Make an enquiry
Please complete the form below and a member of the Admissions team will contact you to discuss your enquiry. Alternatively, you can contact the Admissions team directly on 01353 660702.
Please note that enquiries for all year groups in Junior can be made all year round, although visits during term-time are subject to availability.
To register, please complete and return our Registration Form along with the appropriate registration fee.
Taster Days are available at King’s Ely Junior, Senior and Sixth Form. Following registration, students are invited to join King’s Ely for an informal day in the life of a student.
The following Taster Days for 2020 entry into King’s Ely Junior take place on the following dates. To book a place, please contact Admissions.
- Tuesday 12 November (0830–1530) for entry into Year 7 2020
- Tuesday 19 November (0830-1530) for entry into Years 3-6 and Year 8 2020
All registered children are invited to attend an assessment day during the Lent Term prior to September entry. We invite 4-6 pupils in for a day in January. (0830-1530)
Assessments are carried out online in verbal, numerical and non-verbal skills. Alongside these tests, children take the Lucid dyslexia screening test. The day will also include an informal interview with the Head, Mr Whymark. Your child will be asked to bring in an item they could discuss with Mr Whymark during the interview.
Children are allocated a buddy for the day and are also invited to attend lessons and activities when not sitting assessments.
Offer of a place
Offers are usually made by the start of February. Acceptances are due by the first Monday in March, in line with HMC guidelines. Extensions cannot be offered. Waiting list candidates will be kept informed via email of the availability of places, but positions on the waiting list will not be revealed.
Acceptance of a place
Joining details, uniform lists and house allocation is sent out by the end of May. The main Induction Days for King’s Ely Junior children starting in September is in mid-June each year. We are aware that not all new pupils are able to attend due to individual circumstances.
For parents of King’s Ely Acremont children, an information evening is held towards the end of the Michaelmas Term prior to September entry to introduce parents to the Year 3 team and deliver information about life at King’s Ely Junior.
Further Parents Information evenings are held in June for all parents who have accepted places for Years 3 and 7 in for the following September.
Do I need share school reports with King’s Ely when making an enquiry? We request that a copy of your child’s latest school report is emailed to us prior to a visit.
My child has Special Educational Needs. Can we still apply for a place?
Most recent school reports and an Educational Psychologist’s report are requested before a visit and assessments.
Will King’s Ely contact my child’s current school when we apply for a place? Confidential school reports are requested after Registration and are considered before a place can be offered. Therefore, it is advisable for you to contact your child’s school in advance of registering at King’s Ely.
How can I help my child prepare for the online assessments?
We advise parents that children can prepare for our online assessments by learning to work quietly on their own, completing homework set by their current school, and by reading and trying to understand all the words in any books they read. Older children should also, wherever possible, be encouraged to try to solve problems by looking things up for themselves.
Does King’s Ely recommend any practice papers for Year 7 assessments?
We do not feel that parents need to subscribe to any commercially available materials or tutoring services in preparation for our Year 7 assessments.
Is my child required to wear their current school uniform on Taster Days and Assessments and what should they bring with them on the day? We ask pupils to wear their current school uniform and will email details out to your before the day, so you can prepare with your child.
Should you require a mid-term or mid-year start in a particular year group, please contact Admissions to enquire.
Day pupils can stay in school until 17:30, joining prep sessions and after school clubs. Following 17:30, day pupils can join the boarders for tea in the Monastic Barn, returning to Priory House thereafter. Flexi boarding and wraparound care are also available. See fees and charges for flexi boarding and wraparound care costs.
We do not offer scholarships for Year 7 or Year 8 entry. Pupils entering King’s Ely Senior at Year 9 are given the opportunity to apply for scholarships.
Bursary applications are accepted for Year 7 upwards. In exceptional circumstances, applications may be considered for younger pupils.
All Junior pupils attend lunch in the Monastic Barn, where food is provided and inclusive of the fees. They are escorted there by a member of staff. Pupils do not bring packed lunches.
A deposit is payable to secure your child’s place at King’s Ely Junior and when they move to King’s Ely Senior.
Please make Admissions aware of your request and allow a little over two hours for your whole visit.