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Admissions Process

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Mrs Claire Crombie, our Registrar handles all enquiries for places at Luckley House School and the Admissions Office is open from 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday, all year round. Email Telephone: 0118 974 3221



Your child can be registered with Luckley House School at any time, however, places are limited, so early registration is advised. Registration for 2024 entry is now closed.

Please complete our online Registration Form and pay the non-refundable registration fee of £150 for UK applicants and £250 for overseas applicants 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

Your child will spend the day with us in November during which he/she will sit online tests. We use Cognitive Ability Tests, along with a piece of creative writing as part of our assessment process for entry into Luckley.

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 Head and all candidates will have an interview with Mrs Bizior.

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. A template will be sent to your child on registration.

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.

If you are looking for a place for your child for immediate entry, please contact Mrs Claire Crombie, the Registrar on 0118 978 4175.

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 £1500. 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

Application for Sixth Form is made in the same way via the online Registration Form.

Upon receipt of this, a reference request will be sent to your current school which will include confirmation of your predicted GCSE grades. You will be sent details of our scholarship application process for Academic, Sport, Art, Drama and Music. An interview forms part of the process. For overseas candidates, this will be arranged as a video meeting. On receipt of a satisfactory reference and successful interview, you will receive a letter offering a conditional place, with a formal acceptance form. A Sixth Form planning sheet will be included which you should complete with details of subject choices.

You will  be required to return the planning sheet and formal acceptance, with a deposit of £1000 (this will be refundable against the final term’s fees). Please note that we cannot build your A Level choices into the timetable plan until these have been received.

Entrance Criteria

• Demonstrate the ability to achieve the minimum entry standards (six good grades at GCSE)
• Demonstrate potential to gain a Grade 6 at GCSE for your chosen subjects

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.