a registration form from this page. Upon receipt of the registration form and fee, candidates will go through the admissions process that is relevant to the specific section of School to which they are applying:
Year 7 (11+)
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. We will also request consent to approach your child’s current school for a reference. Assessments for 11+ entry take place in the November or March prior to the September of entry. If children are unable to attend either of these Assessment Days, we will be happy to accommodate tests on alternative dates.
Year 9 (13+)
Many external candidates are admitted to King’s Senior School at Year 9 (Remove) after sitting Common Entrance papers in the May/June preceding the September of entry.
Before the examination the pupil is invited to visit with his/her parents for a tour of the School followed by an interview with the Headmaster. He/she is also welcome to spend a day or two in School on a “Taster Day” either before or after the examination. International students will be invited to attend a Skype interview with the Headmaster.
Places are also offered following interview and on the basis of school report for those wishing to join King’s from schools which do not prepare pupils for Common Entrance.
Year 10 (14+)
Pupils wishing to join King’s in Year 10 often visit for the first time on an Open Day and then attend the Which GCSEs? Information Evening.
Pupils are invited to visit with their parents for a tour of the School followed by an interview with the Headmaster. They are also welcome to spend a Taster Day or two in School getting to know their peer group, staff and King's routines. International students will be invited to attend a Skype interview with the Headmaster.
Applicants are offered places based on GCSE results (or equivalent for international students), an interview with the Headmaster and school report. Pupils require 5 A*-C grades with a B in those subjects chosen for A level study, although for Modern Foreign Languages, Maths or Science, an A or A* is preferred. Many external Sixth Form candidates visit King’s for the first time on an Open Day and then attend the Which A Levels? Information Evening.