Application Process

To apply for a place

To apply for a place you will need to complete and return our Registration Form, provide a recent School report, a colour copy of your child’s passport or birth certificate and the registration fee of £100.  The Admissions Team will then contact you to arrange entry tests, pertinent to your child’s point of entry.

To download the Registration form, please click the appropriate link:

Taster Days

Children are welcome to spend a day at Dean Close taking part in lessons and school activities.  This will be organised by the Admissions Team upon your request.  There is no charge for a taster day and all food and drink is provided free of charge.

Next steps… To organise a taster day please contact the Admissions Team Registrars…


Lesley Miller
Registrar - Pre-Preparatory School


Rhian Hayes
Registrar - Preparatory School


Kelly Serjeant

Entry Tests

Entry tests can be completed on Taster days, or at other mutually convenient times. For prospective pupils who are unable to visit the School, entry tests can be conducted at either their current School, at the British Council or through an Educational Agent with which the school is already working.

Pre-Preparatory School – There is no test necessary for entry to Pre-Prep although children are encouraged to come for a light touch ‘assessment’ day.

Preparatory School – All pupils will sit a Cognitive Ability Test and an English paper.

Senior School – For 13+ entry pupils sit a Verbal Reasoning Paper, Maths and English paper. For 16+ entry pupils sit a Verbal Reasoning paper and three papers based on their potential A-Level choices. For Scholarship entry, the appropriate papers will be used.

Next steps…To arrange entry tests please contact the Admissions Team Registrar.

We look forward to welcoming you to Dean Close.


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Contact Senior School

Shelburne Road
GL51 6HE
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1242 258000
Fax: +44 (0)1242 258004

Admissions Enquiries
Tel: +44 (0)1242 258044