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Please find below answers to some frequently asked questions about Bablake School. If you have any queries that are not answered below please contact Admissions on 024-7627-1248.

How do I apply to Bablake School?

To apply to Bablake School you will need to fill in our application form and send it to the Admissions department. There are three ways you can obtain an application form:

1. You can download an application form online - 

2. You can fill in our enquiry form and we will send an application pack to you in the post

3. You can call us on 024-7627-1248, we will take your details and send you an application pack in the post.

When is the entrance exam?

The main Senior School entrance exam date is in October - this is for 11+ entry into Bablake, with 12+, 13+ and 14+ examinations held in January 2018. The Junior School entrance exam date is held on the first Saturday of February.

For applications throughout the year into current year groups, where there are places, we can arrange a separate examination date for your child to sit the entrance exam - to arrange this please call admissions on 024-7627-1248 (Senior School) or 024-7627-1260 (Junior School).

What are Bablake's fees?

Bablake's fees are detailed below. For further information please go to the Fees, Bursaries and Scholarship section of the website.

AGE GROUPTERMANNUAL
Pre Prep£2,307£6,921
Junior School£2,884£8,652
Senior School£3,784£11,352

Where can I find sample entrance exam papers?

Hard copies of sample entrance exam papers will be sent out to you once we have received your completed application form. 

We also recommend Bond Papers (which can be purchased from WH Smiths/Waterstones) if you require any additional practice papers. 

How do I apply for a bursary?

Senior School

To apply for a bursary you will need to tick the 'Yes' box on the application form after the question 'Do you wish to apply for Bursary Assistance towards fees?'. Once you have ticked this box and submitted your application form we will then send a bursary form to you to complete.

The Governors award annually a number of Entrance Bursaries at 11+ and Sixth Form entry. These are awarded in the light of both the entrance examination performance and parental income. Entrance Bursaries range from 10% up to 90% and in exceptional cases 100% fee remission. The level of assistance will be dependent upon gross parental income as well as examination performance.

For further details of financial assistance, please contact Mrs L Monarch, Finance Office, by email or telephone (024-7627-1206).

Junior School

Scholarships are awarded to pupils at the end of Year 3. Limited means tested bursaries are also available from Year 3. For information on Junior School bursaries and scholarships please contact Mrs H Rypma by email or telephone (024-7627-1284). 

How does my child apply for a scholarship?

A number of Academic, Music and Art Scholarships are available for Shells (Year 7) entry. The award of these scholarships will be based on the ability of the child and their performance in the entrance examination and at interview. Pupils who have been selected for consideration for an Academic Scholarship will be invited to attend interviews during a Scholarship morning on Saturday 14th January 2017.

To register your interest in applying for an Art or Music scholarship please fill in the required sections in the application form. Music Scholarship auditions will be held on the same day as the Academic Scholarship interviews and potential Art scholars will be invited into School on the morning of Friday 13th January 2017. 

For further information on Scholarships and Sixth Form specific Scholarships please see the Fees, Bursaries and Scholarships section of the website.

What are the Bablake term dates?

The Bablake term dates for 2016/17 and 2017/18 can be found here.

When are your open days?

We have two main open sessions throughout the year, an Open Morning in October and an Open Evening in June. We also have an Entry to Sixth Form Evening in October and a separate Junior School Open Morning in January. 

All open event dates can be found in the Open Days section of the website.

If you are unable to make one of our open sessions or would like to see the school on a normal working day we are able to arrange tours across all of our schools throughout the school year. To book a tour please call 024-7627-1248 for the Senior School, 024-7627-1260 for the Junior School or 024-7622-1677 for the Pre Prep.

How can I arrange a visit?

We welcome visitors to Bablake throughout the school year. To book a tour of the school on a normal working day please call us on:

  • Senior School 024-7627-1248
  • Junior School 024-7627-1260
  • Pre Prep 024-7622-1677 

For further information on arranging a visit or a taster day please click here.

How do I apply for Sixth Form?

To apply for Sixth Form you will need to complete and return an application form. Once we have received your application form we will request a report and predicted GCSE grades from your child's current school. If they meet the required standard for our Sixth Form entry your child will then be invited in for an interview with the Headmaster and Head of Sixth Form. After a successful interview a provisional offer will be made (dependent on GCSE results).

For further information on applying to our Sixth Form please see the Sixth Form section of the General Admissions web page. 

Can I apply at any point throughout the year?

We accept applications, where there are places, throughout the year. 

Please note however that bursaries are only available at the main entry point into Sixth Form and at 11+ entry for pupils taking the entrance exam on our main entrance exam date in October.

What are the transport options available to my child?

We have an extensive transport offer and we benefit from excellent train and bus links to school. 

For information on our transport offer please visit the Transport section of our website or see our most recent Transport booklet. If there is a route or stop that we don't currently offer please contact our Transport Manager, on 024-7627-300, who will be happy to discuss your requirements further. 

How can my child prepare for the entrance exam?

We offer the following advice to pupils taking our entrance exam: Entrance Exam Preparation Tips 

Can I apply to Bablake and King Henry VIII School?

As Bablake and King Henry's are both part of the Coventry Schools Foundation you are only able to apply to one of the schools. If you are deciding between the two we would recommend you visit both schools before making your decision.