Timetable & Important Dates

1.      Submit Test Registration Form by 4pm on Friday 29 June 2018.  N.B. Late registration WILL NOT be accepted.

2.      Note that the test will be held on Saturday 8 September 2018.

3.      Visit the School Open days.

4.      Expect my child’s test results by Friday 12 October 2018.

5.      Complete and return my home Local Authority preference form by 31 October 2018.

6.      Expect my child’s secondary school offer on 1 March 2019.


What communication should I expect after I have submitted a test registration form for my child?


1.     Auto-Reply

        If your form has been submitted successfully you will receive an automatic email immediately following submission.

If you have not received this automatic email it is very likely your form has not been submitted successfully and your child has not been registered for the test.  Please check carefully for this and check your junk folder; if you have not received it within 24 hours and you have checked your junk folder please contact us.


2.     Acknowledgement

 You will receive a second email with an attachment informing you of your child’s candidate number and a link will be provided to sample questions. 

 You should expect to receive this within 15 working days of you submitting the registration form.


3.     Information pack

At the end of August you will receive:

a. Exam Call Letter

b. ‘Fit to Sit’ form (Form B)

c. ‘Important Information & What happens next?’ pack


a. Exam Call Letter

This letter provides the full details of the test venue, including the full address of the allocated test centre, times and ‘do and do nots’ etc.


b. Location Map of the test centre

This also provides you with public transport details.  NB. There is no parking at any of the test venues.


c. Fit to Sit’ form (Form B)

You will need to sign Form B and bring it with you to the test centre on the morning of the test.  By bringing the signed form you are notifying the test centre that your child is fit and well to sit the entrance test.  Please sign the form before arriving at the test centre to avoid delays. 

If the form is not signed, it may result in your child not being entered for the test.


d. ‘Important Information and what happens following the test?’ pack

This gives you important information on the schools admissions criteria and details about what happens next following the test.  It provides you with further information and explanations about the ‘cut off’ and qualifying scores. It will also give you information on the Pupil Premium eligibility criteria.


4.     Test Results

You should expect to receive your child’s test results by Friday 12 October 2018.  The test results are NOT an offer of a place but provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision when submitting your child's Local Authority Secondary Transfer (Preference) Form.


We advise you to wait for your child’s test results before submitting school preferences to your Local Authority.