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Year 10 & 11 Entry

These can be popular entry points for overseas students - further information about applying from abroad can be found here

Each year, we welcome a number of new pupils into Year 10. This is the point at which our pupils start studying the two-year curriculum for their GCSE choices so a change of school at this stage is not disruptive to learning. 

Entry into Year 11 is subject to academic aptitude and whether a child who would like to join us at this stage is able to complete a programme of GCSEs in one year, or, for those considering joining us who are already studying for GCSEs, whether we offer the same exam boards and courses.  The number of GCSEs taken is flexible so please contact Admissions to discuss what options are available.  


Registration must take place before an assessment process commences. To register for Ampleforth College, parents need to complete the registration form and pay a non-refundable registration fee of £100. 


At the point of Registration, we will ask to see copies of your child's latest school reports. Applicants are also asked to take an assessment here at Ampleforth in Maths, English and Non-Verbal Reasoning - no special preparation is required. All applicants are also be interviewed by our Registrar. 

Offers of a Place

Offers are subject to satisfactory reports from the current school, the results of our assessment test and interview with our Registrar. Once our offer has been confirmed, we will seek a reference from the Head of your child’s current school. In the unlikely event that a Head raises a concern, we reserve the right to reassess our offer.

A Compass for Life

Full Boarding & Day School for students aged 11 to 18