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The Application Process

Thank you for your interest in joining Farringtons School. In this section you will find all of the resources you need to make an application; you can also view our Admissions Policy.

Deadline for Year 7 Applications:  Friday 15th November 2019

Registration Forms and £100.00 registration fee to be submitted by Friday 15th November. 


To make an admission enquiry about a Day place please contact the Registrar, Mrs Bernadette Thompson on 020 8467 0256 (or email If you are enquiring or applying for a Boarding place, please contact Mrs Fiona Vail on 020 8467 0256 (or email

Alternatively, you can request a prosectus or download a registration form (a copy of this form is also included at the back of our prospectus).

Registration forms are accepted on the understanding that pupils will not be offered a place until they have fulfilled Farringtons School’s entry requirements. Applications are considered for Senior School pupils at any stage during their secondary education with main entry points being Year 7 (11+), Year 9 (13+), Year 10 (14+) and Sixth Form (16+).

Registrations are welcome at any time, usually following a visit to the School. Receipt of a completed registration form and fee is required prior to a child spending a taster day and completing the Senior School entrance examination.

There is a registration fee of £100 which is non-refundable.


Foundation Stage

All Pre-Reception and Reception applicants will be required to undertake an age appropriate assessment/taster session.

Years 1 to 6

All Junior Department applicants will be required to spend a day in school with their year group and will be assessed in Literacy and Numeracy. External applicants must have a reference and/or report from their current school. Pupils applying from overseas who are unable to join Farringtons for a day may be asked to complete assessment papers under controlled conditions in their current school.   


Deadline for Year 7 Applications:  Friday 15th November 2019

Registration Forms and £100.00 registration fee to be submitted by Friday 15th November. 

Year 7

An entrance examination is held in the Autumn Term prior to transfer. External applicants must have a reference and report from their current school and will be interviewed.

The examination consists of papers in:

  • Extended writing task
  • Mathematics
  • A computer-based exam to identify a student's unique academic profile

Sample papers will be available in advance of the examination day to parents who have registered their child for the examination. 

Year 7 Entrance Examination:  Saturday 30th November 2019

Years 8 to 10

Entrance papers must be taken for entry to any part of the Senior School and applicants will also be interviewed. The examination papers are taken at Farringtons; in the case of overseas applicants the examinations may be taken at a pupil’s current school under controlled conditions. A report and/or reference from an applicant’s current school is also required.

Sixth Form 

Students must have five GCSEs grade 4 or above to study at this level, usually with a grade 5-6 in the subjects to be studied. External applicants must have a reference from their current school and complete a Sixth Form Application Form. They will also be interviewed by a senior member of staff.

Deadline for Year 12 Applications:  Friday 6th December 2019

Entry from one School department - Juniors or Seniors - to another within the School is not automatic. Pupils need to be able to demonstrate a satisfactory standard of academic ability and be interviewed by the Head or a senior member of staff.