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Senior Admissions

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 would be delighted to meet you at one of our weekly tours or our annual Open Day.

Year 7 Entry

Limited spaces are available for Year 7 2021, please contact the Registrar, Wendy Owens for further details 

Entry in Year 7 2022

Year 7  is the key admission point at Radnor House Sevenoaks. There are a total of 80 places available for girls and boys. With 30 typically moving up from Year 6 each year, we have approximately 50 places available for external candidates. If you wish to register your child, please complete the online Registration Form.

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 1 hour 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. 

Year 7 Scholarships

All pupils applying for entry at Year 7 (including internal pupils) are automatically considered for an academic scholarship. Please note that academic scholarships are only available upon entry to Radnor House Sevenoaks Senior School and will not be reassessed after entry.

For more information on Year 7 scholarship applications and deadlines please click here

Key dates for Year 7 entry (2022)

Senior School Taster Day

On Friday 25 June 2021, we are holding an exciting activities day for children currently in Year 5 to experience school life at Radnor House Sevenoaks.  This is free and open to all EXTERNAL girls and boys interested in applying for Year 7 2022. To reserve a place for your child please click here.

Our whole school open morning will take place on Saturday 9 October 2021

Senior School Heads Speech and Tours - are available at 10am and 12 noon.

To book a place on a tour please click here. 

Closing Date for Registrations

Friday 15 October 2021.

References requested by the school

w/c 18 October 2021

Entrance Exams and Interviews - week commencing 8th November 2021.

Scholarship interviews 

w/c 15 November 2021

Experience morning for those offered a place

There will be various exciting experience days taking place after the entrance tests to all children offered a Year 7 2022 place. These will take place on the following dates;

22, 29 January, and 5 February 2022

Deadline to accept

4 March 2022

Deferring Year 7 offers to Year 9 will no longer be available 

We will continue with Year 9 entry until 2022, from September 2023 the only standard points of entry into the Senior School will be Year 7 and the Sixth Form.  This means that current Year 6's will not have a 13+ deferral option for joining Radnor House Sevenoaks. 

Year 9 Entry
From September 2023 the only standard points of entry into the Senior School will be Year 7 and the Sixth Form.  This means that current Year 5's will not have a 13+ deferral option for joining Radnor House Sevenoaks.  

For late applications for Year 9 2021, please contact the Registrar, Wendy Owens.

For admission to Year 9 (13+) in 2021 and 2022 applications should be made in the Autumn term of Year 7 (or Year 8 if we still have places).  If you wish to register your child, please complete the online Registration Form.

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.  

We do still have limited places available for Year 9 in 2020.  Exam schedule can be found below. 

Year 9 Academic Scholarships

All pupils applying for entry at Year 9 are automatically considered for an academic scholarship.  Academic Scholarships are only available upon entry to Radnor House Sevenoaks Senior School and will not be reassessed after entry.

For more information on Year 9 scholarships please click here.  

Key dates for Year 9 entry  2022

Closing Date for Registrations

Friday 14 January 2022.

Online Entrance Exams

 w/c 24 January 2022

Online Interviews

 26 - 27 January 2022

Offer letters

w/c 14 February 2022

Deadline to accept

25 March 2022

For late applications for Year 9 2021 entry, 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 including Year 9 after 2022, and we welcome applications for these throughout the year. Please contact our Registrar, Wendy Owens, to enquire about current availability on 01959 567166 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 the online Registration Form and also send Wendy Owens a copy of your child's birth certificate and the £100 registration fee.  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

If you wish to receive a copy of our School Prospectus in the post, simply complete the request form.

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