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The Admissions Process

Our Registrar, Mrs Melanie Adams, will be your single point of contact throughout the admissions process and will look forward to showing you all the existing opportunities available for pupils at King’s Hawford. 

We look forward to welcoming you to King’s Hawford. 

Getting to know King’s Hawford

Following your initial enquiry, our Registrar will send a prospectus pack out to you in the post. This will include detailed information on fees, allowances, and other relevant topics.

Visit King’s Hawford

We look forward to welcoming prospective parents and their families to the school for a tour and an opportunity to meet our Head, Mr Jim Turner. We run a series of Open Events throughout the year and offer private tours during the school day at a time to suit you. Please contact our Registrar, Mrs Melanie Adams, on 01905 451292 or via email madams@ksw.org.uk

Our Registrar, Mrs Melanie Adams, will be your single point of contact throughout the admissions process and will look forward to showing you the existing opportunities available for pupils at King's Hawford. 

Registration

After a visit to the school, if you would like to continue with the admission process, the first step in the admissions process is to complete a registration form via our online application portal. A registration fee of £40 is required to secure your child’s place (details of how to pay this will be available via our online application portal).

 

REGISTER ONLINE

 

Taster Day

Once registered, we look forward to welcoming children (age five and upwards) into school for a Taster Day. This is a fantastic opportunity for your child to spend a day in school with their current year group, participating in a whole range of activities. We will complete our assessments during this time. We may also request a report from your child’s previous school.

Testing

Entry for girls and boys into Years 1 to 6 is by means of an informal assessment, which takes place after the child is registered.

Prospective pupils will be invited to the school to spend a day with their current year group, participating in a whole range of activities. During this time they will also complete their assessments. There is no need for special preparation and the atmosphere is informal.

The age-standardised assessments include papers in English and Maths, and they will be familiar to the children. We will use the results to assess their suitability for King’s Hawford and, if necessary, to discuss any support they may need with their academic studies.

There is time for a break with a drink and a snack in the morning and a cooked meal at lunchtime. The experience is organised so that the children have a wonderful day experiencing much that King’s Hawford has to offer.

Offer of a place

If all goes well, and subject to space within the relevant year group, we will make a formal offer of a place, which will be held for two weeks. Acceptance of entry to King’s Hawford, by payment of a £200 deposit, will be requested at this point. This is refunded when children leave the King’s Foundation.

Learning in the Junior School at King's Hawford (Full width Image)

Keeping you informed

Once your child is registered with us we will keep you informed of all school events prior to your child joining the school and warmly invite you to join us. You can also book places for your child for the many holiday activities and sports camps that take place at King’s Hawford during the holiday periods.

In the event of over-subscription, places will be allocated on the following basis, provided that the academic criteria for the award of a place have been met:

  • Siblings of children already at King’s Hawford
  • Siblings of children who have been at the school
  • Children whose parents attended a school within the King’s Foundation, or Hawford Lodge, prior to it becoming part of the Foundation
  • The date on which a place, having been offered, is formally accepted.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for candidates of exceptional academic or musical ability. These awards are of up to one third tuition fees in value and are tenable only in the Junior School. Further awards are available at the Senior School at 11+ and 13+ entry. Find out more on our Scholarship pages.

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