Year 5 (9+) Entry
There will be a gradual increase in your child's workload in Year 5. We will support pupils as they become more independent and responsible.
We will only accept applications for Year 5 (9+) entry into the school if we have spaces in that year. Please check with the Admissions Team before registering as the registration fee is non-refundable.
For Year 5 (9+) 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 5 (9+). If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Team on 01372 822423 or email email@example.com
Key Dates for applying for Year 5 (9+)
|8 October (when child is in Year 4)||Deadline to apply|
|Entrance Assessments in English, Mathematics and Non-Verbal Reasoning and Interview|
|December||Decision letters are sent|
|January||Deadline to accept offers|
|June||Induction Day for all new pupils and welcome evening for new parents|
|September||Start at Freemen's|
HOW TO Apply
To apply, simply complete the online Registration Form and pay the £200 fee. The deadline to apply is 8 October in the year prior to entry.
Once we have received notification of your registration and fee, we will send you an acknowledgement detailing what happens next.
Guidance for prospective parents and current teachers
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.
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
You will receive one of the following decisions:
- An unconditional offer
- A place on the waiting list
- A decline
accepting a place
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 5 (Upper 2) to a taster session, 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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Here are some of the questions we get asked most frequently. Admissions General what are the main points of entry…