Year 9 Entrance and Scholarship Exams

Ipswich School | 6th - 7th March 2018

Year 9 Entrance and Scholarship Exams

Entrance exams for Year 9 pupils are taking place on Tuesday 6 March 2018 for all candidates and Wednesday 7 March 2018 for Queen’s (Academic) Scholars only

There will be Reasoning, English and Maths assessments for all candidates.

Refreshments are provided on both days.

Pupils applying for an Academic Scholarship will spend two days doing tests and will also have interviews with the Headmaster and Head of Middle School during the time that they are with us.

• Queen’s (Academic) – pupils also sit papers in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, a Modern Foreign Language, Philosophy, Religion and Ethics, Geography, History and Latin plus a Maths extension paper
• All Rounder – additional information in support of an All Rounder application should be submitted by mid-February 2018
• Art – submission of portfolio by 12 January 2018 and those pupils shortlisted will have an assessment in the Art Studio on 25 January 2018
• Music – scholarship forms to be submitted by 12 January 2018 and those pupils shortlisted will be invited to audition week commencing 22 January 2018

Common Entrance – this is arranged by their current school at the beginning of June. However, those Common Entrance candidates wanting an Art or Music Scholarship can apply for these and still sit the Common Entrance tests in June. Those Common Entrance pupils wanting a Means-Tested Bursary have to sit the entrance exams in March as all awards are agreed in March.

Means-tested Busaries - financial assistance available for families who could not otherwise afford the school fees. Bursaries are reviewed on an annual basis and take into account both income and assets.

A school report is requested from current school in February.

Offers, including the results of the scholarships and bursaries, are made in early March. The Headmaster likes to meet all pupils and parents prior to making an offer.

Common Entrance candidates who have applied for Art or Music Scholarships will be given the outcome of their scholarship application in March with the condition that they pass their Common Entrance exams in June.

For further information, please contact the Admissions Office on 01473 408300 or email  

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