1. Make an appointment to visit us
Either call our Admissions team on 01329 280955 (option 3) or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org and one of them will contact you right away.
We welcome families to visit our school at any time during term time. We always recommend that for your initial visit that you join us for an individual tour, where you will be given our full attention, without the bustle of an Open Day. You will have more time to meet our experienced, knowledgeable staff, view our school and its grounds, and at the end of your tour spend some time with our Headmistress, Mrs Savage, for a cup of tea and a chat, asking any questions you may have.
2. Register with us
As soon as you decide that Boundary Oak is the school for you, we request that you complete the Registration Form and return it to us along with the non-refundable Registration Fee of £150. (Payment details can be found under ‘Fees’). At this time we would also request a copy of a recent school report, and any other additional and relevant information that will help us to gain a full picture about your child, both academically, as well as pastorally.
3. Assessments, Interview and Taster Days
As a selective school, we invite prospective pupils to attend a tour of the school, to meet our Head for an informal interview and sit academic assessments in English and mathematics. At this stage we require copies of current/previous school reports and we will also request a written reference from your chid’s current school. Each area of English, mathematics, interview and reference/school report/other information such as co-curricular participation will be reviewed and scored.
No preparation is required for the assessments but practising general numeracy and English skills will help. These tests help us determine that a child will be able to access our curriculum which eventually leads to GCSEs but more importantly helps us know where to help scaffold and support, or extend and stretch, when your child starts at Boundary Oak. Successful applicants will then be invited in for taster days.
Your child will be invited to spend two days (and a night if boarding) with us in their current year group. Following taster days, parents will be invited in for a feedback meeting so that we can talk to you about how your child got on, as well as answer any questions that you may have.
Once all data and feedback is collated a decision will be made regarding an offer of a place, which will be formally offered in writing.