Admission into Year 7 in September 2021
DUE TO SCHOOL CLOSURE, THE OPEN EVENT ON THURSDAY 30TH APRIL 2020 HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
It is not possible to foresee whether we will be able to rearrange this for a later date but we are working on ways in which to communicate information to you. Please keep an eye on our website for more information.
IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE: The application process will open as planned on 1st May 2020 and close on 1st July 2020. We will communicate guidelines and offer advice and guidance on completing the online application form in due course.
Admission into Year 7 in September 2021
Admission to Year 7 in September 2021 is by entrance examination. The test consists of two papers assessing verbal, numerical and non-verbal ability.
Testing will take place on Saturday 12th September 2020 and parents will be able to register their child online for the test from 1st May 2020 and no later than midnight on Wednesday 1st July 2020. Parents will receive notification of the test outcome prior to the deadline for completion of the Common Application Form.
Please read the Admission Policy for Entry into Year 7 in September 2021 for more information.
Pupil Premium, Service Premium and Children in Care
Kendrick School’s Widening Horizons Project aims to work with local primary schools to raise aspirations of local children and raise awareness of Kendrick School.
The project includes providing six free familiarisation sessions for Year 5 pupil premium, service premium and children in care who live in the school’s designated area and who apply to take the admission test.
Feedback from last year includes ‘It wasn’t boring and I had fun!’ and ‘It gave my daughter confidence that she could sit the exam because the familiarisation sessions built on her confidence’.
Students who are eligible for the pupil premium or service premium or is a child in care, and living within the schools’ designated area, will be prioritised for admission and the qualifying score will be lowered by 5 marks for these students.
Please come along to our Open Evening on Thursday 30th April 2020 for more information on Widening Horizons and how to register for the famialirisation sessions.
As part of the Widening Horizons initiative, Kendrick School is also running a Homework Club at Kendrick School on a Tuesday after school for girls in Years 3-6 who are in receipt of pupil premium, service premium or a child in care. Students are invited to come along and enjoy activities with Sixth Form students which will support their school work in a fun way. For more information on the Homework Club, or Widening Horizons in general, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Event - Thursday 30th April 2020 - C A N C E L L E D
The Open Event for entry into Year 7 in September 2021 takes place on Thursday 30th April 2020 between 5pm and 8pm.
Kendrick School is a successful ‘outstanding’ school and if your daughter is showing academic potential at her primary school and has an enquiring mind and a love of learning, please come along to our Open Evening to find out more about us. There will be tours of the school with an opportunity to meet students and staff, and talks by the Headteacher, Ms Kattirtzi, at 5.15pm, 6.30pm and 7.30pm. You will also be able to find out more and ask questions about the entrance test procedure at admissions talks taking place during the evening.
No booking required. Car parking is not available on the school site. We recommend allowing 1½-2 hours for your visit. The last tours and talks will take place at 7.30pm.
Kendrick School operate a designated area as part of its oversubscription criteria. The designated area is made up of Priority Area 1 and Priority Area 2 and each area is determined by the postcode of the applicant’s permanent home address. Places will be offered to applicants who are ranked high enough according to the Admission Test scores and who reside within the designated area. This must be the applicant’s permanent home address with their parent/carer) at 31st August 2020. The school may ask for documentary evidence to support the application. Only if there are further places available will applicants who live outside the designated area be considered.
The address which will be used for consideration to be living within the designated area must be the applicant’s permanent home address at 31st August 2020. This also applies to applicants who are applying late due to exceptional circumstances. Evidence is required of a single address. The ‘permanent home address’ is defined as the permanent place of residence of the parent/carer with whom the applicant spends the majority of their time and the address that is used to complete the Common Application Form (CAF). In the cases where parents have shared responsibility for a student, the permanent home address will be where the student stays for the majority of the school week (Monday to Friday). The exception to this is if the family are returning from abroad to a previous home within the designated area (documentary evidence will be required to confirm this), are Crown Servants or members of the Armed Forces.
If the permanent home address changes between registering for the entrance test and 31st August 2020, Kendrick School will require documentary evidence of the new address. If the applicant’s permanent home address changes after 31st August 2020, the new address will only be taken into account after the deadline from the LA for accepting or declining a place (16th March 2020) and re-ranked as appropriate on the waiting list. In all cases applicants will need to provide evidence that the previous home is no longer used by the family, for example proof that the property has been sold or that it is no longer available for the family to live in or that a rental agreement has ended.
Once offers have been made, Kendrick School will require documentary evidence of the applicant’s permanent home address. This will include consideration as to whether or not the address used to make an application was temporary. Kendrick School reserves the right to carry out random checks at any time and this may include a home visit. Parents will be required to declare that the address used will be their place of residence beyond the date of the student starting school. Kendrick School reserves its right to carry out further investigation of any change of address once the student has started school.
Please click here for the list of postcodes that make up the designated area.
Applying to Take the Test
The online admission form will open on Friday 1st May 2020 and close at midnight on Wednesday 1st July 2020. Late applications will NOT be accepted unless there are exceptional circumstances. Please see the admissions policy for more information.
The online application will be available here on 1st May 2020.
Test Day - Saturday 12th September 2020
Kendrick School will use the same Admission Test as a number of other Grammar Schools, including Reading School and the Slough Consortium. The tests will take place on Saturday 12th September 2020 in all these schools. Applicants for any of these schools may only take the test once. If it is found that an applicant has taken the test twice, the raw scores for the first attempt will be used for the standardisation process.
Applicants who wish to attend an entrance test for another school being held on the same day as the Kendrick School Admission Test will not be permitted to sit the Kendrick School Admission Test on an alternative day. This will not be deemed as an exceptional circumstance.
There will be two test sessions at Kendrick School - morning and afternoon and applicants will be sent full test day instructions in mid July 2020. Applicants cannot make a preference for which session they attend.
There will be two tests each of length approximately one hour. There will be a short break between the two test sessions. Each test will assess Verbal, Non Verbal and Numerical ability. Applicants are expected to show competence in skills appropriate to Key Stage 2 English and Mathematics, and to be able to apply these skills creatively.
There are no practice papers but a Familiarisation Booklet will be published on the school website as soon as it is made available but no later than when registration opens on 1st May 2020.
The raw scores will be age standardised and the ranking is determined by the aggregate of the age standardised scores of both tests.
Results of the Admission Tests
The result of the Admission Test will be made available online to parents/carers in advance of the Common Application deadline of 31st October 2020. Parents/carers are advised to use this information as guidance to the suitability of their daughter for a Grammar School place. The results do not guarantee an offer of a place.
The deadline for receipt of the Common Application Form by the home LA is 31st October 2020.
All parents/carers will be notified to which school their child has been allocated. They will be informed by the home LA, on the national offer date, 1st March 2021.
All applicants will be ranked according to their performance in the tests. Oversubscription criteria will be applied if there are more applicants than the 128 places available. A qualifying score will be determined (to two decimal places) for candidates in categories 3-6 of the oversubscription criteria below. A qualifying score of 5 points lower than this score will be applied for candidates in categories 1 and 2 of the oversubscription criteria below (Pupil Premium/Service Premium/Child in Care).
Offers will be made from the ranked list in the following order and within each category:
1) The applicant is a looked after child or previously looked after child
Any such an applicant in 1) above, provided she has achieved the lower qualifying score, will be offered a place even if she is not ranked in the top 128 places.
2) The permanent home address of the applicant is within Priority Areas 1 and 2 of the designated area of the school at 31st August 2020 and the applicant is in receipt of Pupil Premium or Service Premium. Documentary evidence, or confirmation from the applicant’s current primary school that the child is in receipt of Pupil Premium or Service Premium will be required.
Any such applicant in 2) above, provided she has achieved the lower qualifying score and her permanent home address is within Priority Areas 1 and 2 of the designated area of the school, will be offered a place even if she is not ranked in the top 128 places. The total number of places offered will remain, however, at 128.
Offers will then be made from the ranked list, according to the ranked order until up to 75% (96) of places have been offered:
3) The permanent home address of the applicant is within Priority Areas 1 and 2 of the designated area of the school and this has been the permanent home address of the parent(s)/carer(s) and the applicant at 31st August 2020.
The remaining 25% (32) places will be offered in the following order, according to the ranked order until all places in total have been offered:
4) The permanent home address of the applicant is within Priority Area 1 of the designated area and this home address has been the permanent home address of the parent(s)/carer(s) and the applicant at 31st August 2020.
5) The permanent home address of the applicant is within the Priority Area 2 of the designated area and this home address has been the address of the parent(s)/carer(s) and the applicant at 31st August 2020.
6) Applicants whose permanent home address is NOT in the designated area of the school.
The ranked list of the remaining applicants with a qualifying score will be used to offer further places (still using the categories of the oversubscription criteria) if any original offers are declined either by the LA because a place is offered at the parents/carers higher preference school or by the parents/carers themselves. This will be called the waiting list.