JOINING YEAR 7
All pupils who have expressed interest in joining Leweston in Year 7 are invited for an activity day when they are in Year 5. This usually takes place in June and is a great opportunity to experience a fun day at the school and meet some of the other pupils who will be in their year group in the future.
Your child will then be invited to the Year 7 Assessment Day which takes place in the Spring Term of Year 6. This event allows the pupils to get to know each other and the school. The day incorporates a range of fun activities with tours of the school. In the morning all those attending will also sit the school assessment. This is a short entrance test in Maths and English which helps to prepare for your child’s academic programme at Leweston and is used for future ‘setting’ purposes. If your child is interested in boarding it may be possible to stay for a boarding taster.
At this point we will ask for a reference from your current headteacher and need to see previous school reports. If you and the school are happy to progress after the taster day we will formally offer a place. You will be asked to secure your place by completing the Acceptance Form and paying a deposit of £500 (which is returned against your final school bill). Joining information will then be shared with you ahead of your child’s start date.
All entrants are also welcome to join us for a personal taster to experience a typical Year 7 timetable. We are happy to assess your child at other times during the year and places will be offered subject to availability.
Joining Year 8
Pupils interested in Years 8 will be invited to spend a day at the school with the year group they will be joining. Your child will participate in a normal timetable of lessons and be accompanied throughout by a nominated pupil guardian. Your child will sit an age appropriate school assessment and attend a short informal interview with the Head. After the day feedback if you and the school are happy to progress we will formally offer a place.
If you have more questions about joining the school please visit our Knowledge Base, a library of frequently asked questions which can tell you more about the admissions process as well as life at Leweston.