UK Admissions

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. 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. Further details or to book a private visit can be found on our Open Events & School Visits page. 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

Registration timescales for September 2023

Year 7 and Year 9 applications

Please register with us by:

  • Reading carefully, completing and returning our registration form to Claire Jordan. Download Registration Form.
  • Paying a non-refundable 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 (see registration timescales leaflet for more information) are guaranteed to be invited to the Year 7 and Year 9 Assessments. 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.

Please note that if applicants have any specific learning support requirements we ask that full information (eg formal Educational Psychologist reports, EHCPs, medical reports, etc) be provided as early on in the enquiry process as possible, and well in advance of our registration timescales. This is so that we can review all information supplied and confirm whether we can, with the student’s best interest in mind, meet their needs before the registration process. Registration forms for students with specific support requirements cannot therefore be formally accepted until we have reviewed all appropriate information and confirmed that we are able to provide the level of support required by the student. We are always happy to advise further on this, so please feel free to contact our Admissions department should you require any clarification. Whilst the school successfully supports children with specific learning differences, it does have a finite resource in each year group. Once this resource is exhausted we may offer places on a ‘Wait List’ should a place become available.


Year 12 and other applications

Please register with us by:

  • Completing and returning our registration form to Kirstie Hammond. Download our Registration Form.
  • Paying a non-refundable 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 an 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

Assessment dates for September 2023

Year 7 applications

The Year 7 Assessments take place in the November 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 1 hour. The English test includes a reading comprehension task and a piece of creative writing and lasts 45 minutes.

Year 9 applications

The Year 9 Assessments take place in the January 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 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. Please note that we expect all students within Years 7 – 9 to study two Modern Foreign Languages. Additionally, we require all students, irrespective of age, to be fully independent learners within the classroom.

Please note, we are now at full capacity for Year 7 for September 2022. If you would like to discuss how an applicant may be placed on the waiting list following registration, assessments and interview, please contact our Admissions Team.