How to Apply

For Entry 2014

Pupils aged 10-12 (Years 6 - 8) 


1. Parents are asked to complete the Application Form and return it to the Admissions Officer, together with the Application Fee of £50. Closing date for applications: Friday 13th December 2013.

2. Prospective pupils will be required to sit the Entrance Examination held in January. The date is: Tuesday 7th January 2014, with papers in English, Mathematics and verbal and non-verbal reasoning.

Note: (1) For admission to Shells (Year 7) in September 2014, a candidate should normally be 11 but not 12 years of age on 31st August 2014. (2) For admission to Second Year (Year 8) in September 2014 a candidate should normally be 12 but not 13 years of age on 31st August 2014. (3) Candidates at age 10: Pre-selection Assessment. In accordance with HMC guidelines, Coventry School Foundation is willing to assist parents to plan their children's education through pre-selection assessment and testing. Candidates for pre-selection assessment will be offered the opportunity to sit a test and their parents will be offered a Headmaster's assessment of the likelihood of their child achieving the necessary standard for entry at normal age. Candidates who undergo this pre-selection assessment will however still be required to undertake the normal selection examination in the year prior to normal entry.

Entry at 13+ (Year 9)

Entry will be by test, in English, Mathematics and verbal reasoning. Parents are asked to complete the Application Form and return it to the Admissions Department by Friday 13th December 2013. The 13+ entry exam will take place on Tuesday 7th January 2014. Scholarships are available. For admission to Third Year (Year 9) in September 2014 a candidate should normally be 13 but not 14 years of age on 31st August 2014.

There is an Open Session for prospective parents and pupils on the morning of Saturday 9th November 2013. Full details are advertised locally. Parents and their children are most welcome to visit the School and meet the Headmaster, staff and pupils at any time during the year, by prior appointment.

Please telephone the Admissions Officer, Mrs L Baines (024 7627 1248) or email (info@bablake.coventry.sch.uk), to arrange a mutually convenient time.

There will also be an Open Session on Friday 21st June 2013 which is ideally suited for current Year 5 pupils and their parents looking at 2015 Entry. (Details of specific arrangements for 2015 Entry will be posted next year but we welcome early enquiries.)