Entrance to King's at 11+

There are up to fifty places for external candidates at 11+. All candidates take papers in English, mathematics and verbal reasoning and have a short interview.

Entrance to King's at 13+

Places available at 13+ vary from year to year depending on the size of our Year Eight group. We would advise parents to check the position in any one year. All candidates take papers in English, mathematics and verbal reasoning and have an interview.

Entrance to King's at Sixth Form

There is a specially designed test geared to the age group, which contains elements of English, mathematics and spatial relationships. On the basis of this test, interviews, predicted GCSE grades and reports from the candidates' present schools, offers are made which are conditional on a satisfactory performance at GCSE. To qualify for entry to the Sixth Form the minimum requirement for external candidates is six passes at least at B grade (or equivalent) and a further two passes at C grade (or equivalent) at GCSE, however we would expect most of our Sixth Form applicants to comfortably exceed this. English language and mathematics must be passed at C grade or higher. Ideally, candidates should expect to achieve a Grade A or higher in any subject that is to be taken at A Level if these subjects have been taken at GCSE, but a B is accepted as a minimum.

Information for current pupils continuing on to the Sixth Form can be found on Firefly, the school's internal portal.

Joining at Other Years or During an Academic Year

There may be opportunity to join King's at the start of Year Eight (12+) depending on the size of the existing year group. In addition, subject to testing and if there are places available, we are happy to consider applications for entry part way through an academic year in Years Seven and Eight.  We regret that we are now full for Year Nine during the 2017/18 academic year.  Please contact the Registrar (Vickie Peckston) on 01905 721742 or registrar@ksw.org.uk.


Academic and Music Scholarships are available at 11+, 13+ and 16+. All candidates sitting the entrance examinations on the main entrance testing days for these year groups will be considered for an academic scholarship.

Financial Assistance (Bursaries)

For many years, we have offered several one hundred percent bursaries annually and we are delighted to say that in addition to a number of smaller bursaries, we will also be able to do this for the academic year starting in September 2018. Please contact the registrar's office for further information: 01905 721742.