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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?

To apply to Bablake 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 from our Admissions pages
  • 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 02476 271 248; we will take your details and send you an application pack in the post

As part of the admissions process, we will contact you to invite you in to Bablake to meet the Headmaster and to have a tour of the school on a normal working day.

When is the entrance exam?

For entry 2021, the Entrance Examination will take place on Tuesday 5 January (a change in date due to Covid-19).

We also offer a Pre-selection assessment for Year 5 pupils, which will take place in May. 

The Junior School entrance exam date is held on the first Saturday of February. 

For further information please visit Admissions

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 02476 271 248.

What are the fees?

Fees for the academic year 2020-2021 will be £12,162.

Fee information is available on the Fees, Bursaries and Scholarships section of the website.

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 can my child prepare for the Entrance Exam?

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

How do I apply for a bursary?

Information about how to apply for a bursary can be found on the Fees, Bursaries and Scholarships section of the website.

How does my child apply for a scholarship?

We offer Academic, Music and Art Scholarships for 11+ entry and Academic, Music and Sport Scholarships for Sixth Form entry. Information about scholarships can be found in the Fees, Bursaries and Scholarships section of the website.

What are the Bablake Term Dates?

The Bablake Term Dates can be found here in the information section of our website.

When are your Open Events?

We usually have two main open events throughout the year. We hold an Open Morning in September and an Open Evening in June. We also have a Sixth Form Open Evening in October and a separate Junior School Open Morning in January. 

All Open Event dates and times can be found in the Open Events 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 Admissions on 02476 271 248.

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 complete the enquiry form.

How do I apply for Sixth Form?

Please refer to the Sixth Form section of our General Admissions page for details of how to apply.

Can I apply at any point throughout the year?

We accept applications into all years (other than Year 10, 11,12 and 13), where there are places, throughout the year. For further information on how to apply please visit the Admissions section of the website.

Please note that bursaries are only available at the main entry point into Sixth Form and at 11+ entry for pupils taking the Entrance Exam 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. If there is a route or stop that we don't currently offer please contact our Transport Manager, on 02476 273 28, who will be happy to discuss your requirements further.