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The Admissions process at Kensington Park School places the individual child at its heart.


Kensington Park School is looking for well-rounded individuals who show genuine intellectual curiosity and interests that go beyond the academic curriculum. Our entrance assessments, based on the national curriculum, are written by our own academic team, and are designed to identity potential. No specific preparation is required for the assessments, allowing candidates to start on an equal footing with identical opportunities to display their academic aptitude. In making an offer to join the School, we take a holistic approach, taking into account a student’s performance at interview and in our entrance assessments, their school reports, and reference from their previous school.

The main points of entry are in Year 7, Year 9 and Year 12. The School may also have occasional places in other year groups.

Before making an application, we encourage students and their parents to join one of our Open Days. We hold regular Open Evenings and Open Mornings throughout the Autumn, Spring, and Summer Terms to give students and their families a full picture of life at Kensington Park School. You can find out more about our upcoming Open Days here.


Stage 1: Application:
To make an application to join Kensington Park School, the following documents should be submitted to the admissions team at admissions@kps.co.uk by the requested deadline:

  • Completed Registration Form
  • Scanned copy of child’s passport
  • Scanned copy of child’s most recent school report
  • Any specialist report/ educational psychology report 
  • £250 non-refundable registration fee
     

The deadline for entry to Kensington Park School Lower School (Years 7 to 11) in September 2022 has now passed, however, for information regarding occasional places, please contact Head of Admissions, Ms Marie Lovett, on admissions@kps.co.uk. We will accommodate late applications if places are available. Applications for entry to KPS Sixth Form will be considered on rolling basis. 

Stage 2: Assessment and Interview:
When your application pack is submitted, we will invite your child for an assessment and interview. (This can also be conducted online, if you are not able to physically attend).

The assessment for the Lower School (Years 7 – 10) include:

  • English and Mathematics assessment paper
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning paper
  • A one-to-one interview allowing us to explore what interests your child, what drives and motivates them, what they care about. The interview also gives students the chance to get to know us and ask any questions they may have about our school.

The criteria for Sixth Form entry (Year 12) include:

  • 6 x GCSEs at Grade 9 - 6, or an equivalent if the student is at a school not sitting GCSEs or is not being educated within the UK (or associated) education system.
  • A minimum Grade 7 at GCSE in subjects they hope to study at A Level (Grade 8 Mathematics GCSE is required for Further Mathematics)
  • Other requirements: 5 at GCSE Mathematics and English for students from UK schools
  • Verbal and Non-verbal Reasoning tests
  • A one-to-one interview by a subject specialist
  • A reference from current school
  • A personal statement (maximum 500- 700 words). This should highlight your academic achievements to date, any co-curricular interests and hobbies, your future university and career aspirations, and why you would make a good addition to Kensington Park School

Stage 3: Next steps:
We aim to inform families of the outcome within 7 days of their interview. Successful applicants will receive a formal Offer Pack. A deadline for acceptance will be outlined in the offer letter. You are most welcome to contact us via telephone or e-mail at any point throughout the process should you have any questions.




Lower School

Kensington Park School (Years 7-11),
40-44 Bark Place,
London,
W2 4AT

Tel: +44 (0)20 7616 4400


Sixth Form

Kensington Park School Sixth Form,
59 Queen's Gate,
South Kensington, London,
SW7 5JP, UK

Tel: +44 (0)20 7225 0577


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