Occasional Places

The usual points of entry are at Nursery, Prep I (Reception), Lower II (Year 5), Form III (Year 7) and at Lower VI, Priory 6 (Year 12).  We may also have occasional places at other ages.

Enquiry and Registration

We encourage parents to contact our Registrar, Mrs Savic at admissions@sapriory.com to enquire about availability as a first step. If a place is available, please click here to complete the online registration form.

Once a completed Registration Form is received the Admissions team will arrange a time and date for your daughter to come in for an assessment.

The assessment processes for admission to other year groups is as follows:

Prep II (Year 1) and Prep III (Year 2)

Candidates are invited for a half day classroom assessment where they will be asked to complete some Maths, Reading and Writing tasks.

Lower I (Year 3) to Upper II (Year 6)

Candidates are invited in for a full day, sitting English and Maths assessments prior to joining their cohort for lunch and two afternoon lessons.

Lower IV (Year 8) to Lower V (Year 10)

Candidates are invited to sit entrance exams in English and Maths and will be interviewed by the Headteacher.

The aim of our process is to identify potential as well as the ability to access the curriculum at the pace at which it is taught.  St Augustine’s Priory is looking for academically strong, well-rounded pupils with a genuine interest in education in the broadest sense of the word, with interests that stretch beyond the confines of the academic curriculum.  The school has strong traditions in music, drama, art, community activities and sport.  There are many extra-curricular activities, all of which are important in developing a well-balanced, confident individual.

We will seek references from the candidate’s current school in all cases. All applicants and their parents meet with the Headteacher as part of our selection process.