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Please complete an enquiry form to request more information or a prospectus

In September 2021, Bablake and King Henry VIII School will merge to bring together best practice and facilities from each school, offering a first-class independent education for 3 to 18 year olds.  We will maintain our commitment to providing an excellent education, outstanding co-curricular provision, and thoughtful, individual support alongside improved facilities and  increased collaboration across age groups.

You are warmly encouraged to contact the admissions team at either school for more information. and you can find the press release regarding this news on our Coventry School Foundation Page.

Visit the School

We recommend you arrange a visit or access our Virtual Visit so you can experience first hand what makes us such a special place. To book a tour, visit or taster session please complete the enquiry form in order for us to process your request accordingly (please note these are limited at the moment).

How to Apply

The specific application procedures for our Pre Prep, Junior School, Senior School and Sixth Form are explained below. 

Pre Prep and Junior School

Applications for September entry into Kindergarten, Reception and Year 3 should be completed in the Autumn Term of the preceding academic year. Should you be moving into the area or changing schools, we can accommodate mid-year and mid-term starters where there are places available. Please use the following application form and information to apply.

Entrance Assessments

During their time with us, pupils will make a considerable amount of progress. Our Entrance Assessments are about recognising a child's potential and not simply what or how somebody has been taught. Pupils come to us from many different backgrounds and have had varying educational experiences.

 

Pre Prep (ages 3-7)

We have a child-friendly Informal Assessment procedure for pupils wanting to join the Pre Prep.

  • We invite children to come into school for a morning to spend some time with their prospective classmates and to meet the teachers.
  • The experience is planned to be a positive one; children join us from many different backgrounds and we are looking for potential.
  • Your child's Assessment can take place at any point in the academic year as we approach the date of their enrolment.
  • For entry into Kindergarten, Assessments should take place in the Spring Term preceding entry.
     

Junior School (ages 7-11)

We accept children who we feel have the potential to succeed and progress to our Senior School.

  • We hold a Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5 Entry Assessment on the first Saturday in February for those pupils looking to start September 2021 (this assessment will take place on the King Henry VIII site).
  • Entry will be by assessments in English, Maths and Reasoning. 
  • As well as sitting the Entrance Assessments, we will also contact your child's current school to request further information about their progress to date.
  • For entry into the current academic year, once we have received your application form, your child will be invited for an Entrance Assessment and familiarisation afternoon.

Senior School

Schedule for Entry in September 2021

Due to the exceptional circumstances that we find ourselves in with Covid-19, we have taken the decision to move our 11+ Entrance Examination from October and the dates below have all been updated to the new schedule.
 

11+ Entry

  • Parents are asked to complete the application form and return it by the application deadline of Friday 20 November 2020 (please note this is also the deadline for Bursary applications).
  • Prospective pupils will be required to sit the Entrance Examination, to be held on Tuesday 5 January 2021, with papers in English, Mathematics and Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.
  • Offers of places will be posted on Friday 5 February 2021. At the same time, parents will be notified of any financial awards through Bursary or Scholarship schemes.
  • Parents are asked to signify their acceptance of the offer – or otherwise – by Monday 1 March 2021. A deposit of £300 should accompany the letter of acceptance.
  • Download an Application form 2021
  • Download the Entry booklet 2021
  • Fees, Bursaries and Scholarships information

12+, 13+ and 14+ Entry

  • Entry will be by exam, in English, Mathematics and Verbal Reasoning (for those applying to join Year 10, there will be an additional Science paper).
  • Parents are asked to complete the application form and return it by Friday 20 November 2020.
  • The Entrance Examination date will be confirmed by letter once and application has been received.
  • Download an Application form 2021
  • Download the Entry booklet 2021

Pre-selection

  • Our Pre-selection test is available to pupils who will start Year 5 in September 2020 and is an opportunity for pupils to sit a ‘practice’ set of papers before taking the 11+ Examination in October 2021.
  • Parents are asked to complete the application form included with this booklet and return it by Friday 7 May 2021.
  • The Pre-selection exam will take place on Wednesday 12 May 2021.
  • Download an Application form 2021
  • Download the Entry booklet 2021

 

Sixth Form

Schedule for Entry in September 2021


Entry to the Sixth Form

  • Parents are asked to complete the application form and return it by January 2021 (date TBC).

  • Applicants will be invited to visit the School, where they will be interviewed by the Head of Sixth Form and the Headmaster.

  • Academic, Music and Sports Scholarships are all available

  • After interview, and a satisfactory report from the applicant’s current school, offers will be made conditional upon gaining specified grades in the GCSEs. The minimum entry is normally five Grade 6 (or equivalent) passes. Offers will be made at the Headmaster’s discretion shortly after the interview date.

  • A £300 deposit should accompany the letter of acceptance.

  • Parents are asked to contact the School as soon as the GCSE results are known. In the event of unsatisfactory results and the subsequent withdrawal of a place by the School, the £300 deposit will be returned.

  • Download an Application form 2021

  • Download the Entry Booklet 2021

  • Download the Sixth Form Prospectus

International Applications

International applications are done on a case by case basis and follow the standard procedures where possible. Please complete our enquiry form in order for us to start this process and provide the  necessary information.

 

Gateway

 

We have a small number of Sixth Form students from Mainland China and welcome applications for Sixth Form entry via our agent, Gateway. Upon receipt of an application and completion of the international entry examination, we will invite successful candidates to interview through Skype. A high standard of English is required for students to cope with the level of work expected of them in their A level studies at Bablake. Students stay with host families locally and are encouraged to take part in the wider curriculum that Bablake offers outside the classroom - so that they can benefit fully from life in the Sixth Form. 

 

Gateway's details are as follows: 

Gateway Education 
2-4 Darnell Way 
Moulton Park  
Northamptonshire  
NN3 6RW 

 

Tel: +44 (0)1604 642 082 
Email: applications@gateway-education.co.uk

 

For information regarding applications from elsewhere overseas, please contact the Admissions Team by email: admissions@bablake.coventry.sch.uk

Bradley is a very confident, polite, adaptable and capable young man and we thank you for the part you have played in helping him be that person.

Senior School Parent
1975

we became co-educational