Admissions

Application Process

Nursery and Infant (ages 2-7)

Parents are welcome to contact school at any point within the school year to make enquiries about assessment for their son/daughter for admission to the Nursery through to Year 2.

We do accept the Early Years Grant as a contribution to our fees; this is available for children from the term following their third birthday until the term following their fifth birthday.

We also encourage parents to visit our school and personal tours can be easily arranged by contacting admissions@ohgs.co.uk.

Children are invited to spend some time at school with their prospective classes; an hour or so for Nursery pupils, half a day for Reception pupils and a full day for Year 1 and Year 2 pupils. During their time spent with us, class teachers will assess the abilities of the children within the normal classroom situation.

Juniors (ages 7-11)

Parents are welcome to contact school at any point within the school year to make enquiries about assessments for their son/daughter for admission to Years 3-6.

We also encourage parents to visit our school and personal tours can be easily arranged by contacting admissions@ohgs.co.uk.

Children are invited to spend a day in school with their prospective classes. The children will experience a ‘normal’ school day with their future class and they will do two online assessments on a chromebook, one Maths assessment and one English assessment. Children typically really enjoying doing the assessments, they do not take very long, we encourage the children to think of them as a quick quiz of their maths and English skills.  The assessments test the National Curriculum aims and objectives.

 

Senior School (ages 11-16)

Candidates who are over 10 years and 6 months and under 12 years on 31st August in the year of entry are eligible for entry to Senior School. All prospective pupils, including those from our Junior School, must take the entrance examination in January of the year of entry. The examination consists of papers in English, Mathematics and Verbal Reasoning: a specimen set of papers in Mathematics and English can be downloaded below. Hard copies are also available from the school office.

Candidates who perform sufficiently well in the examination will be invited to attend an interview in February of the year of entry. In selecting candidates for admission, the school takes account of their current school report and any special circumstances, for example recent changes in health or school.

Vacancies sometimes occur partway through the academic year in Year 7 to 9. Candidates for these vacancies are tested in English, Mathematics and Verbal Reasoning.

Please contact us on admissions@ohgs.co.uk

Sixth Form (ages 16-18)

New students are welcomed into the coeducational Sixth Form, for which the minimum requirement for automatic entry is five GCSE subjects at grade B or 5. Students must also have achieved grade C or 5 in English Language and Mathematics.

Every applicant for the Sixth Form will be interviewed.

Please contact us on admissions@ohgs.co.uk

Please refer to our Admissions policy for further details about our admissions criteria and assessments.

English Entrance Exam Sample Mark Scheme
English Entrance Exam Sample Paper
Maths Entrance Exam Sample Mark Scheme
Maths Entrance Exam Sample Paper