Year 7 is the key point of entry to the Senior School, with a limited number of places for entry at Year 9. We also welcome applications for other year groups, subject to occasional availability of places.

We are very proud of our Senior School and would love the opportunity to introduce you to our wonderful pupils and show off our fantastic facilities. We run weekly tours and bi-annual Open Days. Details and booking for these can be found here

Year 7 Entry

Year 7 or 11+ is the key admission point at Radnor House Sevenoaks. There are a total of 60 places available for girls and boys. With 30 typically moving up from Year 6 each year, we have approximately 30 places available for external candidates. To register, please download the registration form in the downloads box opposite.

An offer of one of the external places will be based on successful performance in our entrance process.

The process is a combination of academic testing (a 1hr cognitive ability test, followed by a 30 minute written English paper,) an interview with a member of the Senior Leadership team, and a reference from your child’s current school. 

The cognitive ability test is taken on a computer and there are no practice papers for these tests. Children will be tested on their vocabulary, mathematics, and skills such as perceptual speed and accuracy, and non-verbal reasoning. This test will be followed by an English writing test which will focus on the child’s ability to write meaningfully and fluently in prose. Children can best prepare for these tests by learning to solve problems independently, and reading to extend their vocabulary and ability to infer meaning. Candidates who are entitled to extra time for the examinations should indicate this when applying so that they can be accommodated within the entrance exam timetable.

The academic element of the entrance process accounts for 50% of the final decision and the qualitative elements of interview and reference collectively also count towards 50% of the final decision. In this way Radnor House Sevenoaks is one of the few schools that genuinely wants to understand your child and what we might be able to do for them over the years ahead.

The interview will last for approximately 10 minutes and is an opportunity for us to ask your child about their interests inside and outside of school. Normally there will be a brief passage to read and a chance for the child to reflect on the degree to which they have already embraced the school's values of excellence, respect, courage and perseverance.

For late applicants, additional sittings of entrance tests will be arranged if places are still available. 

Key dates for Year 7 entry (2019)

Closing Date for Registrations

19 October 2018

Entrance Exams and Interviews

15 November 2018

Offer letters

End of November 2018

Experience Days 

January/ February 2019

Deadline to accept

March 2019

For late applications for Year 7 2018, please contact the Registrar, Wendy Owens.

 

Year 9 Entry

For admission to Year 9 (13+) applications should be made in the Autumn term of Year 7.  

Candidates will take a cognitive ability test, which lasts an hour, followed by a 30 minute written English paper.

The cognitive ability test is taken on a computer and there are no practice papers for these tests. Children will be tested on their vocabulary, mathematics, and skills such as perceptual speed and accuracy, and non-verbal reasoning. This test will be followed by an English writing test which will focus on the child’s ability to write meaningfully and fluently in prose. Children can best prepare for these tests by learning to solve problems independently, and reading to extend their vocabulary and ability to infer meaning. Candidates who are entitled to extra time for the examinations should indicate this when applying so that they can be accommodated within the entrance exam timetable.

The academic element of the entrance process accounts for 50% of the final decision and the qualitative elements of interview and reference collectively also count towards 50% of the final decision. In this way Radnor House Sevenoaks is one of the few schools that genuinely wants to understand your child and what we might be able to do for them over the years ahead.

Following the examinations and interview, candidates will be offered an unconditional place with the results of the Common Entrance used for setting purposes upon entry to Year 9.  

Additional sittings of entrance tests for September 2018 can be arranged if places are still available. 

Key dates for Year 9 entry (2019)

Closing Date for Registrations

30th November 2017

References requested by the school

w/c 4th December 2017

Entrance Exams and Interviews

Saturday 20th January 2018

Offer letters

w/c 5th February 2018

Deadline to accept

23rd March 2018

For late applications, please contact the Registrar, Wendy Owens or telephone 01959 563720.

 

Entry into other years in the Senior School

Places occasionally become available in other years of the Senior school, and we welcome applications for these throughout the year. Please contact our Registrar, Wendy Owens, to enquire about current availability on 01959 563720 or email at wowens@radnor-sevenoaks.org

 

The Radnor House Sevenoaks Guarantee

We are proud to be one of the few schools in the area to offer guaranteed places; once your child becomes part of the Radnor family, their place in the school is secure through to the end of Sixth Form, without re-assessment.

We endeavour to make the application process as easy as possible. If you wish to register your child, please complete and submit the form in the downloads box opposite. Alternatively, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact our Registrar, Wendy Owens on 01959 563720 or email at wowens@radnor-sevenoaks.org

To request a copy of our School Prospectus, please click here