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Entrance Examination

The Entrance Examination for entry to Year 7 in September 2018 will take place on Saturday 20th January 2018. In this section you will find information about the exams and a timetable of what will happen on the day.

Candidates are required to sit an Entrance Examination which takes place every January. In order to be entered to the Entrance Exam, please ensure your child is registered with the School. Registration Forms can be obtained from the admissions office. Places are awarded on a rank order basis by the sum of the age-related standardised scores on the Non-Verbal Reasoning, Mathematics and English papers.

Those candidates who perform strongly in the examination will be invited back to sit an Academic Scholarship paper and to attend an interview on the following Saturday. For September 2018, the Scholarship exam is on the morning of 27th January 2018 and will last for about an hour. There is no need to apply for an Academic Scholarship as your child will automatically be invited to attend, based on their performance.

Automatic Entry to the Senior Schools

Pupils from Stamford Junior School currently have automatic entry to Stamford School and Stamford High School and are not required to sit the Entrance Examination for the senior schools. It is of great benefit to pupils in the final year of the Junior School that they are able to enjoy a full year of teaching without the pressure of examinations. If however your child wishes to qualify for an academic scholarship, they will need to undertake the Entrance Examination alongside all pupils from other schools, as this forms part of the scholarship assessment process. 

Bursarial assistance is not available for pupils whilst they are at Stamford Junior School, although application for a bursary can be considered upon transition to the senior schools. There should be no expectation that bursarial support will be awarded and any applications will be considered objectively. Bursary applicants undertake rigorous means-tested screening and there will be a requirement for your child to sit the Entrance Examination as part of the assessment process. 

Should you wish to apply for a Bursary, and have not already done so, please request a Financial Assessment Form which also should be completed and returned by Friday 1st December 2017.

We welcome any questions so please don’t hesitate to contact our admissions office.


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