Candidates who wish to be considered for entry to The Leys must complete an assessment.More Information
St Faith’s is part of The Leys and St Faith’s Schools Foundation. The Leys offers Year 6 pupils at St Faith’s the opportunity to secure a Year 9 place by means of the Preliminary Assessment (PA). Subject to continued satisfactory performance, this secures a place two years early; St Faith’s is the only school to benefit from this arrangement. The families of candidates must complete our Application Form and pay the required fee by the deadline.
St Faith’s pupils are still able to take The Leys entrance tests in Year 8 if they wish to, or if they join St Faith’s after Year 6. Furthermore, if a pupil is unsuccessful in the Preliminary Assessment, this does not preclude them from taking the tests again in Year 8.
The Preliminary Assessment is taken at St Faith’s in the January two years prior to entry.
Offers will be made by the middle of February.
To retain a place at The Leys following the Preliminary Assessment a total deposit of £1200 is payable in two parts. £600 is credited against the first term’s account when the pupil joins The Leys. The other £600 represents the standard Entry Fee which is credited against the last term’s account of pupils who have joined The Leys, subject to the required notice period being given.
Where a pupil does not take up a place neither part of the deposit is returned. If The Leys is unable to offer a place, the deposit will be returned.
Pupils from St Faith’s are able to apply for all three categories of place at The Leys. All pupils, whether Boarding, Home Boarding or Day, are involved in the programme of Wider Curricular activities in the early evening, are in school on Saturdays (lessons in the morning and sport in the afternoon) and for the Whole School Service on some Sundays.