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Our Admissions Team have put together a selection of FAQs should any of these queries have crossed your mind whilst viewing our Virtual Tour.
It is possible to arrange individual visits, though these are carefully regulated due to the present situation and take place outside school hours. Please discuss with our Admissions Team if interested.
A non-refundable registration fee is payable which is £100 per applicant or £250 per overseas applicant.
Specialist Scholarship applications – 1 December 2020 for entry in September 2021. Please note this deadline date has been extended.
Bursary applications – the last Friday in November for entry the following September.
Registration – Monday 14 December 2020 for entry in September 2021 although we recommend registering as soon as possible in the Autumn Term of the year before the considered year of entry.
We do not offer specific taster days, but in usual circumstances we hold Abbey Interview Days for Year 7 applicants in the Autumn Term for those applicants registered for entry the following September. An Abbey Interview Day is a half-day where your daughter has the opportunity to visit the school and take part in a workshop and an activity session as well as have a short informal interview within a small group – lunch is included.
In current circumstances we are adapting these arrangements. Our intention is to offer a selection of online workshops to give applicants a flavour of the kind of learning we provide, as well as short informal interviews for small groups online. Final details will be confirmed shortly.
For Year 8 and Year 9 applicants, we hold short informal interviews as well as the entrance exam. Again final details will be confirmed shortly.
The entrance exam is on Saturday 9 January 2021 although we do arrange an alternative date in the week leading up to the entrance exam for those unable to attend on the Saturday.
The entrance exam is prepared by the school and your daughter will sit papers in English (1 hour – composition and comprehension), Mathematics (1 hour) and Reasoning (45 minutes – verbal and non-verbal).
We do not recommend any specific preparation as we are looking at your daughter’s potential. We do not provide any past papers.
No, the specific results of the entrance exam are not provided.
Yes, we contact your daughter’s current school for a reference in advance of the entrance exam.
We aim to get back to you at the end of January 2021.
We require a Parent Contract signed by you as parents together with a non-refundable deposit of £1,000. Please note that £500 is credited to the first term’s fees and £500 is refunded at the end of your daughter’s education with us.
Yes, your daughter can sit for Year 7 entry on the basis that you wish to defer to Year 9 entry. All applications are considered on an individual basis and are at the Head’s discretion.
8.40 am to 3.45 pm.
Yes, students can arrive from 8.00 am in the morning and after school we have a Homework Club which runs from 3.45 pm to 5.45 pm.
Yes, we offer both Academic and Specialist Scholarships in the Senior School.
Academic Scholarships are based on the results of assessments and provide a 10% discount per year on fees.
Specialist Scholarships in Art, Drama, Music and Sport can be applied for online as per the following link – https://theabbey.co.uk/admissions/scholarships.
A Specialist Scholarship lasts for three years and can be applied for again during the Summer Term of Year 9. A Specialist Scholarship provides a discount of £500 per year on fees for Art, Drama and Sport and free tuition at school on one instrument for Music.
We offer a 5% sibling discount for the eldest daughter when three students attend The Abbey at the same time.