Admissions Process

Your child can be registered with Luckley House School at any time, however, places are limited, so early registration is advised. Pupils sitting the examination should be registered by the end of November of the preceding year, however late applicants may be considered.

Please complete our online Registration Form and pay the non-refundable registration fee of £100 via BACs payment.  Early registration enables us to keep in regular contact with you regarding school news, events and developments as well as to advise you of the next steps to consider, at the appropriate time.

Admission into Year 7 and Year 9

We use Cognitive Ability Tests, along with a piece of creative writing as part of our assessment process for entry into Luckley. Your child will spend the day with us, usually in early January, during which he/she will sit online tests in Mathematics, English and Non-Verbal Reasoning. The candidates will then take part in fun activities, which will give them a chance to relax and enjoy some social interaction with their peers.

The online CAT4 tests give scores that are standardised to the age of each child. The tests give valuable insight into your child’s ability to reason across four distinct areas: verbal, non-verbal, mathematical and spatial, as compared to the national average. We do not expect candidates to do any preparation for these tests.

The entrance examination is our means of assessing what the pupils are able to do. Although our school is selective, we do accept a relatively wide ability range. Most importantly, we are keen to ensure that the curriculum we offer is suitable to all the pupils in the school. As we offer the traditional GCSE and A Level qualifications, all pupils must be able to access these. Therefore we would expect successful candidates to have reached the average standard expected of pupils in Year 6. This indicates that they will be able to achieve passes in at least five GCSE subjects, including Mathematics and English.

Although the entrance examinations are an important indicator of the candidate’s level of academic attainment, we do not make our decisions based purely on the results. We offer places to children who we feel will thrive within the Luckley environment, both academically and personally, and to whom we are confident that we can provide the right level of support to ensure that the child reaches his or her full potential.

We also consider a report from your child’s current Headteacher and all candidates will have an interview with our Head or senior member of staff.

As part of the interview process for Year 7 entry, we invite candidates to complete a personal ‘Story Board’ to demonstrate their hobbies, achievements and interests. This can be as simple or creative as the child desires.  A copy of the template is available to download at the foot of this page.

If your child is at a prep school which ends at Year 8, it is possible for him/her to sit our entrance exams in Year 6, for a ‘deferred place’ for Year 9 entry. Please speak to the Registrar when you apply.

The examinations for 2019 entry have now taken place, but if you are still looking for a place for your child, please contact Mrs Claire Crombie, the Registrar on 0118 978 4175.

Entrance examinations for 2020 entrance will take place on Tuesday 7 January and Saturday 11 January 2020.

Accepting a Place

We aim to send out letters by the end of January, once all of the scholarship assessments have taken place. If successful, the offer of a place will be held until our deadline for acceptance. To accept a place for your child you will be required to return the acceptance form, along with a deposit of £600. All deposits are set against the final term’s disbursements.

Admissions into other Year Groups

If your child wishes to join us at other entry points, he/she will be assessed through an entrance examination, interview and school report. In instances where the pupil is overseas and unable to sit the examination at Luckley, the exam can be sat at your child’s current school under examination conditions. Admission is dependent on vacancies in the relevant year group.

Admission into Sixth Form

How to apply for a place in Luckley Sixth Form

If you are interested in learning more about Luckley Sixth Form and would like to receive a Sixth Form prospectus pack and application form, please contact the Registrar.

Registrar, Mrs Crombie: Email Registrar@luckleyhouseschool.org Telephone 0118 978 4175