From Reception age onwards boys are invited to visit the School to spend a part of a morning with the appropriate class for informal assessment.
The three main entry points into the School are:
- The Nursery - for boys and girls who are 3 or “rising” 3 years of age
- The Reception Class – for boys who join the school in the September following their 4th birthday
- The Preparatory School – for boys who join the school in the September following their 7th birthday
Applications are welcomed at any other entry point but would be subject to the availability of a space.
Older boys are invited to spend a whole day with the appropriate class and will be assessed academically (in reading, writing, spelling and comprehension) on a one-to-one basis in a friendly and informal manner.
Four places in each year group are allocated to Cathedral Choristers who join the school, usually in Form 4. These boys will be invited to school for a voice trial and academic assessment.
In all cases, a satisfactory reference from the previous school is required.
Applications for admission are usually dealt with by date of application order with priority given to siblings.