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Frequently asked questions

I am thinking of applying to Queens’ School, can I arrange to have a look round?

Our annual Open Day is in October and the school will be open for visits during the following 2 weeks, at 9am and 10am.  The dates will be advertised on the school website nearer the time and you should contact the school office to book a place on 01923 224465.  We are not able to arrange visits to the school outside of the secondary transfer process.

Does my child sit for the academic test and/or music test or sports test?

If you are not applying under Criterion 4a or 4b then you are strongly advised to enter your child for the school’s admissions tests.

What happens if my child is not able to attend the academic and/or music or sports test?

Those unable to attend on this date owing to compelling religious, medical or other reasons should notify the Admissions Officer at the allocated test centre as soon as possible and the applicant will be offered one alternative date.

What should I do if my child is ill on the day of the academic and/or music or sports test?

You should notify the test centre as soon as possible and the applicant will be offered one alternative date. There are only 2 set dates for the PE Aptitude test and due to the organisation of this test, then these are the only dates available for this test.

What happens if my child later complains that they felt ill during their academic and/or music or sports test?

If your child feels ill on the day of the Test, you should inform the school so that arrangements can be made for them to attend on the alternative date. If they take the tests but say afterwards that they felt unwell during them, there is nothing that can be done. If they complete the test, their score will stand regardless of whether they felt unwell on the day. No adjustment can be made to marks once a test is taken.

If Queens’ school is my allocated test centre for the academic test and/or music/sports test, can I park on school premises?

There are no parking facilities for applicants during the tests and cars cannot be brought onto the school grounds. Parents must register their child and then leave the building and the school site, returning at the time specified by the School.

When will I be notified of the test venue?

You will be sent notification of your Test Venue by Monday 4th July 2017. The venue allocated will have no bearing on any eventual applications or allocations.

How do I make an application?

  1. Send a completed Supplementary Information Form (SIF) form to Queens’ School

(This will be available from Queens’ School from Thursday 6th October 2016)

  1. Send a completed Common Application Form (CAF) form to your own Local Authority (the Authority to whom you pay your Council Tax) with Queens’ School as a named School. (This will be available from your Local Authority in September 2016).

BOTH forms MUST be completed and returned to the correct place before the application deadline.