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Joining Embley

Applications for September 2020 entry are now open. 



You can register your child for a place at our school by completing a registration form and providing a payment of £50 (£100 for pupils joining from abroad). Places are very popular so we suggest you register your child as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

The deadline for Year 7, 9 and Sixth Form registrations for September 2020 entry is Friday 22 November 2019. 

Taster days

Your child will be invited to attend a taster day so that they can get a feel for what life is like on a typical day at Embley; they can get to know other pupils in their year group, try out our lessons and meet our teachers.

We will be holding the following taster days for our main entry points into the school for September 2020.

Taster days for all other year groups are arranged at your convenience. 

Sixth Form Taster Day Monday 7 October 2019
Year 7 Taster Morning Wednesday 4 December 2019
Year 9 Taster Morning Thursday 5 December 2019

Entrance assessments

Prep School

If your child is joining us in Year 1 to 6, they will be asked to sit baseline tests in English and Mathematics. These tests usually take place as part of the taster day.

Senior School

For the Senior School, your child will be asked to sit our entrance assessments and attend a short interview with a senior member of staff.

Sixth Form

Entry into our Sixth Form is based on academic success, a suitable reference from the Head of your child’s current school and a successful interview with Mr Canning, our Headmaster.

All candidates are expected to achieve a minimum of five GCSEs at grades 9 to 5 and at least grades 7 or 8 in the A Level subjects to be studied.

Accepting a place

Having completed the application process, Mr Canning will write to you and let you know if your child has been offered a place. To accept an offer, we’ll ask you to complete and send to us an acceptance form and a deposit of £250 (£500 for pupils joining from within the EU, £2,500 for all other international students). The offer letter will provide further instructions about how long the offer is valid for and when you will need to respond by.

Progress through the school

All pupils who join us at one of our younger entry points will enjoy a full career at Embley, proceeding through our Senior School to study GCSEs and onto our Sixth Form to study A Levels.

All pupils will sit our entrance assessments for entry into Year 7 at the Senior School and progression onto the Sixth Form is normally assured by a combination of appropriate behaviour, hard work and academic success.

Please contact our Admissions Department for further information about our admissions process on 01794 512206 or by email.

Admission Department

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