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We offer three formal points of entry into Box Hill School – Year 7, Year 9 and Year 12.  For those interested in applying outside of these entry points, please contact our admissions office as places can sometimes become available throughout the year.

 

STAGE 1:  COME AND VISIT US

 
Open Events
Students and their families are welcome to attend any of our open events.  We offer a number of Open Mornings, Open Evenings and School at Work Days throughout the year where you can view the school, talk to our pupils, and meet our Head and Senior Team.  Click here to view our Open Event details
 
Private Visits
You may wish to arrange a private visit to the school where you will meet one of our Senior Team and enjoy a guided tour of the school.  Visitors will always receive a very warm welcome at Box Hill School.  Click here for further details or to book a private visit.  Alternatively you can contact us via email or phone if you would like to speak to someone before visiting us.
 
 

STAGE 2:  REGISTER WITH US

For registration timesales for September 2019 entry please click here.

 

Year 7 and Year 9 applications:

Please register with us by:

  • Completing and returning our registration form to Kirstie Hammond. Download our Registration Form here.
  • Paying a non-refunable registration fee (cheques payable to ‘Box Hill School’, or contact us for our bank details)
  • Supplying us with a passport-sized photograph of the applicant
  • Providing us with a copy of the applicant’s full school report and any medical and/or Educational Psychologist reports where appropriate
Students who are registered with us within our Year 7 and Year 9 timescales (click here for details) are guaranteed to be invited to the Year 7 and Year 9 Assessment Weeks.  Invitations will be sent out during the Autumn Term preceding admission.  For applications after our published deadline please contact us and we will provide advice as to how to proceed.
 
You may register your son or daughter at any time prior to the registration deadlines.  No priority is given to early registrations and all students are considered on an equal basis at the point of assessment.  After registration we will, as standard, contact the applicant’s current school to request a school reference.
 

Year 12 and other applications:

Please register with us by:

  • Completing and returning our registration form to Kirstie Hammond.  Download our Registration Form here.
  • Paying a non-refunable registration fee (cheques payable to ‘Box Hill School’, or contact us for our bank details)
  • Supplying us with a passport-sized photograph of the applicant
  • Providing us with a copy of the applicant’s full school report and any medical and/or Educational Psychologist reports where appropriate
Students will be invited to attend the school for interview at a mutually-convenient time.  After registration we will, as standard, contact the applicant’s current school to request a school reference.
 
 

STAGE 3:  ASSESSMENT PROCESS

For assessment dates for September 2019 entry, please click here.
 
  • Year 7 applications
The Year 7 Assessment Week takes place in the January preceding Year 7 entry (i.e. while the
student is in Year 6). Applicants will have a short interview with one of our Senior Team and will
also be required to sit tests set by Box Hill School in Maths and English. The Maths test is based
on the school syllabus covered in Year 6 and lasts 45 minutes. The English test includes a reading
comprehension task and a piece of creative writing and lasts 45 minutes.
 
  • Year 9 applications
The Year 9 Assessment Week takes place in the December preceding Year 9 entry (i.e. while the
student is in Year 8). Applicants will have a short interview with one of our Senior Team and
will also be required to sit tests set by Box Hill School in Maths and English. The Maths test is
based on the school syllabus covered in Year 8 and lasts 45 minutes. The English test includes
a reading comprehension task and a piece of creative writing and lasts 1 hour. Please note that
Year 9 assessment decisions are not based on the applicant’s performance in Common Entrance
examinations.
 
  • Year 12 applications
We welcome applications into Year 12 onto either the A Level or the International Baccalaureate
Programme. Registered applicants are invited to Box Hill School for an interview. Offers are based
upon the applicant’s interview, recent school reports and GCSE predictions.  Please contact us for further information regarding Year 12 applications.
 
  • Other applications 

Applicants will be invited to Box Hill School to sit tests set by Box Hill School in Maths and English,
and will have a short interview with one of our Senior Team.

 

  • General information

During the assessment process, consideration is given to the applicant’s entrance test results, interview, recent school reports, academic progress at current school, grade predictions and other strengths - whether inside or outside school life.​  This fits with the Box Hill School ethos that education is about nurturing the whole child.