School Admissions

When you contact us we will send you a prospectus and invite you to come and visit the school.

After a guided tour of the school, the Headmaster will invite you to an informal meeting to discuss your child's needs in more detail. Please bring along your child's recent school reports, exercise books etc. so that we may better understand their abilities, strengths and weaknesses.

Your child will also have the opportunity to spend an assessment day at the school, in an appropriate class, where they can experience life at Northbourne Park first-hand, and our teaching staff can get to know them a little better.

If your child is joining the French programme, we assess their level of English and ask them to sit an entrance examination in Maths and French to ensure that the programme will be suitable for them.

If you (and your child) decide that Northbourne Park is the school for you, just complete and sign our registration document and send it to the School Administrator, along with your registration fee. The Headmaster will then fomally offer a place at the school for your child.

We will keep in contact with you regularly before your child's start date, and make sure you get all the information you need before their first day at Northbourne Park.

Admissions Policy

Northbourne Park School admits children of either sex between the ages of 3 and 13. It exists primarily as a school preparing children for Common Entrance to Senior Independent Schools at 13+, or the Kent Test for entry to Grammar Schools at 11+.

Children who enter the school at the Early Years Foundation Stage, either into the Nursery or Reception classes are admitted without assessment and their progress is monitored and assessed throughout their time in the school.

Children who wish to enter the school from Year 1 will be assessed using pupil records and reports, interview and, where appropriate, standardised tests and those with average or above ability will be selected. As the school maintains a strong academic thrust, the admission assessments are designed to ensure that the prospective pupil meets the minimum expectations.

Non U.K. Pupils

Prospective pupils who come from outside the U.K. will require a visa via the Child Student Visa sponsorship licence scheme. The School holds a Licence to sponsor students under this scheme and will issue a Certificate of Acceptance of Studies once the pupil has fulfilled the entry requirements (including English language) by providing a school report.

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