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Year 3 (7+) Entry

Year 3, or as we call it Form 1, is an extremely fun and exciting year, and your child will have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of interesting and enjoyable activities both inside and outside the classroom. 


 

 

For Year 3 (7+) entry we consider three things:

  • Written assessments in English, Mathematics and Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • An interview 
  • A confidential report from your child's current school

Below we set out the process for applying for Year 3 (7+). If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Team on 01372 822423 or email admissions@freemens.org 


Key Dates for applying for Year 3 (7+)

Date Description
April (when child is in Year 1) Freemen's Fun
8 October (when child is in Year 2)                                                            Deadline to apply

December

 

Entrance Assessments in English, Mathematics and                    Non-Verbal Reasoning and Interview 
December  Decision letters are sent 
January Deadline to accept offers
June / July Induction Day for all new Year 3 pupils and welcome evening for new parents
September Start at Freemen's

how to Apply 

The deadline to apply is 8 October when your child is in Year 2. To apply, complete the online registration form and send in your £200 fee.

Once we have received notification of your registration and fee, we will send you an acknowledgement detailing what happens next.

Entrance Assessments 
 

Guidance for prospective parents and current teachers

Entrance Assessments

The assessments will take place in December 2023 (date to be confirmed). Further detailed information will be sent nearer the time.

On the assessment day, candidates will sit written assessments in Maths, English and Non-Verbal Reasoning and will also have an individual interview. 

We will also request a confidential report from the Head Teacher of your child's current school. Please be aware that we will be unable to reach a decision on an application for entry until we have received this report.

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.

Overseas Candidates

If applicants can attend the assessments at Freemen’s, we will invite them to join us for the entrance assessments in December. Otherwise, we can either arrange for candidates to sit entrance assessments at their current school, at an approved agents’ office, if appropriate, or at a local British Council Office. Interviews will be arranged via Microsoft Teams. Please indicate on the Registration Form that you wish your child 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.

offers of places 

Decision letters will be sent by email in mid-December 2023.

You will receive one of the following decisions:

  • An unconditional offer
  • A place on the waiting list 
  • A decline  

Accepting a place
 

Once we have sent your offer, you will have until 31 January 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 and acceptance deposit. 

We will then send you a link to the New Starter Pack, usually around Easter time. This has all the information you need before starting with us. 

In June, we will invite all children joining Year 3 (Form 1) to a taster afternoon, so that they can meet the rest of their class and their new 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. 

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.  Admissions General what are the main points of entry…

 

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