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Admissions

How to Apply

We have multiple entry points for children applying to join Rendcomb.

Our Nursery welcomes children from the term they turn 3 years old and the Junior School welcomes applications throughout the year for all year groups; from Reception through to Year 6.

Our Senior School has three main entry points; at 11+ (Year 7), 13+ (Year 9) and 16+ (Lower Sixth). Entry into other year groups is also possible dependent on availability. We also understand that family circumstances and work commitments do not always fit into the school year and therefore  we welcome applications for the Senior School throughout the year.

Contact the Admissions office today to discuss entry to Rendcomb College:
admissions@rendcombcollege.org.uk
01285 832306

A typical admissions journey entails the following steps:
  • Initial enquiry
  • Personal visit
  • Open Day
  • Registration
  • Shadow Day
  • Assessments
  • Offer of a place
  • Acceptance
Registration

Registration adds your child onto our entry lists and can take place at any time throughout the year. In order to register your child, the Registration form should be completed and returned to the Admissions Office together with the non-refundable Registration Fee of £100. Please note that registration does not necessarily guarantee a place.

Shadow Day

Prospective pupils will take part in a Shadow Day ahead of an offer of a place. Children are teamed up with a ‘buddy’ who has similar interests and they attend lessons and activities during a typical school day. Shadow Days allow children to adapt and engage with school life here at Rendcomb and also encourages a smooth transition while moving schools. The Shadow Day experience is as much for your child as it is for the school to assess whether we are a suitable fit and will be able to offer a happy school life. For Senior School prospective pupils we can also offer an optional overnight stay for pupils wishing to experience a taste of boarding life.

Offer of a place and Acceptance

For successful applicants the Acceptance Form is sent alongside an offer of a place for your child (both conditional and un-conditional) from the Headmaster or Head of Juniors. The Acceptance Form is signed by both parents and returned to the Admissions Office with the Acceptance Fee (£500 for UK students, £2,000 for EU students and £7,500 for international students). This Acceptance Fee acts as a deposit and is refunded at the time the pupil leaves Rendcomb College.