Application | Woodhouse Grove School

Our Application Process

We have tried to keep our Application Procedure as straight forward as possible. If you have any questions at all, please contact our Admissions Manager, Jo Amos.

We are now taking applications for September 2024 entry. To apply for a place at Woodhouse Grove School (2-18 years), please fill out the online Application Form below.

The deadline for Year 7 2024 entry is Friday 15th December 2023 and our entrance exam will take place on Saturday 13th January 2024.

Come and visit us at one of our Open Mornings or arrange an individual visit to get a real feel of the school and ask any questions you might have.

If you are interested in applying for a Boarding Place please click here Boarding Application

Entry into Brontё House and Ashdown Lodge (2-11yrs)

Once you have filled out the application form (below) and visited the school, it maybe suggested that the pupil attends a Taster day to experience life at Brontё House. Depending on the age of the child they may be required to sit maths and English tests or have a short interview with the Head.

Please note that the last entry point into Brontё is the beginning of Year 5.

For children applying for Nursery or Reception places you will be invited to visit Ashdown Lodge and meet with our experienced Early Years team. Once we have received your completed Application Form we will be in touch.

Entry into The Grove in Year 7

We invite all registered pupils for Year 7 to take our Entrance Exams in Maths and English in January.

We ask that those registering for September entry apply by the last day of the Autumn term for the Entrance Examination.

This will be followed by an invitation to an Interview with a member of our Senior Staff. This allows us to get to know each child individually and may also include an assessment of reading, verbal comprehension skills and numerical abilities. At this stage we will also apply for a report from each student’s current school.

Once an offer has been made the date of a Taster day will be sent out to you, this is a great opportunity to experience life at our school.

Entry into The Sixth Form at The Grove

Applicants who wish to join us in the Sixth Form have the opportunity to attend a Sixth Form Open Evening. They will then be invited into school to meet Mr Softley, our Head of Sixth Form, followed by a Sixth Form Taster Day. An offer will be made subject to our entry requirements of at least 5 GCSEs grade 4 or above (including at least a 6/B grade in chosen A level subjects).

Entries into other Year Groups or throughout the academic year

For entries throughout the academic year or for any year group other than Y7 we ask that you contact the school to discuss our application process.
Initially we will invite you to visit the school and fill in our application form. Then we will request a report from the applicant’s current school.

Following consideration of the report, children may then be invited to a Taster Day which will include sitting our Entrance Exams in maths and English and an interview with one of our Deputy Heads. The rest of the day will be spent enjoying school life with the appropriate year group. The Admissions process stages vary at times depending on individual circumstances.

If you have any questions regarding our Admissions Process, please contact Jo Amos, Admissions Manager.

Entry into Boarding

Boarding applicants are asked to fill in our online Application Form. International applicants will then be sent a link to pay a £125 registration fee. Following payment, their application will be processed.

All Boarding applicants should email a copy of their latest school report to our Admissions Manager, Jo Amos:

We will arrange for entrance examinations to be taken either in your current school or through your Agent (if you have one) . There will be a Maths paper and an ESOL paper. You will also be invited to an interview via SKYPE with a senior member of staff.

An offer letter will be sent out. Upon acceptance, should a Visa be required, we will request a CAS form.

If you are interested in applying for a Boarding Place please click here Boarding Application

Day Place Application Form