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Admissions Process

College Admissions Process

St Joseph’s aims to identify potential. We are looking for well-rounded pupils who will play a full, active and constructive part in life at the College and grow from the all-round education that provides not just termly, but weekly, daily and even hourly opportunities, experiences and achievements in both academic and extra-curricular activities.

Admissions Process

1) An initial visit to St Joseph’s through an Open Day or individual Tour. Click here to view details of our next Open Day
2) Completion of the Registration Forms,
3) Experience of a ‘Taster Day’,
4) Upon successful completion of the formal assessment during the ‘Taster Day’, an Offer will be made.

Formal Assessment

We do not require pupils to prepare for the entrance assessments and we do not provide past papers.

Prep School – Nursery to Year 6 (3 to 10/11 year olds)
Children are assessed in a classroom environment during a ‘Taster Day’. Nursery children have two ‘Taster Days’. The Head of Prep School or Head of Nursery (as appropriate) lead the assessments in liaison with Prep School Staff.

Senior School – Year 7 to Upper Sixth (11/12 to 17/18 year olds)
Lower School – Year 7 to Year 9 (11/12 to 13/14 year olds)
Upper School – Year 10 and Year 11 (14/15 and 15/16 year olds)

All pupils for entry below the Sixth Form will sit papers in English, Mathematics and non-verbal reasoning, followed by an interview with the Principal or Vice Principal.

Sixth Form – Lower Sixth and Upper Sixth (16/17 to 17/18 year olds)
Entry into the Sixth Form is conditional upon a pupil achieving at least 3 B grades and 2 C grades at GCSE. If a student were to achieve less, further discussion would be needed to ensure that the student is studying the right courses, with a possible trial period incorporated within the offer.

Sibling Policy

Most siblings join us at St Joseph’s College and benefit from a siblings’ discount. However, all applicants must meet the College's entry criteria. Admission is not automatic, and there may be occasions where we judge that a sibling is likely to thrive better in a different academic environment.