Admissions Policy

Oak Heights School is an academically selective day school for boys and girls aged 11-16 years, maintaining an all-round approach to education. First and foremost, the School must feel confident that it will be able to educate fully any applicant child according to his or her potential and in line with the standards achieved by the prospective pupil’s peers, and that he or she would support the aims, ethos and expectations to which the School aspires to uphold. The entrance procedure is via selection on academic merit and on assessment of a pupil’s likely positive contribution to the school community as a whole. Additionally, a report from the applicant’s current school will also be obtained to validate their academic and social merits. Applicants sit the entrance exams as described in the rest of this Policy. All applicants who demonstrate sufficient merit in the entrance exams will be invited to an interview with the Principal. The School has always conducted its admissions on a fair and non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable adjustments will be made available in the entrance exams. After the initial selection process, applicants will be fully considered only when the Registration Form has been completed and returned with payment. Applications after the deadline notified in the Parents’ Guide will be considered at the School’s discretion. Entrance exams may be varied and/or may be held for late applicants and/or at times other than those published in advance at the School’s discretion. Admission will be subject to availability of a place and fulfilment of the current admission requirements. The School welcomes staff and children from many different ethnic groups, backgrounds and those with religious and non-religious beliefs. The Human Rights Act is applied with unwavering rigour. The School will make all reasonable adjustments to ensure that children with disabilities have full access to the School’s curriculum, culture, policies and procedures. The School’s physical facilities for the disabled comply with statutory regulations and it will do all that is reasonable to make certain that the School’s culture, policies and procedures are made accessible to children who have disabilities and to act in accordance with its legal and moral responsibilities under the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001.