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Registration of your child is required in order for the School to make an offer of a place, and commence the application. Once in receipt of the registration fee and form, and with your permission, we will request a current school reference and organise for your child’s interview with the Head.

We offer annual Assessment and Taster Days for pupils entering at 11+ (Year 7) and 13+ (Year 9).These days offer your child the opportunity to meet with the Head, take their CAT4 assessment and, more importantly, spend the day with other children joining at the same time. Our Staff and pupils will be involved in the day ensuring that your child becomes familiar with the School ahead of their start at Downside. If your child is unable to attend an Assessment and Taster Day, we can organise this on a day that suits the family.

For our international families, or those unable to travel to the School, registration of your child will involve a virtual visit to meet with the Head, Andrew Hobbs, and have a virtual tour of the School with Issy Hartnell, the Director of Admissions. This is a wonderful opportunity to ask any questions and become familiar with the School. Families are very welcome to organise a follow-up visit thereafter.

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HOW to pay the registration fee of £100

CAT4 Assessment 

Please see below the timeline for applications and entry requirements according to year of entry.

Registration is required for entry at least 6 to 12 months ahead of the start date. All pupils will be invited to an assessment and taster day in January and will be required to complete online CAT assessment along with an interview with the Head. If you are unable to attend the day, we would welcome you and your child to come for a private visit, either in person or online, which would include a meeting with the Head and a tour of the School. We require a satisfactory school reference to complete the application.

Registration is required for entry at least one year ahead of the start date. Entry requirements would include an interview with the Head and receipt of a satisfactory school reference, which should include your child’s most recent baseline cognitive scores. We would welcome you and your child to come for a private or online visit on a date that suits you.

All registered pupils will be invited to an assessment and taster day in January (when in either Year 6 or 7) which includes an interview with the Head. If you are unable to attend the day, we would welcome you and your child to come for a private visit, either in person or online, which would include a meeting with the Head and a tour of the School. We require a satisfactory school reference to complete the application, which should include their most recent baseline cognitive scores (i.e. CAT4/SAT); which, if unavailable, can be sat at their school or at Downside on a date that suits.

Pupils are required to register for entry as places are limited for entry at this point. An offer of a place will be made following an interview with the Head, CAT4 assessment, and receipt of a satisfactory school reference. We would welcome you and your child to come for a private visit, either in person or online, which would include a meeting with the Head and a tour of the School.

Pupils are required to register for entry as places are limited for entry at this point. An offer of a place will be made following an interview with the Head, CAT4 assessment, and receipt of a satisfactory school reference. We would welcome you and your child to come for a private visit, either in person or online, which would include a meeting with the Head and a tour of the School.

Pupils are welcome to join our Sixth Form Subject Fair in October, either a year or two before entry, and will be required to register at the point of application.  An offer of a place will be made following an interview with the Head and receipt of a satisfactory school reference to include their predicted GCSE grades.  For pupils joining from outside the British curriculum, we would ask them to sit the CAT4 assessment. Pupils may be asked to complete entrance papers in the subjects they wish to study at A level if predicted GCSE grades are unavailable.

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