Entry Procedure

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.

Ackworth School Nursery

Our Nursery takes pupils from the age of 2½ to 4 years old. Before a place is offered, we will invite your child to Nursery for an informal assessment to ensure they are Nursery-ready.


Coram House (Junior School)

Entry at 4+ is by informal assessment during a taster session. Entry at 7+ is by interview and an assessment. This will normally involve an assessment 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 assessments 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.


Sixth Form

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

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


International Students

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



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