Admissions Process

How to apply

Choosing a school for your son is an important decision and we are here to guide you.

Our admissions team endeavours to make the process of joining St. Martin’s as straightforward as possible and to answer your questions along the way.

Your main point of contact initially, will be our Admissions Registrar, Mrs Gill Robson. She can be contacted by telephone (01923 825740 Option 2) or by email on admissions@stmartins.org.uk

We are looking forward to meeting you.

Visit Us

Preparing for the next steps, the starting point for many families is to visit us in person. Our open mornings are the perfect opportunity to see us in action and get a real feel for our school. We offer both open mornings and individual tours throughout the academic year.

We believe that open mornings present an excellent opportunity for you to make an informed decision about whether our school is the right fit for your son. During your visit, you will have a chance to meet our older pupils and hear about their experiences at the school. Additionally, you can speak with the headmaster and other members of the Senior Leadership Team who will be available to answer any questions you may have.

If you would prefer a more personalised visit, in addition to these regular events, we also offer individual tours. During these tours, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and see our facilities on a normal school day. Our Admissions Registrar will always be on hand to guide you through the process and provide any necessary information.

Apply

Following your visit, we encourage you to submit a formal application to enter the school.

We have four key entry points: Nursery (3+), Reception (4+), Year Three (7+) and Year Seven (11+). We are always happy to hear from anyone interested in joining the school, regardless of year group or time of year. However, this is subject to availability in different year groups.

To begin the application process, please fill out our straightforward online registration form. You will also need to pay a non-refundable registration fee of £100 through bank transfer. The details of which can be found HERE.

Assessment

  • Nursery (3+)

    Early application is encouraged, as the majority of our boys enter the school at 3 into our Nursery Class. This can be done from birth and following your application you will receive an invitation to one of our assessment events in the autumn.

    This is a time for you and your son to visit the school again and ask any questions you may have. To ensure your son can benefit from the education we can offer, boys have a time of interaction with the teaching staff in a friendly and welcoming play session. Where we are looking for cooperation, curiosity, sociability and spoken language skills.

    Following the assessment, you will receive verbal feedback from the Head of Pre-Prep, before receiving an offer of a place.

    Following acceptance, your son will be invited to a number of events before September to help the transition to their new school.

    Closing date for registration: October 2024 (actual date tbc)

    Date of assessments: November 2024 (actual date tbc)

    Offer letters will be sent: November 2024 (actual date tbc)

  • Reception (4+)

    There are a limited number of places available to join our reception classes. The application process is very similar to that at 3+, where you and your son will be invited to an assessment event.

    This is the opportunity to visit the school again and ask any questions you may have. It also involves the boys having time to interact with the teaching staff in our friendly and welcoming play sessions.

    These sessions are to ensure that your son can benefit from the education that we can offer. We are looking for co-operation, curiosity, sociability and spoken language skills. Following the assessment, you will receive verbal feedback from the Head of Pre-Prep, before receiving an offer of a place.

    Following acceptance, your son will be invited to a number of events before September to help the transition to their new school.

    Closing date for registration: December 2024 (actual date tbc)

    Date of assessments: January 2025 (actual date tbc)

    Offer letters will be sent: January 2025 (actual date tbc)

  • Year 3 (7+)

    We are pleased to be able to welcome a small intake of boys to join us in Year Three.

    Following your application, the boys will be invited to attend an assessment day with us. This is a chance for us to get to know each other and the students to get to know the school.

    They will sit straightforward assessments in English and Maths, and there will be plenty of time for them to get to know some of the other boys and the routines of the school.

    Following this, you will receive feedback on how the day went and offers are sent out on the agreed date after the assessments.

    Closing date for registration: October 2024 (actual date tbc)

    Date of assessments: November 2024 (actual date tbc)

    Offer letters will be sent: November 2024 (actual date tbc)

  • Year 7 (11+)

    Each year we welcome a small number of boys into Year Seven, the Senior Section of the School.

    This can often be because parents have been unsuccessful in securing a place at their chosen school. During Year Seven and Eight, we can prepare our boys for a variety of good schools at 13+.

    External candidates at this stage, may wish to discuss the availability of St. Martin’s Scholarships, which are awarded for the duration of the boys’ time in Year Seven and Eight. If you are interested in this, then please speak to the Admissions Registrar.

    Assessment for a place takes the form of a Trial Day with some straightforward assessments in English and Maths. These days can be tailored to the particular boy so that they experience what we can offer them at this crucial stage.

  • Other entry points / In-year admissions

    We understand that there are circumstances where a child may need to start at an age or time that does not fit with the normal schedule. We are happy to accept registrations to welcome children for places in non-standard entry years and in-year admissions throughout the school where places are available.

    Please contact the Admissions Registrar admissions@stmartins.org.uk directly to discuss your requirements.

    Following registration your child will be invited into school for a trial day with assessment, which will be followed by a meeting with the headmaster to discuss their admission.

Accepting an offer

Once we receive your completed Acceptance Form and relevant deposit, we will send you confirmation of your child’s place in the school.