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 both year groups in Sixth Form can be made all year round, although visits during term-time are subject to availability.

Register

To register, please complete and return our Registration Form along with the appropriate registration fee.

Taster Days

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. For more information about our Taster Days, please contact Admissions.

Assessments

All registered students for Year 12 entry in 2018/19 are invited to attend an interview with the Principal and predicted grades are requested from a student’s current school. Those students not following a British curriculum will be required to take assessments in English and Maths. The assessments can be taken remotely. Interviews can be carried out via Skype.

Offer of a place

The entry requirement for Year 12 is currently six Cs or equivalent, with Bs in those subjects wishing to be pursued at A Level. The offer letter is grade-dependent and will explain our required timescales for accepting the offer.

Acceptance of a place

Parents are required to sign an Acceptance Form, which includes confirmation that they have read and accepted the school’s Terms and Conditions, and to pay the required acceptance deposit.

Induction

Prior to a student’s first day, they will be invited to spend some time with the year group they will be joining. The main Induction Day for King’s Ely Sixth Form students starting each September is in mid-June each year.

Information seminar

Current Year 11 parents are invited to a seminar hosted by current pupils and the Sixth Form team on the last Saturday of the Michaelmas Term.

Scholarships and Awards

King’s Ely believes that it has a duty to ensure the continuation of excellence in the school by the designation of awards to talented pupils. Such awards are restricted to maximum of 10% of the day tuition fee and are subject to satisfactory performance and behaviour, reviewed on an annual basis. Award holders whose families are unable to meet the remaining fees may apply for financial support. We advise that pupils should apply for a maximum of two scholarships/awards.

We are delighted to receive scholarship applications from students for the following:

Academic
DT (Design and Technology)
Music
Sport
Drama
Art

The combined value of any two scholarships cannot exceed 10% of the day tuition fee. Occasionally the parent(s) of a pupil who has been elected to a scholarship is willing to surrender all or part of the emoluments for the benefit of another pupil who needs assistance. In such a case the student retains the title and privileges of a scholar. The school particularly appreciates gestures of this kind.

Scholarship guidance, practice papers and application forms for Year 12 entry are available to download.

Key dates for 2018/19 entry

We are still taking applications for Year 12 entry 2018

Deadline for scholarship applications: Friday 20 October 2017

Awards dates:

Design and Technology: Tuesday 7 November 2017
Sport: Tuesday 7 November 2017
Art (Fine Art and Photography): Tuesday 7 November 2017

Art (Textiles): Thursday 9 November 2017
Music: Friday 10 November 2017
Drama: Friday 10 November 2017

Academic Written Papers: Wednesday 8 November 2017
Academic Scholarship Interviews: Thursday 16 November 2017

Sixth Form FAQs

We wish our child to join Sixth Form mid-year. Is this possible?

You can only start mid-term or mid-year start in exceptional circumstances, for example, if exam boards match. Please contact Admissions to enquire about availability.

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. Places in Year 12 are offered on the basis of predicted grades.

Can my child bring a packed lunch?
All Sixth Form students attend lunch in the Old Palace Refectory, where food is provided and inclusive of the fees. Students do not bring packed lunches.

Is there school on Saturdays?
Students do not have compulsory lessons on Saturdays. There are fixtures on Saturday afternoons which pupils are required to attend should they represent a team. Other compulsory Saturdays are published in advance, such as Open Events.

I need my child to stay later after the end of the school day. Is there provision for this?
After school clubs finish at 17:30. We also offer flexi boarding, subject to availability.

We wish to apply for a scholarship for Year 12 entry, is this possible?
We offer scholarships for entry into Year 12. Please see the Scholarships and Awards section above.

We would like to apply for Financial Assistance with the fees. How do we do this?
Bursary applications are accepted for Year 12. Please see the Financial assistance section for further information.

How do I accept an offer of a place and secure this for my child?
A deposit is payable to secure your child’s place at King’s Ely Sixth Form.