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Admissions FAQs

We recommend visiting the School to talk to staff and pupils, and get a feel for what makes Bablake so special. We hold a range of open events throughout the year.

Our friendly Admissions team can also arrange a personal tour. Please contact them on 024 7627 1248 and they will be happy to arrange a visit at a time convenient to you.

Contact our friendly Admissions team on 024 7627 1248 who will be happy to talk through what places we currently have available.

Fee information is available here.

We try hard to keep the cost of our uniform low. The compulsory elements of our uniform should be bought from the School Shop, Number 57 Schoolwear. Other parts of the uniform can be bought from our shop or any other retail outlet. For more information on school uniform click here.

The Parents’ Association regularly hold secondhand uniform sales which are a great way of saving money when replacing school uniform.

Yes. There is no charge for the vast majority of clubs and activities. For example, your child could attend sports training, rock climbing, music rehearsals and academic subject ‘clinics’ at no extra cost. Individual music tuition and the Duke of Edinburgh Award are additional charges on top of the fees.

Scholarships are based on academic performance whereas a bursary is means-tested and based on financial need.

We offer Academic, Music and Art Scholarships at 11+/Year 7 entry.

Academic, Music and Sports scholarships are available for Sixth Form entry. These are open to both current students and applications from outside Bablake.

For more information visit our scholarships and bursaries page.

Entry requirements vary depending on the year group you are applying for. Please click here to visit our Admissions pages for more information. All prospective pupils for 11+ entry will be required to sit papers in English Comprehension, English Composition and Mathematics.

We welcome applications for 12+ entry assuming places become available. Entry will be by examination in English Comprehension, English Composition, Mathematics and Reasoning. For those applying to join Year 10, there will be an additional Science paper.

For Sixth Form entry, the minimum requirement is normally five Grade 6 (or equivalent) passes. Offers will be made at the Headmaster’s discretion shortly after the interview date.

The 11+ entrance examination takes place in November each year. Click here for more information.

For entry into other year groups, please contact Admissions on 024 7627 1248 for more information.

Please note the application deadline for Year 7/11+ entry is 31 October.

You can download sample entrance examination papers for 11+ entry by clicking on these links:

English Comprehension

English Composition

Mathematics

The application process varies depending on which year group your child is applying for. Click here to visit our Admissions pages for more information.

We strive to ensure a fair and consistent policy to all applicants.

Please inform our Admissions team if your child has a special educational need or disability. Children with a special educational need or disability will be considered for access arrangements in the entrance examinations. Any access arrangements granted will be based on the pupil’s normal way of working in their current educational environment, for which evidence will be required.

Please contact the Admissions team on 024 7627 1248 for more information.

The Foundation awards a sibling discount if you have three or more children in Foundation Schools. If a pupil is in receipt of a bursary award that pupil will not receive the sibling discount. The award is 3% per child for three pupils, 4% per child for four pupils, etc.

Please complete our online application form if you would like to apply. We will also require an application fee of £50 at the time of application.

If you have any questions please call our friendly Admissions team on 024 7627 1248.

The application deadline for 11+/Year 7 entry is 31 October. We are delighted to accept applications for other year groups throughout the year, where places are available. Please contact the Admissions team on 024 7627 1248 for more information.

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