Rydal Penrhos Community
Admissions Process

      Entry to Nursery, Pre-Prep and Prep

      Following a tour of the Nursery and Prep School, pupils will be invited to spend a morning in our Nursery or a whole day in the Prep School.  Our admissions process commences with the completion of the school registration form.

      Applications are processed throughout the year, children entering our Nursery must be 2 1/2 years old.

      Entry into Years 7-11 (ages 11-15)

      Pupils applying for places into Years 7-11 are expected to sit our Entrance examination. All candidates sit three papers: Literacy, Numeracy and Non-Verbal Reasoning. In addition, they will meet with a member of staff for an informal discussion, and their current school will be asked to provide a satisfactory reference and academic report. Scholarship candidates are required to sit two additional exam papers.

      Applications for the Entrance examination, Scholarships and means-tested bursaries need to be submitted to us by early January. The Entrance and Scholarship examinations are held in late January/early February.

      We also accept late applications for entry into Year 7 – 11 throughout the year, subject to availability. In these circumstances, candidates will still be required to sit the Entrance examination.

      Entry into Sixth form (Years 12-13; ages 16-18)

      Applications for entry into the Sixth form are accepted throughout the year. An offer of a place in the Sixth form will usually be conditional on the candidate achieving at least five Grade 5s (or equivalent) and getting a Grade 6 in a subject to study at the Sixth Form.

      All candidates are expected to meet with a member of staff for an informal interview and will be asked to produce a satisfactory school report and a school reference.

      Applications for Sixth form Scholarships and means-tested bursaries must be submitted by November. The Sixth form Scholarship examinations are held in mid-November.

      Tour registration form

      Start your journey with us by registering for our Open Mornings.

      Admissions Process