Year 7 & 8 Entry
Each year we welcome children from a broad range of educational backgrounds into our Year 7 & 8 Junior House including independent, state and international schools.
Ampleforth College is an inclusive school where we put your child at the front and centre of everything we do. Admission is through assessment and interview, and is subject to reports and a Head’s reference from your child’s current school.
Registration must take place before the formal assessment process commences. To register for Ampleforth College, parents need to complete the registration form and pay a non-refundable registration fee of £100 to secure a place for their child on the list for their year of entry. We recommend this is done by the beginning of Year 6. At the same time, we will ask you to send copies of reports from your child’s school.
We also welcome applicants who apply later on and ask that you contact Admissions to find out about availability of places.
For most children joining Ampleforth at 11+, entry is through sitting our Ampleforth entrance test in January of Year 6.
Our entrance test takes place at Ampleforth over the course of two days. It involves a computer-based CEM assessment in Maths, English and Non-Verbal Reasoning for which no special preparation is required. Children also have an interview with our Registrar, and, after lunch, enjoy an afternoon of activities with potential future classmates.
Assessment for Development Awards will also take place at the same time, and children can choose to apply for Academic, Dance, Drama, Music or Sport.
All applicants should be registered with us before sitting the assessments.
Offers of a Place
After our assessment day in January, we will issue offers to those children who have performed well in this process.
Accepting a Place
Parents are asked to complete and sign a confirmation form and pay a confirmation deposit. This is refunded at the end of your child’s time at Ampleforth College.
Following acceptance of a place, you will be invited to a number of events arranged by the School to welcome you into our community and give the children further opportunities to meet peers who will be joining at the same time.
Once you have accepted a place, 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.
For information on scholarship applications please see here.
Key Dates for 2024 Year 7 Entry
|16 September 2023||Open Morning at Ampleforth College|
|15 December 2023||Deadline for Registration and Scholarship Applications|
|31 December 2023||Deadline for Bursary applications|
|26 – 27 January 2023||Ampleforth Entrance Assessments and Scholarship Assessments|
|February 2023||Bursary Committee meets and decisions agreed|
|February 2023||Scholarship application outcomes|
|February 2023||Offers of place are made|
|10 June 2024||New Starters Day|