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Applying to Senior School in Year 7

The majority of children join Bablake in Year 7 but we also encourage applications to join us in Year 8, 9 or 10.

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 contact the Admissions team on 024 7627 1248 who will be happy to help.

For information on how to apply in Year 8, 9 or 10 click here. For Sixth Form applications, please click here.

5 steps to Admissions in Year 7

  • 1


    Visit us

    We encourage you to visit Bablake to experience first-hand what makes our school so special. Tours can be booked throughout the year with our Admissions team by calling 024 7627 1248 or come along to one of our many open events.

  • 2


    Please compete our online application form. The deadline for applications for Year 7/11+ entry in September 2025 is 31 October 2024.

    If you wish to apply for a scholarship or bursary please indicate this on the application form. Further information regarding scholarships and bursaries can be found on our scholarships and bursaries page.


  • 3


    Entrance examination

    We hold our entrance examination in November each year. This year it will be taking place on 9 November 2024. Prospective pupils will be required to sit the exam with papers in English comprehension, English composition and Mathematics.

  • 4


    Offers will be sent out in the first week of December, following the entrance exam.


  • 5


    Accept the place

    To accept the offer of a place, please return the Acceptance Form and pay the £500 Acceptance Fee.

    Once you have formally accepted a place, we will be in touch with all the information you need to ensure that your child’s start at Bablake is happy and straightforward. We hold a number of transition events to ensure your child gets off to a fantastic start in Year 7.

Key dates

Key dates at a glance Date
Open MorningSaturday 28 September 2024, 9.30am – 12.30pm
Deadline for Year 7 applicationsThursday 31 October 2024
11+ Entrance examinationSaturday 9 November 2024
Offers postedFriday 6 December 2024
Acceptance deadlineFriday 7 March 2025


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