The Middle Years at King’s Worcester is for pupils in Years 9, 10, and 11. It isn’t unusual for children to join us during the Middle Years and each year we welcome between ten and fifteen children into Year 9 (13+) as they prepare for their GCSEs and beyond. We also take children at the start of Year 10 (14+), subject to space within the year group. As GCSEs are a two-year course Year 10 is our last joining point before the Sixth Form. 

How to Join the Middle Years at King’s

We warmly invite prospective pupils and their families to join us for one of our Open Mornings, which are generally held in the autumn and spring terms.  This is the best way to view the school in the first instance, with plenty of opportunity to meet key members of staff and talk to existing pupils.
We usually also welcome visitors for a private tour during a normal school day at any point throughout the year. Due to the current lockdown restrictions, we are unable to offer private tours, however we would love to arrange for you to virtually meet our Headmaster, Mr Gareth Doodes and also share with you our wonderful Virtual Experience Hub. To arrange a Virtual Private Visit, please click the link below.

SCHEDULE A PRIVATE VISIT

If, after visiting the school, you decide that you would like your son or daughter to be considered for a place, we’ll ask you to complete a registration form and pay a non-refundable registration fee of £40. Visit our registration page for more information.

At this stage we will arrange for a Taster Morning so prospective pupils can spend some time in the school and participate in a whole range of activities with current pupils and staff. This is a fantastic way for your child to really experience the school and decide if it is right for them.

Entrance Testing

All candidates are required to sit an entrance test before being offered a place at the Senior School; this includes papers in English, Mathematics, and verbal reasoning; there will also be a short interview.

Starting in Year 9, the pastoral structure is a House system. The House structure is designed to ensure pupils have the pastoral support needed during this crucial part of their Senior School journey, and works very well for integrating new pupils into the school.

Vickie Peckston

School Registrar

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Induction

Formal offers are made following the entrance testing. Once you have notified us that you would like to accept a place, we start the induction process to ensure that all children are supported and nurtured as they make their transition to the senior school.

During the induction process you will have the opportunity to meet with our Head of Middle Years and our Head of Pastoral Care who will work with you to ensure that your child is able to settle into life at school.

Starting in Year 9, the pastoral structure is a House system. The House structure is designed to ensure pupils have the pastoral support needed during this crucial part of their Senior School journey, and works very well for integrating new pupils into the school. Fore more information download our Middle Years Handbook.

In-Year Applications

Although most pupils join us in September, it is often possible to consider late or in-year applications. Please contact our Registrar for details.

13+ and 14+ Dates for September 2022 Entry

  • Open Mornings: 25th September 2021
  • Taster Mornings: Arranged by appointment
  • Registration closing date: 19th Jan 2022
  • Scholarships and bursaries application deadline: 19th Jan 2022
  • Music scholarship auditions: 27th and 28th Jan 2022
  • 13+ Entrance Testing: 29th Jan 2022
  • 14+ Entrance Testing: By appointment
  • Offers: letters sent by  – 3rd Feb 2022
  • Acceptance deadline: 7th March 2022

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