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

Visits and taster days are a valuable part of the admissions experience however currently taster days are not possible. Individual visits are available via appointment and families can  also  familiarise themselves with the School via our YouTube Channel where they will find a rich and diverse range of footage across all areas of the Dean Close Foundation.

A School tour is also available both externally and internally here. The virtual tour will be in available here by Friday 27th March

As soon as we are able to, the Admissions team will be happy to organise a Taster Day for prospective pupils where they will spend time at Dean Close taking part in lessons and school activities.  There is no charge for a Taster Day and all food and drink is provided free of charge.



Lesley Miller
Lesley Miller
Registrar - Pre-Preparatory School


Rhian Hayes
Rhian Hayes
Registrar - Preparatory School


Kelly Serjeant
Kelly Serjeant
Head of Admissions - Senior

Entry Tests

During the COVID 19 pandemic entry tests will be administered by the Admissions department on an individual basis.

At any other time entry tests would 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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Shelburne Road
GL51 6HE
United Kingdom

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

Admissions Enquiries
Tel: +44 (0)1242 258044