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Solihull School

Solihull School

Key Dates/Registration

Pupils gain admission to Solihull School in one of the following ways:

  • At 7 to 14: Solihull School Entrance Test
  • At 16: Interview and GCSE Results

Senior School

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 18 September 2018
Entrance Examination: Saturday 10 November 2018
Results letters posted: Wednesday 11 December 2018
Closing date for replies: Friday 8 March 2019

Junior School

Closing date for applications: Monday 3 December 2018
Entrance Examination:  Saturday 12 January 2019
Results letters posted:  Tuesday 22 Janaury 2019
Closing date for replies:  Thursday 31 January 2019

Sixth Form

Sixth Form Information Evening:  Wednesday 7 November 2018
Closing date for applications:  Wednesday 12 December 2018 (internal UV pupils)
Wednesday 9 January 2019 (external)
Scholarship Examination:  Tuesday 22 January 2019
Results letters posted:  Friday 1 March 2019
Closing date for replies:  Thursday 14 March 2019

For key scholarship dates please visit our Scholarships page.

Pathways to the Senior School

As of 2017, there are three pathways to join our Senior School:

  1. For those pupils who join us in J1 (Year 3), J2 (Year 4) and at the beginning of J3 (Year 5) the Headmaster intends to communicate Senior School offers to those pupils at the end of the first term in J3.
  2. For those pupils who join us in J4 (Year 6), the acceptance of an offer at 10+ automatically leads to an offer at 11+.
  3. For those pupils hoping to join us in the Third Form (Year 7), they must perform sufficiently well in the 11+ examination and have supportive references from their current school.

All internal offers are subject to sustained good performances throughout J3 and J4.

All of our J4 pupils will sit the 11+ entrance examination, regardless of their offer status, so that they can compete for academic scholarships and provide the Senior School with useful baseline information.

Admissions in the course of an academic year are by special arrangement with the Headmaster.

Parents seeking the admission of their sons or daughters are asked to complete the appropriate application, which you can download below in PDF format.

In due course the applicant will sit the relevant examination. In the case of girls and boys entering the Sixth Form from other schools, admission is based on interview and GCSE results. The Sixth Form Booklet (including further detail on the application process, relevant dates and subject choices) is available below.

When a place is offered to an applicant, parents are asked to confirm acceptance and to send a confirmation of entry fee. All boys and girls who are awarded a place are expected to stay until they are at least 16.