How to apply
Finding the right school for your child is not always easy. At Freemen’s, we know just how stressful this process can be, so we will guide you through every stage of our 5-step Admissions Journey.
Entrance Exams at Freemen's are changing.
At City of London Freemen's School, we always want to get the best from the children in our care. This includes those children that join us for entrance examinations. Over recent years, we have begun to feel that the way we assess the children who want to join the school could be improved.
While we acknowledge it is vitally important that we are able to assess children to ensure that Freemen's is the right school for them, we also want to ensure that the entrance process gives your child or children every opportunity to shine.
What is changing?
This Autumn, we are introducing 6 big changes to the process. You can see these changes in the image below.
Watch a short video explaining the changes to our assessments
We will consider the following criteria when you make your application:
For Sixth Form Applicants, we consider the following criteria when you make your application:
To apply, simply complete the online Registration Form and pay the £100 fee. The deadline to apply is 15 October before you wish to sit the entrance exams (eg 15 October 2018 for January 2019 entrance exams) or if in Year 11, when you wish to apply for Sixth Form. You can download a registration form if you prefer.
Key Admissions dates
Key Dates for applying to Freemen's
|May, September, October||Open Events|
|15 October||Deadline to apply|
|5 November - 17 November||Online assessments for applications for Year 7 (11+) to Year 10 (14+) entry and for entry for Sixth Form if not studying eight or more GCSEs|
We will request a confidential report from current school
16+ Scholarship Exams and Auditions (November)
(12 January 2019 or
reserve exam 17 January 2019)
Entrance Assessments for entry to Year 3 (7+) to Year 6 (10+) and Interviews for all candidates
11+ and 13+ Scholarship Exams and Auditions
|February (first week)||Decision letters are sent|
|March (first week)||Deadline to accept offers|
|June||Induction Day for all new pupils and welcome evening for new parents|
|September||Start at Freemen's|
The application process is the same for each point of entry into the school. To find out what is required for each point of entry, click on the links below:
Applications for other years
We will accept registrations or other years of entry (Year 4, Year 5, Year 6, Year 8 and Year 10) as long as we have space in that year. We will NOT accept applications for entry into exam classes (Year 11 or Year 13). If you would like to apply, we recommend contacting the Admissions Team first as the registration fee is non-refundable. Contact the team directly at email@example.com or call 0044 (0) 1372 822423