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 or on 01372 473 794. Alternatively, you can fill in an enquiry form by clicking here.

Our process for admissions into Year 7 at Claremont is as follows:


All prospective families are warmly invited to attend an open morning in the autumn term. You will have the opportunity to attend a talk from our headmaster, Mr William Brierly, and enjoy a guided tour with our pupils around key parts of the school. To sign up for an open day, please click here.


Please note: the deadline for Year 7 2022 applications (and scholarships) has now passed.

To apply for Year 7, 2023 we require a completed application form supported by a recent school report and a £100 non-refundable registration fee by Monday 7 November 2022. Please click below to fill out the application form.

Application Form

If you have indicated that you wish to apply for a scholarship, you will need to fill in a scholarship form by November 2022. 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 November 2022. 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 are held in December each year. 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 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. Please note that we are unable to accept applications into Year 11 at any stage.