Our main entry point into our Senior School is in Year 7, where we offer in the region of 60 external places.
Our aim is to have an equal split of boys and girls to create an inclusive learning environment. Whilst we remain a gently selective school, we do advise that applicants in Year 6 will need to be comfortably meeting national expectations in English or maths in order to be comfortable with the pace of our curriculum in the Senior School.
Mrs Claire Williams is your point of contact for admissions into Year 7 and is available to answer your initial enquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01372 473 794. Alternatively, you can fill in an enquiry form by clicking here.
A full list of our admissions key dates is available below:
Our process for admissions into Year 7 at Claremont is as follows:
1. ATTEND AN OPEN MORNING
All prospective families are warmly invited to attend an open morning in the spring or summer term of Year 5 or the autumn term of Year 6.
There are two types of open events available:
- Working open morning – these events take place throughout the year and whilst the school is in session. Visitors will hear from the headmaster and current pupils, after which they enjoy a pupil-guided tour around the Senior School. Working open mornings give visitors the experience of daily school life at Claremont.
- Saturday open day – these events take place twice a year, once during the summer term and once during the autumn term. Visitors will hear from the headmaster, deputies and current pupils, followed by the opportunity to explore all subjects, visit many classrooms and enjoy our 100 acre campus through a self-guided tour. Staff and pupils are available throughout the campus for questions.
To sign up for an open day, please click here. Please parents are welcome to attend both types of open event if they wish, in order to get a full picture of life at Claremont Fan Court School.
2. APPLICATION FORM
To apply for Year 7, 2024 we require a completed application form supported by a recent school report and a £125 non-refundable registration fee by Tuesday 7 November 2023. Please click below to fill out the application form.
If you have indicated that you wish to apply for a scholarship, you will need to fill in a scholarship form by 7 November 2023. Please go to our scholarships page to find out more and complete the process.
Requests for reasonable adjustments such as extra time or laptop must also be submitted by 7 November 2023. Any reasonable adjustments requested will need to be supported by appropriate evidence as follows:
- A report from an educational psychologist, specialist assessor or equivalent medical practitioner (produced within two years of the entrance exam)
- Email confirmation from the current school to the admissions office that the arrangements requested are the candidate’s normal way of working
Our entrance assessments will be held on Saturday 2 December 2023. Written papers are set in English comprehension and English creative writing, mathematics and non-verbal reasoning. All the papers are designed to reveal the potential of the individual candidate.
Following a satisfactory result in the entrance examination, successful applicants are invited for a short interview with a senior member of staff in January. Applicants will be invited to talk about their interests, school activities, approach to studies and their character qualities.
Successful applicants will be offered a place in early February. All acceptances and deposits will need to be confirmed by early March.
If you are looking for a place in Years 8-10, please contact us. Places are available on an occasional basis only and availability cannot be guaranteed. Please note that we are unable to accept applications into Year 11 at any stage.