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How is Entry Assessed?

Pre-Prep Nursery (3 – 8 years)

Children can join the Pre-Prep Nursery class in the Michaelmas (Autumn) and Spring Terms following their third birthday if places are available. Part or full time provision is offered. Admission into Reception is in the September following their fourth birthday.

There are no formal assessments, though we encourage those who join us to visit and spend a day with us, and prior to entry we seek reports and educational information from previous schools.

Prep School (8 – 13 years)

Entrants to the Prep School sit English and Maths assessments. Many children come to our Assessment Day which is held in January each year, but it is possible to sit the assessments at other times. If children live overseas we can send assessment papers to their current schools.

Senior School (13 – 18 years)

Year 9 (13+)

Students applying for Year 9 (13+ entry) are invited to come in during the Lent (Spring) Term for an assessment day.

Written reports from the pupil’s current school and a reference are also used in the assessment process.

Further information can be obtained from Admissions: 01263 714614  or email

Please visit our scholarships and bursaries pages to find out more about Year 9 scholarship dates.

2015 entry dates:

Friday 12 December 2014 - Deadline for Year 9 applications for September 2015

Friday 16 January 2015 - Year 9 entry assessment and taster day

Early registration is advised. Information regarding relevant entrance dates will be sent to registered families in the Autumn term of the year before entry.

Sixth Form

Entry to the Sixth Form (Year 12) is by interview, school reports and a reference from the candidate’s current school. Interviews are usually arranged as part of a visit to the School.

Final acceptance depends on students gaining a minimum of six GCSE grades A*- B as well as a minimum of a C grade in Mathematics and English. Usually a minimum of a GCSE B grade is expected in a subject to be pursued in the Sixth Form.

Families are advised to register at the start of the Autumn term before entry, following a visit to the School. Offers are usually made in December of the year before entry i.e. December 2014 for entry in September 2015.

Please refer to our Scholarships & Bursaries page for our assessment date and procedure.

Entry to Year 10 and Year 11

Entry into any other school year groups depends upon the availability of places and will be considered following school reports, an interview, and assessments.

Students from overseas

Candidates applying from overseas will be considered on the basis of school reports, an interview, and assessments in maths and English. A reference may also be requested. Skype interviews are available. However, candidates and their families are encouraged to visit the School wherever possible.

If you decide to proceed with an application to any of our schools, we require a completed Registration Form, together with a non-refundable Registration Fee of £170. Registration forms are available upon request, using the contacts below.

Gresham's accepts UKiset as part of our admissions process for students applying from overseas. To register for UKiset or for more information, please visit the website

If you have taken UKiset and wish for your report to be sent to Gresham's, please visit the UKiset website and complete the School Selection form.

For Senior School Admissions or further information contact: 

Senior School
The Admissions Office 
Miss Georgie Barnes / Mrs Angela Batson
Tel: 01263 714614/ 714601

For Prep School Admissions:
Prep School
Headteacher's PA

Mrs Helen Dye
Tel: 01263 714600
(If unavailable please contact the Admissions Office as above)

For Pre-Prep School Admissions:
Pre-Prep School
Headteacher's PA/Administrator

Mrs Julie Higgs
Tel: 01263 714575
(If unavailable please contact the Admissions Office as above)



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