Entrance to Solihull School
|Stay and play, play based assessment|
Play based assessment
|Informal assessments in reading, spelling and numeracy|
Infant 2 (6+)
|Formal assessments in English and Maths|
7+, 8+, 9+, 10+
|English (Comprehension and Creative Writing) and Maths (Written)|
Task 1: Comprehension of prose passage
Task 2: Creative/descriptive/original writing (choose from a number of options)
|Section B||Analysis of prose, passage or poem. Questions testing the pupils’ skills of inference|
|Section A||Basic arithmetic|
|Section B||Arithmetic and thinking skills|
|Section C||Problem solving|
|Section A||Comprehension of passage|
|Section B||Creative/descriptive/original writing task|
|Testing arithmetic and more advanced problem solving|
|Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Multiple choice and short answer questions|
|Section A||Translating MFL into English|
|Section B||Translating English into MFL|
All ages calculated as at 1 September.
solihull preparatory school
Children may join the Nursery in September following their third birthday.
Children are required to attend the Nursery for a minimum of 5 mornings per week (3 hours per day). Please note that we do not regard this as a sufficient amount of time to fully prepare them for entry into Reception, therefore, it is compulsory for children to also attend the Lunchtime Session each day during the Easter and summer terms (increasing to 4.5 hours per day).
Additionally, during the summer term children will also be required to attend a minimum of 2 full days per week to further prepare them for a smooth transition to Reception (totalling 27.5 hours per week, i.e. 3 x 4.5 hours + 2 x 7 hours). You may wish to choose additional sessions over and above the minimum requirements.
Places in Nursery are offered in the order in which completed registrations are received, subject to a family visit, school tour, informal (observational) assessment, reference(s) where appropriate and a meeting with the Head or delegate thereof.
Following admission, further ongoing informal assessments will take place throughout the Nursery year to ensure that Solihull is the right school for your son or daughter. Parents/guardians will be notified during the Christmas term if there are any immediate concerns.
Fees per session - to be confirmed - are inclusive of mid-morning snack and lunch as appropriate.
A chargeable wraparound provision will be made available - further details to be confirmed.
Please note that all children must be toilet trained prior to starting.
- Morning Session - 8:30am - 11:30am - covered by the 15 hours government entitlement
- Lunchtime Session - 11:30am - 1:00pm
- Afternoon Session - 1:00pm - 3:30pm
- Full time Monday - Friday - 8:30am - 3:30pm
Childcare vouchers are accepted in the Nursery only.
Places in Reception are offered in the order in which completed registrations are received, subject to a family visit, school tour, informal (observational) assessment, reference(s) where appropriate and a meeting with the Head or delegate thereof.
Following admission, further ongoing informal assessments will take place throughout Reception to ensure that Solihull is the right school for your son or daughter.
Places in Infant 1 are offered in the order in which completed registrations are received, subject to a family visit, school tour, informal assessment, reference(s) and a meeting with the Head or delegate thereof.
Following admission, further ongoing informal assessments will take place throughout Infant 1 to ensure that Solihull is the right school for your son or daughter.
Infant 2 (6+)
For those children hoping to join us in Infant 2, they must perform sufficiently well in the 6+ assessment and have supportive reference(s) from their current school.
Subject to confirmation by the Headmaster, all pupils in Infants will ordinarily transfer to Junior 1. The Headmaster intends to confirm these places at the same time as he offers external applicants a place following our 7+ exam. Offers of places in J1 are subject to sustained good performance throughout the remainder of Infant 2.
All of our Infant 2 pupils will sit the 7+ entrance examination for benchmarking purposes.
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 benchmark information.
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.
For more detailed information regarding entrance at 11+ please refer to Pathways to Senior School at 11+
In the case of students 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.
GENERAL ADMISSIONS INFORMATION
Our main pupil intake is the first day of the new academic year every September for entry points Reception to UVI.
Children may join the Nursery in the September following their third birthday and children may join Reception in the September following their fourth birthday.
Other admissions during the course of an academic year are by special arrangement with the Headmaster. However, we do not admit pupils during the course of the academic year from LV to UVI.
Parents seeking the admission of their sons or daughters are asked to complete the appropriate registration form, which you can download below in PDF format.
When a place is offered to an applicant, parents are asked to confirm acceptance and to send a confirmation of entry fee. All pupils who are awarded a place are expected to stay until they are at least 16.
All admissions procedures are subject to regular review and may change at any time at the discretion of the Headmaster.
The closing date for applications for the Senior School is Tuesday 15 September 2020
The closing date for applications for the Nursery, Infant and Junior School is Monday 30 November 2020
The closing dates for applications for the Sixth Form are Wednesday 9 December 2020 (internal UV pupils) and Thursday 7 January 2021 (external)
The assessments for Nursery are:
- Friday 8 January 2021 - Stay and Play afternoon
- Monday 11 January 2021 - Play based assessment
The assessments for Infant School are:
- Saturday 9 January 2021
The Entrance Examination dates are:
- Saturday 7 November 2020 for Senior School
- Saturday 9 January 2021 for Junior School
The Sixth Form Scholarship Examination is Tuesday 26 January 2021