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I've Registered for 7+ (Year 3)

Thank you for registering for Year 3

Below we set out the process for what happens next. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Team on 01372 822423 or email admissions@freemens.org 

Entrance Assessments  

TESTS TO BE TAKEN JANUARY OF YEAR 2

Guidance for prospective parents and current teachers

2020 Entrance Examinations

The examinations will take place on Saturday 11th January 2020. If you are unable to make this date, due to an exam clash with another school, we have a reserve examination date on 14th January 2020.

Candidates will sit papers in Maths, English and Non-Verbal Reasoning.  The format of the tests is based heavily on National Curriculum Tests. We will send more detailed information and confirmation of timings nearer the time.

If your child is entitled to extra time, or special considerations, or has any Special Educational Needs, please inform us prior to the examinations and provide us with any supporting information, e.g. Educational Psychologist's report, to enable us to make the necessary arrangements on the day of the examinations.

All candidates will then be invited for interview on a  weekday soon after the entrance tests.  At interview the children will be asked to read aloud from a passage selected by the School, answer questions on the passage, and to talk about their interests, likes and dislikes.  The interview will be approached as a conversation and we will do our best to put your child at their ease.

Overseas Candidates

If applicants can sit the papers at Freemen’s, we will invite them to join us for the regular entrance exams in January. Otherwise, we can either arrange for candidates to sit entrance exams at their current school, at an approved agents’ office, if appropriate, or at a local British Council Office.  If the exams are being taken overseas they will need to take place between 10th – 16th January 2020. Interviews can be arranged via Skype or FaceTime. Please make it clear on the Exam Confirmation Form or Registration Form that you intend to sit overseas.

Coaching for these tests is not encouraged.  However, it is suggested that parents and teachers explain the concept of completing a task within a set time limit.

English

The English paper assesses the pupils' ability to write creatively demonstrating ability to structure their writing effectively.  Grammar, punctuation, spelling and vocabulary will be marked according to levels expected of a Year 2 pupil.

Mathematics

Children will be tested on concepts linked to the year 2 National Curriculum.

No sample papers will be available and the above guidance is the only information circulated to schools and parents. 

 

offers OF PLACES 

Decision letters will be sent by post in the the first week of February. 

You will receive one of the following decisions:

  • an unconditional offer
  • a place on the waiting list 
  • a decline 

Feedback

We regret, given the large number of applicants, that we are unable to give feedback on examination results. 

ACCEPTING A PLACE
 

Once we have sent your offer, you will have until the first week of March to make your decision.

If you choose to accept the place, we will ask you to confirm your decision by return of a signed acceptance form, acceptance deposit and completed medical questionnaire. 

We will then send you a link to the New Starter Pack, usually in May or June.This has all the information you need before starting with us. 

In June, we will invite all new Form 1 children to a taster afternoon, so that they can meet the rest of their class and their teacher. We also invite all new parents to join us in the evening for a reception where you will have the opportunity to meet your child's Head of Year and class teachers, and to meet with other new parents. 

Then you will be ready to start in September. Over the summer, parents often set up activities and events for you and your children to meet before term starts and our parents' association, the Freemen's School Association (FSA) hold a welcome coffee morning on the first day of school once you have dropped your child off.

Admissions Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

Admissions FAQs

We know that you will have a lot of questions when choosing a school. We are always happy to answer your questions. You can call us directly on 01372 822423 or you can email admissions@freemens.org.  Here are some of the questions we get asked most frequently. (Click on the small red arrows to reveal the answers.)  

 

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