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Our New Admission Policy will be introduced for the 2024/25 school year.
Fair Banding is the use of a short assessment which allocates children to an ability band according to their results. There are 5 ability bands, and this means we can take a range of children from different abilities. It’s a common system used around the country, particularly in London, and is a fair way to ensure we remain truly comprehensive and have a broad intake of abilities entering our school.
The assessment is quite informal and nothing to worry about. It is a 45-minute, multiple choice question paper that is designed to be accessible to all children, regardless of their home language.
All children looking for a place in year 7 will need to complete the Fair Banding assessment in October 2023 whilst they are in year 6. This is because it forms part of the admission process for September 2024. After October 2023 there will no longer be an opportunity to sit the assessment so make sure you sign up after attending our September 2023 Open Evening.