How to Apply

The most important step in the admissions journey here at Tettenhall College is to come and visit us, either at one of our open events, or by taking an individual tour. For those families based overseas, we will be pleased to arrange an online meeting or a personal appointment in country with you during one of our many international visits.

When you have made the decision to make an application, we ask that you complete a Registration Form and provide copies of recent school reports (where applicable) and return these to the Admissions Team.

Preparatory School – Nursery to Year 6

In Preparatory School, a child’s suitability is assessed during their taster day or taster session in Nursery/ Pre-School. Children looking to join in our Reception class or above will complete a number of informal assessments during the course of the day.  Teachers will also provide feedback to the Head of the Preparatory School at the end of the day and this, along with their most recent school report will be used to determine if a place can be offered.

Senior School – Years 7-11

Children wishing to join the Senior School at Tettenhall College into Years 7, 8 and 9 will be invited to attend the College Entrance Assessment in the January prior to entry the following September. The Entrance Assessment for entry in September 2022 will take place on Saturday 29th January 2022.

For pupils joining the College from outside the UK, please speak with the Admissions Team who will be happy to explain how we complete these assessments remotely.

It is essential that any child wishing to sit the Entrance Assessment is registered well in advance. We strongly recommend that you secure your place by 15th December 2021, as places will be capped.

The Entrance Assessment is a full morning of activities, including the formal academic assessments which are run in conjunction with Cambridge CEM. These include Numeracy, Literacy and Non-Verbal Reasoning.  A series of additional assessment activities will also take place during the morning including a handwritten Creative Writing Task, team participation exercises and other interactive sessions. Once the assessments have been marked, individual offers will then be made.

For pupils wishing to be considered for a Scholarship, these awards will be assessed either on the day of the Entrance Assessment or in the week before this. Academic Scholarships will be assessed via the Entrance Assessment, with the very highest performing pupils being invited for an interview with the Headmaster, prior to any award decisions being made. For those pupils wishing to apply for a Sport, Art, Music or Performing Arts scholarship, individual assessments will take place during the week before the Entrance Assessment.

Tettenhall College is ambitiously inclusive and we are very proud of the high quality provision offered to children with SEN requirements. For a personal chat with our Head of Learning Support (Preparatory) or Head of Academic Support (Senior), please contact the Admissions Team.

Applicants for Year 10 should contact the Admissions Team to discuss the assessment process for entry at this point.

Year 12

Entry to Year 12 is determined by GCSE results (or equivalent), school reports, and a successful interview with the Headmaster.

Students will have a minimum of 6 GCSE subjects at Level 5 (grade C) or above and the following subjects also have additional requirements:

  • Further Mathematics: Level 7 in GCSE Mathematics
  • Science subjects: Level 6 in GCSE Mathematics
  • P.E: Club-level participation in at least one sport
  • Music: Proficiency in an instrument/voice to at least grade 5 level and GCSE music
  • Art and Design: A strong portfolio of work, if GCSE has not been studied previously

All pupils joining Tettenhall College will be offered the opportunity to take part in an Induction Day, when they will meet with their new teachers, fellow classmates and spent time experiencing all that is to come.

“Throughout the school, the curriculum is balanced and structured.”

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