The application process for entry into Year 7 in September 2013 has now been completed.
Waiting List Update on 18th April 2013- The waiting list has moved up one place.
Monday 1st March was national offer day. If your daughter has been offered a place at Kendrick School you will receive a letter from us which was posted on 28th February by first class post.
If you daughter scored 109.0 or above in our admission tests which took place in October, she will be on our waiting list unless she has been offered a place at her higher preference school. A letter has been sent to all the candidates on our waiting list on 28th February by first class post which will give her position on the waiting list as at 1st March 2013. Please do not telephone the school before receiving this letter. Please refer to the information and FAQs on our the right hand side of this page before contacting the school with any queries.
If your child is not offered a place at the school of your choice, you have a right to appeal against this decision to an Independent Appeal Panel. In appealing, you should feel that there are very good mitigating circumstances for your daughter not gaining at place at Kendrick School which you believe affected her performance on the day. Please also consider the appeal in light of your daughter’s overall score and ranked position.
Appeals should be lodged to:
Clerk to the Appeals Panel
Reading Borough Council
Tel: 0118 9372532
Or submit an appeal online at www.reading.gov.uk/schooladmissions
Deadline for submitting an appeal is 29 March 2013. Appeals will normally be heard during May.
There are 96 places for entry to Year 7 in September 2014
A designated area will operate as part of the over subscription criteria.
IMPORTANT Please read the Admission Policy for Entry to Year 7 in September 2013 for more information on the designated area and the over subscription critera.
The designated area consists of all postcodes starting with:
RG1, RG2, RG4, RG5, RG6, RG7, RG8, RG9, RG10, RG12, RG18, RG19, RG21, RG24, RG26, RG27, RG30, RG31, RG40, RG41, RG42, RG45.
RG14 2, RG14 5
RG20 4, RG20 5, RG20 6, RG20 7 (east of A34)
GU14, GU15, GU16, GU17, GU18, GU19, GU20, GU46, GU47, GU51, GU52.
OX10 0, OX10 1, OX10 6, OX10 8, OX10 9, OX11 9, OX49 5 (south of M40)
SL4, SL5, SL6, SL7, SL8, SL1 5, SL1 6, SL1 7, SL1 8, SL1 9.
HP10 9, HP11, HP12, HP14 3.
NB: Postcode district is indicated by the first digit and the postcode sector by the second digit.
Eg RG1 5BN: 1 represents district; 5 represents sector.
The Open Days are for parents and students who will be joining Year 7 in September 2014. Both events will contain the same information.
Thursday 4th July 2013 4.30pm to 6.30pm
There will be two talks by the Headteacher at 5pm and 6pm and an opportunity to tour the the school and speak to subject teachers. Students and staff will be on hand to answer any questions.
Thursday 12th September 2013
5pm to 8pm School open to visitors and organised tours of the school
5.30pm First talk by the Headteacher which will be repeated on the hour. The last talk is 7.30pm.
Please note there is no parking available on the school site for either event. The nearest public car parks are in the Oracle and Queen's Road.
Nature of Tests
There will be two tests; one verbal reasoning and one non-verbal reasoning. Each paper carries equal weight. The papers are set, marked and standardised by the NFER (The National Foundation for Educational Research) and the school has no dealings with this part of the process.
The tests will be held on Tuesday 1st October 2013, and will be taken at Kendrick School. Both tests will be taken on the same day.
For more information on the the admissions process please read our Admission Guidelines booklet.
The recommended practice papers are published by GL Assessment and can be purchased through reputable bookshops or online at the GL Assessment website.
Verbal Reasoning - Standard Version - Topic Pack
Non Verbal Reasoning - Standard Version - Topic Pack
Application forms available on school website - 1st July 2013
Open Afternoon - Thursday 4th July 2013 4.30pm to 6.30pm
Open Evening- Thursday 12th September 2013 5pm - 8pm
Closing date for receipt of applications at Kendrick School- Tuesday 24th September 2013
(application forms will be available at both events and on line from July)
Testing Date - Tuesday 1st October 2013
(tests are taken at Kendrick School)
Results sent out from Kendrick - by first class post on 22nd October 2013
Deadline for submitting application form to home LA - 31st October 2013
Offer Date from your Local Authority - 3rd March 2014