Admissions Guide - Thorpe Hall School

Senior School 11-16

Admissions Guide

Applying for a place at Thorpe Hall Senior School

Children attend our Senior School from age 11 to 16 years (School Year 7 to Year 11).

Applications are welcome at any time and depend on places being available in the chosen year group.

Below is an outline of the admissions process.



Ask for an appointment with the Headteacher, Mr Stephen Duckitt. Contact our Admissions Officer, Mrs Karena Sedgwick on 01702 582340 or email to book.

Please do bring your child to this appointment if you think it is appropriate.



Complete and submit an Application Form and pay £100 registration fee.

You can pay by BACS, credit or debit card. Please note, applications are registered from the date payment is received.

Please provide a copy of your child’s latest school report with this form.

You can view and download the form here.


Day Visit

For entry into Years 8 to 11: We will arrange for your child to spend the day with us.

We will arrange for your child to spend the day with us (during which he/she will be assessed to ensure an education at Thorpe Hall School is appropriate for them. There is no additional cost for this day visit (lunch included) as it is covered by your Registration Fee. The school may ask your child to visit for longer than one day in some circumstances.

For entry at the beginning of Year 7: no day visit will be arranged; instead, a full written school report is required.


Offer of a Place

Subject to a successful visit, the school will offer you a place for your child.

We will invite you to complete the relevant documentation for admission.


Contract & Deposit

To complete the application process and secure a place, parents/guardians are required sign a contract with the school and pay a deposit.

For entry into Years 6 to 11, the deposit is £1,000. This deposit is returnable when you leave the school, provided the required notice has been given.

See our full Terms and Conditions here.

Admissions Policy

Admission is offered to children who satisfy the entry criteria and are deemed to be suitable recipients of a Thorpe Hall School education.

Places are offered to completed applications on a first come, first served basis with the following exceptions: preference is given to children of staff, siblings of current pupils, siblings of ex-pupils.

The school will also give priority to creating a balance of genders. All decision will be made on the school’s ability to meet the educational needs of each child applying for a place.

See our full Admissions Policy

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