Entry into the school from Year 1 and above begins with a ‘Taster Day’. This is a very important step for your child who is entering a new environment, so we work really hard to ensure that their experience is enjoyable. We provide a copy of the timetable so that parents can choose a day with their child which includes activities within the curriculum that their child will enjoy. We believe that the ‘Taster Day’ is of paramount importance in giving your child the opportunity to experience a warm, friendly welcome from their peer group and staff and also to find out what a typical day in Coram House is like.
Entry to the school at ages 4, 5 and 6 is by a taster day and a short assessment. Prospective pupils are invited to spend a day in school to meet their peer group and do some short assessments to see how they will fit in with the present year group. Subsequent taster days may be arranged following this.
Initially, children are encouraged to join the prospective year group for a taster day of their choosing. Following this, children are required to attend an additional morning in order to carry out their entrance tests. The children are tested in English, Mathematics and Non-Verbal Reasoning. These are standardised papers which show their potential against national norms.
All pupils sit the Senior School entrance test. Coram House pupils are not in competition for places as long as they meet the benchmark criteria. In a very few cases, staff may assess that the Senior School is not the right place for your child and parents will be advised accordingly.