Key Information for September 2021 Entry

Entry at Age 4+ (Pre Prep)

Your Child's Date of Birth

This applies to children born between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017.

How to Register your Child

Please complete the online registration form and the registration fee of £100.00 (please note that this is non-refundable)

Application Closing Date

The closing date for applications is 12:00pm on Thursday 8th October 2020. Unfortunately, applications received after this time will not be considered.

Assessment Sessions

The assessment sessions take place over a three week period beginning on Monday 2nd November 2020.

What happens at the Assessment?

Children and their parents will be allocated a time slot according to their date of birth during one of the weeks. Children attend and participate in the assessment as part of a group while their parents wait for their child.

The 4+ assessment consists of pupil participation in a range of activities centred on the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. Briefly, these activities comprise number and literacy games, physical games, playing with other children, listening and responding to a story and joining in with singing or rhymes. The assessment usually takes place in the Pre Prep library, lasts approximately 1½ hours and is carefully designed to ensure children feel happy and settled.

The date and time of each child’s assessment will be sent after the closing date for applications.

The results of the 4+ assessments will be posted on Monday 7th December 2020.

Accepting a Place

Acceptances must be received by 2.00pm on Friday 15th January 2021.

Covid-19

Due to Covid-19, we are currently reviewing our usual arrangements and will provide details closer to the time.

4+ Prospectus

For further information, please view the 4+ Prospectus.

Entry at Age 7+ (Junior School)

Your Child's Date of Birth

This applies to children born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014.

How to Register your Child

Please complete the online registration form and the registration fee of £100.00 (please note that this is non-refundable). We advise registration by 31st October 2020, as dates for interview and classroom experience are sent out at this time.

Application Closing Date

The closing date for applications is 12:00 on Friday 27th November 2020.

Assessment Session Dates

  • 7+ interviews will be held in the week beginning 12th October and again in the week beginning 16th November 2020.
  • The 7+ classroom experience sessions will be held on Saturday 14th November and Saturday 28th November 2020.
  • The 7+ entrance examination will take place on Saturday 16th January 2021.

Parents will be notified of their appointments by email.

What happens at the Assessment?

All 7+ candidates have an interview, take part in a classroom experience and sit the entrance examination. In addition, a confidential report form will be sent to parents for completion by their son or daughter’s current school.

The 7+ interview takes place in two parts: parents will have the opportunity to meet with either the Head, Deputy Head or members of the Senior Management Team (SMT) of the Junior School and ask questions about life at Chigwell School and also outline their child’s strengths and interests. The candidates are then interviewed separately. The whole process takes 30 minutes.

The classroom session is led by Year 3 teachers and provides an informal opportunity to assess applicants and allows them to become familiar with the School.

The examination itself comprises papers in English and maths. Specimen English and maths papers are given below. We do not send out further past papers.

Results of the 7+ entrance examination will be emailed and posted on Thursday 18th February 2021.

Confirming Acceptance of a Place

Acceptances must be received by 14:00 on Thursday 4th March 2021.

Covid-19

Due to Covid-19, we are currently reviewing our usual arrangements and will provide details closer to the time.

7+ Prospectus

For further information, please view the 7+ Prospectus..

Entry at Age 11+ (Senior School)

Your Child's Date of Birth

This applies to children born between 1st September 2009 and 31st August 2010.

How to Register your Child

Please complete the online registration form and the registration fee of £100.00 (please note that this is non-refundable). We advise registration by 31st October, as details of the exam and interview date, together with specimen papers are sent out at this time.

Application Closing Date

The closing date for applications is 12:00pm on Friday 27th November 2020.

Interview Dates

Interviews will be held in the week beginning Monday 5th October , the week beginning Monday 9th November 2020 and again in the week beginning 4th January 2021.

What happens at the Interview?

The 11+ interview takes place in two parts:

  • Parents will have the opportunity to meet with a senior member of staff and ask questions about life at Chigwell School and also outline their child’s strengths and interests.
  • The candidates are then interviewed separately.

The whole process takes 30 minutes. The School also sends parents a confidential report form to pass on to their child’s current school.

11+ Entrance Examination

The 11+ entrance examination takes place on Saturday 9th January 2021. The examination comprises papers in English and mathematics and specimen papers are given below.

If a candidate performs especially well in the examination he or she may be called for a scholarship interview and assessment on either Wednesday 29th or Thursday 30th January 2020. Candidates take part in arts and science based activities in small groups, have individual interviews in English, mathematics and a general interview with senior members of staff.

Music scholarship auditions are held in the week beginning Monday 13th January 2020. 11+ candidates should have at least Associated Board Grade 4 in the first instrument offered and Grade 2 in their second instrument or singing.

Results of the 11+ entrance examination will be posted on Thursday 18th February 2021.

Confirming Acceptance of a Place

Acceptances must be received by 14:00 on Thursday 4th March 2021.

Bursaries and Scholarships at 11+ Entry

Bursaries and scholarships are available at this entry point. Please note your choice on the registration form.

Scholarships

It might be helpful to know that we expect our Scholars to achieve 7, 8 or 9 grades across the board at GCSE. Before entering for the scholarship, it is worth talking to your current school about your child’s predicted grades.

Bursaries

Bursary awards are made on the academic merit of the candidate, together with parents’ financial circumstances. A bursary application form will be sent to registered candidates at the end of November 2020.

Read more on Bursaries and Scholarships.

Covid-19

Due to Covid-19, we are currently reviewing our usual arrangements and will provide details closer to the time.

11+ Prospectus

For further information, please view the 11+ prospectus.

Entry at Age 13+ (Senior School)

Your Child's Date of Birth

This applies to children born between 1st September 2007 and 31st August 2008.

How to Register your Child

The 13+ entry is only held if there are places available and this year there is likely to be very limited places on offer. Please check with the Admissions office to see if there are any spaces for September 2021 before registering.

To register please complete the online registration form and the registration fee of £100.00 (please note that this is non-refundable).

Application Closing Date

The closing date for applications is 12:00pm on Friday 27th November 2020.

13+ Entrance Examination

The entrance exam will be held on Friday 12th February 2021

All candidates will sit papers in English, maths and a modern foreign language paper (please indicate on the registration form the candidate’s choice of language – French, Spanish or German) and depending on the results of the entrance exam some candidates may be called back for interview.

Results of the entrance examination will be posted on Monday 1st March 2021.

A school reference request will also be sent to you to pass to your child’s current headteacher.

Bursaries and Scholarships at 13+ Entry

Bursaries and scholarships are available at this entry point. Please note your choice on the registration form.

Scholarships

It might be helpful to know that we expect our Scholars to achieve 7, 8 or 9 grades across the board at GCSE. Before entering for the scholarship, it is worth talking to your current school about your child’s predicted grades.

Bursaries

Bursary awards are made on the academic merit of the candidate, together with parents’ financial circumstances. A bursary application form will be sent to registered candidates at the end of November 2020.

Read more on Bursaries and Scholarships.

Covid-19

Due to Covid-19, we are currently reviewing our usual arrangements and will provide details closer to the time.

Entry at Age 16+ (Sixth Form)

Date of Birth

This applies to young people born between 1st September 2004 and 31st August 2005.

How to Register

To register please complete the online registration form and the registration fee of £100 (please note that this is non-refundable).

The Assessment Process at 16+

Sixth form places will be awarded on the basis of the entrance tests, interviews and a current school report.

Candidates are expected to achieve grade 8s or 9s in the subjects being studied at A level. Grade 7s will be considered on request to the Head of Sixth Form.

We will request the following information once the registration form has been completed.

  • The GCSE subjects and examination boards
  • Details regarding separate science or dual award science at GCSE
  • Candidates applying for history should indicate which periods they are studying for GCSE
  • Candidates applying for religious studies should indicate which specification they are following
  • A-level choices and of those, the two subjects to be taken in the entrance exam.

Bursaries and Scholarships

Bursaries and scholarships are available at the 16+ entry point.

  • Candidates may apply for academic, music, art and/or drama scholarships.
  • A combination of academic/drama, academic/art or academic/music scholarships can be applied for, but not a combination of drama, art or music.
  • Candidates may also apply for a bursary (means-tested award) and one of the scholarship categories.

Read more on Bursaries and Scholarships.

Application Closing Date

The closing date for fee paying and scholarship applications is 12.00pm on Tuesday 3rd November 2020. Applications received after this time are very welcome but will only be considered for fee paying places. Boarding applications must be made directly to the school. Please see more on our boarding pages.

16+ Entrance Exams

Entrance exams for all sixth form candidates will take place on Wednesday 18th November 2020. Candidates will need to arrive at the School by 2.15pm, the first paper will be from 2.30pm – 3.30pm and the second from 4.00pm – 5.00pm. Candidates will sit papers in two of their chosen A level subjects.

Interviews

Selected candidates will then be invited back for interviews on Saturday 28th November 2020, together with art, music and drama scholarship assessments.

Results

Results will be emailed and posted on Monday 7th December 2020

Confirming Acceptance of a Place

Acceptances must be received by Thursday 7th January 2021.

Covid-19

Due to Covid-19, we are currently reviewing our usual arrangements and will provide details closer to the time.

16+ Prospectus

For further information, please view our 16+ Prospectus.

Entry at Age 16+ (Sixth Form) - International Boarding Students

Before you apply

Before making your application to Chigwell, you should consider the following points, these will also assist you during the application process:

  • Research your A Level subject choices
    What interests you, where do your skills lie, and what do you hope to study in the future? Be sure to read our prospectus and see what subjects we offer. Please view our current prospectus.
  • Research University courses
    Having an idea of what course you would like to study or institutions you would like to go to after sixth form will help you research your A Level choices. It’s important to consider the Entry Requirements for each course as well.
  • Draft your Personal Statement
    This is your chance to shine! Tells us what you can do, what you’ve done, and what you will bring to our unique school community.
  • Ask us
    Feel free to ask us any questions you may have about any part the application process. You can email us at rdarkin@chigwell-school.org (Miss Roxanne Darkin, Head of Careers & Sixth Form Coordinator).

What you need to apply

We require certain documents in order to support your application, so please make sure you have the following:

  • Your IELTS Report (or equivalent)
  • Your current and previous school reports
  • Personal Statement
  • Registration fee
  • Copy of your passport.

How to apply

Please contact the School directly to apply. Contact Miss Roxanne Darkin, Head of Careers & Sixth Form Coordinator by email at rdarkin@chigwell-school.org

What happens next?

Every applicant must sit entrance tests, usually in English and Maths, and an additional chosen A Level subject. These can be sat whilst visiting us, but can also be sat at one of our authorised Education Agencies or a British Council office. Please contact us if you have any questions about this.

All applicants also have an interview with the Head of Sixth Form, this may be conducted by Skype or other real-time video conferencing programme, or whilst visiting the school. We understand that visiting the school may be difficult, be we hugely encourage you to come and visit us, especially as you’ll be spending two years living and studying here. We can answer as many of your questions as possible and give you as good an idea as we can about school life at Chigwell, but it is ultimately your decision and how you feel about the school environment.

We’ll acknowledge receipt of your application and request any further documentation we may need.

You will need to return you acceptance form along with your first terms fees and your deposit to confirm your place. If you require a Visa to study with us we will send you an email detailing the Tier 4 Visa application process.

Further Information

Read more about boarding at Chigwell.

Register for 4+ Entry

Pre Prep

Register for 7+ Entry

Junior School

Register for 11+

Senior School

Register for 13+

Senior School

Register for 16+

Sixth Form

International Boarding at 16+

Sixth Form

Please contact Miss Roxanne Darkin, Head of Careers & Sixth Form Coordinator.