Arrangements for finding out about the school

1.  An Open Evening at 7.00 pm on Wednesday 17th September 2003.

2.  Six sessions during the school working day when you can visit to see the school in action. These visits include a tour of the school and a chance to discuss the school and entry procedures with senior staff. Normally this takes about one and a half hours. The sessions are at:
09.30 am and 11.00am on Tuesday 23rd September
09.30 am and 11.00am on Wednesday 24th September
09.30 am and 11.00am on Thursday 25th September

3.  A welcome to anyone who rings us directly to arrange an individual visit or to ask questions.

4.  This prospectus, available at the Open Evening, and also to anyone who visits the school or who writes or phones to request a copy.

Arrangements for making application for a place

As we are a self governing school you can apply to us directly.

Entry to the school is either through our own procedure or that of Kent County Council. It is acceptable to do one or the other or both.

The schoolís own procedure includes entrance tests to be held on the morning of Saturday 11th October 2003. Full details of these tests (which include familiarisation sheets for the Mathematics, Non Verbal Reasoning and Verbal Reasoning papers) will be sent to anyone submitting an application form. Application forms together with more detailed information can be obtained directly from the School. Primary schools in the Dover and Deal area have been circulated with application forms and full information.

If you decide to apply here then please approach the Headteacher of your sonís primary school for advice and to ask them to counter-sign the form. Then send the application form directly to this school. Please do this if possible by 3rd October 2003.

Whilst it is in order to gain a place here through Kentís procedure alone we hope that each candidate will come to sit our entrance tests. It can only be an advantage to all concerned for us to establish a direct working relationship between ourselves and our prospective future pupils and their parents at an early stage. If a selective place is gained through the Kent procedure and for some reason your son does not do well in our tests, there is no question of the place being withheld as a result. Likewise if your son passes our tests but is not deemed selective by Kent, then his right to a place here will be as great as others.