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


Here is a summary of our simple three-stage admissions process:

 

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 Evenings. You can find out more about our upcoming Open Evenings 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
     

For entry to Kensington Park School in September 2022, the deadline for applications to KPS Lower School (Years 7 to 11) is Monday 15 November 2021. The deadline for applications to KPS Sixth Form is Monday 31st January 2022.

The deadline for all students applying for an academic, art, music, drama or sport scholarship is Monday 15th November 2021.

 

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.

 

Admissions Calendar

Please find below the dates for our forthcoming Open Evenings and key assessment dates. 

 

Lower School Date
Open Evening

Thursday 23 September 2021

  Thursday 14 October 2021
  Thursday 11 November 2021
Registration Deadline Monday 15 November 2021
Assessments and Interviews Saturday 27 November 2021
Offers Sent Out W/C 13 December 2021
Acceptance Deadline Friday 04 March 2022

 

Sixth Form Date
Open Evening Wednesday 06 October
  Thursday 04 November
Sixth Form Scholarship Application Deadline Monday 15 November 2021
Registration deadline* Monday 31 January 2022
Assessments and Interviews TBC
Offers Sent Out TBC
Acceptance Deadline TBC

* If you would like to make an application after this deadline, please contact us at admissions@kps.co.uk to check availability. We will accommodate late applications if places are available.




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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