Pupils may join Claires Court at any time, subject to availability of places*, though the usual points of entry are:
- Year 3* (from first schools who finish end of Y2)
- Year 7 (main secondary entry point)
- Year 9* (from Prep schools and Middle schools who finish end Y8)
- Year 12 for Sixth Form studies
Choosing a school for your son or daughter is a major decision. We appreciate that you will want to take time to look around and meet the teachers, heads and pupils to learn as much about Claires Court as you can before you come to any conclusion. The secondary academic programme is focussed on GCSE higher level performance, and Sixth Form for A level and level 3 BTEC studies.
Please feel free to call the Registrar if you have any queries. Here’s a step by step guide of the admissions process:
Visit the School
- Open Events are held several times a term, with specific Nursery, Junior, Senior and Sixth Form dates at certain times of the year.
- Personal tours can be arranged at a time to suit, please contact the Registrar to book yours.
To register please complete the relevant Registration Form and send payment of your £100 non-refundable Registration Fee.
Scholarships are available for children entering into Years 7 to 9 and Year 12. Once your child is registered you will automatically be sent the Scholarship information when it is published.
English as an Additional Language
This document is for parents and prospective parents whose children may require EAL support on entry into the school.
There are no formal entrance exams. Pupils are interviewed/assessed or visited in their current setting and reports/references are requested from their current school, these arrangements vary depending on the age of your child.
There are no formal interviews; but the head will meet you and your child before making an offer, this may take place in their nursery setting or at home.
Year 1 to Year 6
Having met you and possibly your child during an individual appointment with the Head, we will invite your child into School for a Taster Day. During their visit they will be informally assessed and the Head will review your child's school reference or report.
Year 7 and above
Your son or daughter will be invited for an interview and assessment with the Head and/or Senior Staff. Interviews are on-going and take place from October, in date order of registration. By the time of interview we will have received a reference from your child’s school along with any other specialist reports.
The format of the interview varies, depending on when we receive an application and the year of entry. More details are given with the interview invitation. There is no need for your child to feel nervous! It is our opportunity to find out more about their interests and strengths; for them to discuss with us their ambitions and school life to date, as well as answering any questions they may have.
Following a successful meeting/visit a formal offer letter is sent out.
Years 1 and above
Following a successful interview/trial day and assessment, along with receipt of satisfactory references, a formal offer will be sent.
If we are unable to offer a place the Registration Fee is non-refundable.
To accept the offer, you will need to complete and return the Acceptance Form together with a £500 deposit.
Please contact the Registrar if you have any queries regarding this process, 01628 327710 email@example.com