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The Ackworth admissions process is designed to ensure that the young person concerned would benefit from the opportunities of an Ackworth education.

An offer of a place at Ackworth depends on there being a vacancy in the relevant year group, the completion of the School’s own entrance examinations and a reference from the pupil’s previous school.

In the case of entry into the Sixth Form, conditional offers are made on the basis of a reference from the pupil’s current school and the achievement of appropriate grades at GCSE or equivalent.

Following the offer of a place by the School, parents should return the acceptance form and include a £400 acceptance fee which secures the place.

Entry Procedure


Entry at 2.5+ is by informal assessment during a taster session.

Coram House (Junior School)

Entry at 4+ is by informal assessment during a taster session. Entry at 7+ is by interview and a test. This will normally involve a test of potential and achievement in the areas of literacy, numeracy and reasoning.

Senior School

Entry at 11+ and 12+ is by school reference, interview (where possible) and tests.
These will involve Mathematics and English tests set by the School and a non verbal reasoning test.

Entry at 13+ and 14+ is as at 11+, though the papers will be appropriate to the age of the child.

Entry at 16+ is by school reference, interview and evidence of satisfactory GCSE grades.

Entrance tests usually take place in January, although individual tests take place throughout the year.

International Students

  • Each student is considered individually.
  • Students sit the Ackworth English and Maths test, and a current school report is requested.
  • An interview with the Head, either in person or by Zoom

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