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Steps to Entry

Steps to Entry

Applicants to The Leys should start the process one to two years ahead of the proposed year of entry.

Usually the process begins with a visit to one of our Open Events, a Small Group Visit or a private visit, where you will be able to gain a sense of what is on offer at the School. The information below should act as a guide to the process of apply for a place, and further information can be provided by our admissions team.

Please note that whilst Year 8 and Year 10 are not typical entry points to The Leys, spaces may become available. Please contact [email protected] to discuss possibilities before registering.

Steps to Entry at Year 7
  • One to two years ahead of joining The Leys applicants must complete our Registration Form and pay the £100 fee
  • In the October prior to the year of entry we seek permission to request reports from current schools
  • We then request the reports from current schools ahead of the January assessments
  • On the first Saturday in January entry tests take place at The Leys
  • In mid-January Academic Scholarship interviews take place for those who are invited
  • In early February offers are made
  • The first Monday in March is the deadline for acceptance of places
    During the first week in March offers are then made for any late applicants
  • During May the New Joiners packs are sent out to those joining us in September
  • Move-up morning takes place on a Saturday in early June for those joining at Year 7
  • Term begins in September
Steps to Entry at Year 9
  • One to two years ahead of joining The Leys applicants must complete our Registration Form and pay the £100 fee
  • In the July prior to the year of entry we ask that candidates confirm their intention to sit entry tests and pay a £600 entry fee
  • In the October prior to the year of entry we seek permission to request reports from current schools
  • During November we request the reports from current schools ahead of the January assessments
  • On the first Saturday in January entry tests take place at The Leys
  • In mid-January Scholarship assessments take place
  • In early February offers are made
  • The first Monday in March is the deadline for acceptance of places
  • During the first week in March offers are then made for any late applicantss
  • The last weekend of the Summer Term we offer a 24-hour visit for those who have accepted a place
  • In May New Joiners packs are sent out
  • Term begins in September
Steps to Entry at Year 12
  • One to two years ahead of joining The Leys applicants must complete our Registration Form and pay the £100 fee
  • In the September prior to the year of entry we circulate the A Level Course Booklet
  • Sixth Form Choices Evening is held on the last Thursday in September
  • In the first week of October we seek permission to request reports from current schools
  • The second Friday in October is the deadline for Scholarship and Bursary applications
  • All reports and academic information is collated and reviewed during the last week in October
  • Scholarship Interviews take place during the first week in November
  • On 1 December all first round offers are sent out
  • The deadline for acceptance of places is the end of the second week of December
  • In the second week of January further offers are made to late applicants
  • In May New Joiners packs are sent out
  • Term begins in September

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Visit Us

We run a number of open events throughout the year, including Open Mornings each term and Small Group Visits throughout the year. We can also offer private tours by arrangement.

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The decision to choose a school for your child to is one of the most important you will ever make. Providing them with a rewarding educational experience is a springboard for whatever comes next.

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To apply for a place at The Leys, please complete the Online Registration Form below.

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