Joining Our School
The main entry points for Churcher’s are the term after your child's 3rd birthday (Nursery), 7+ (Year 3), 11+ (Year 7) and 16+ (Sixth Form), yet there are occasional opportunities to join the school at other times.
Places to join Reception are limited due to the number of Nursery children moving up. A waiting list is compiled for those not at the Nursery but wishing to take up a place in Reception. Should a place be available we ensure that the school can meet the individual needs of each child by inviting your child to visit.
Years 1 and 2 Entry
Occasional places may be available; for entry into Year 1, if we have a place to offer at the point of registration, we will invite your child to attend a taster session to ensure that the School can meet the needs of each child before offering a place.
For entry into Year 2, if we have a place to offer at the point of registration, we will invite your child to attend a morning at school. During the morning, we will assess your child in English (spelling, reading and comprehension, and writing) and maths. The morning will include some fun activities including team games and art.
Years 4, 5 & 6 Entry
Entry into Years 4, 5 or 6 is dependent upon there being places in the relevant year group. If you would like your child to join either Year 4, 5 or 6 and there is a place to offer, registered children will be invited to attend a morning assessment. Your child will be assessed in English (spelling, reading and comprehension, and writing) and maths.
Year 9 (13+)
Our key entry points to the Senior School are 11+ and 16+. We do run a 13+ entrance assessment cycle in parallel with our 11+ but can only offer around 6 to 8 places. With increasing demand lower down in Year 7 it leaves us with fewer places and space in the rising cohort, limiting how many new children we can take at this time.
The application and selection process is the same as 11+ with an interview in the autumn term of Year 8 (see our 11+ entry page)
The entrance assessment for Year 9 is a one hour online test also held at the school on the penultimate Saturday in January of the year of entry. We do not pre-test or defer offers, all children take the entrance assessment in the spring term of Year 8.
You can register your child for any year group using the link below.
Questions or queries
For more information or queries please email our Admissions team or call 01730 236825.