Entry at 4+
Places for Reception are allocated by ballot. Drawn in early March of the year preceding entry, the process means boys’ places are allocated 18 months before they begin school.
Boys can be registered for entry at 4+ at any time from birth. The registration fee is £100 and is non-refundable.
Click here to view our step by step timeline for entry into 4+.
Reception September 2021
Although the ballot for Reception September 2021 entry has now taken place and places have all been allocated, please contact the Admissions Registrar as above for more information, as our waiting list generally moves in the months leading up to entry.
Reception September 2022
The ballot for entry into Reception September 2022 has now taken place. If you wish to join our waiting list please register your son here. In our experience the waiting list does tend to move between ballot and entry.
Reception September 2023
For entry into Reception September 2023, you must register your son and complete the ballot form by 24th February 2022. Before being entered into the ballot, parents must have visited the school either at one of our Open Mornings or one of the Headmaster’s Coffee Mornings before the 24th February deadline.
In the ballot, the first names drawn will be offered places, with siblings being given priority (provided that the older sibling is doing well at Rokeby). Names will then continue to be drawn and placed in order on one of two waiting lists: one for boys born in September-February and the other for boys born in March-August, to ensure an even spread of ages throughout the year group.
Once offered a place, parents or guardians have two weeks from the date of the offer to return a formal acceptance and pay a deposit of £2,500, half of which will be deducted from the first term’s invoice, and the balance held as a deposit until the boy leaves at 13. Should a boy leave before this time, the remainder of the deposit will be refunded only if the Headmaster has agreed on the reason for his move. If no response to the offer has been received after the two-week deadline, we will assume that the place is not required and will offer it to the next boy on the waiting list.
All places offered are subject to a positive nursery reference which we request from the nurseries nearer the entry date and a successful experience at the Discovery Morning. Please be aware that should we have concerns that Rokeby will not be the right setting for your son we reserve the right to withdraw our offer of a place at this point or at any point prior to entry should the need arise. In this case, all monies will be refunded (excluding the £100 registration fee).
Parents or guardians of a boy who accept, but do not subsequently take up a place, will forfeit the whole deposit paid. If less than a term’s notice is given, a whole term’s fee in lieu of notice will also be payable.
Entry at 7+ and 8+
The assessment for entry into the school at 7+ (Year 3) in September 2022 will take place in November 2021 and will consist of written papers in Maths and English, a computer-based Verbal/Non-Verbal Reasoning paper, and a Music/Drama activity. Dates will be published as soon as confirmed. If you would like your son to sit the assessment you will need to register him with us and complete an assessment application form. The closing date for applications will be two weeks before the assessment, or once capacity has been reached, whichever is soonest. Please contact the Admissions Registrar on email@example.com for more information.
The assessment for entry into the school at 8+ (Year 4) in September 2022 will take place in November 2021 and will consist of written papers in Maths and English, a computer-based Verbal/Non-Verbal Reasoning paper, and a Music/Drama activity. Dates will be published as soon as confirmed. If you would like your son to sit the assessment you will need to register him with us and complete an assessment application form. The closing date for applications will be two weeks before the assessment, or once capacity has been reached, whichever is soonest.
The administration fee for the 7+ and 8+ entrance assessment is £100 and this fee is non-refundable.
Please contact the Admissions Registrar on firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Entry at 11+
We anticipate having some places available to external candidates for entry at 11+ (Year 7) in September 2021. With this in mind, we will be running an 11+ Assessment Morning on Wednesday 3rd March 2021.
The assessment will consist of Maths, English and Verbal-Non-Verbal Reasoning, with boys who perform well being invited for interview the following week. You will be asked to provide a copy of your son’s most recent school report and we will request a reference from his current school. Please contact the Admissions Registrar via email@example.com for more information. The closing date for applications is Monday 22nd February 2021.
Years 7 and 8 are a special time for our boys. They work hard whilst learning to lead and manage their busy lives. They embrace new opportunities and responsibilities that come with being at the top of the school. They make lifelong friends and leave with their happy memories, confident, and ready for Senior School life. They often come back to visit us.
We operate small waiting lists for occasional places at other entry points throughout the school.
Each candidate is assessed in relation to his age, with younger boys being given a more informal assessment.
If you require any policies or further information please contact the Registrar on firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be forwarded to you free of charge.