Entrance to Solihull
|Play based assessment|
Play based assessment
|Informal assessments in reading, writing 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 Morning Session each day (Monday - Friday, 8.15 am - 12.00 pm) during the academic year and from the October half term it will also be compulsory for children to attend the Lunchtime Session (12.00 pm - 1.00 pm) each day for the remainder of the academic year. These sessions include a mid-morning snack and lunch for the children. The Morning Session includes the 15 hours government entitlement.
Additionally, during the summer term children will also be required to attend a minimum of two full days per week to further prepare them for a smooth transition to Reception. 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 can be found at Wraparound Care
Please note that all children must be toilet trained prior to starting.
- Morning Session - 8:15 am - 12:00 pm
- Lunchtime Session - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
- Afternoon Session - 1:00 pm - 3:15 pm
- Full time Monday - Friday - 8:15 am - 3:15 pm
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 Tuesday 14 September 2021
The closing date for applications for the Nursery, Infant and Junior School Monday 29 November 2021
The closing dates for applications for the Sixth Form Wednesday 8 December 2021 (internal UV pupils) and Thursday 6 January 2022 (external)
The assessments for Nursery and Reception are:
- Saturday 15 January 2022
The assessments and examinations for Infant 1 to 10+ are:
- Saturday 8 January 2022
The Entrance Examination date for 11+, 12+, 13+ and 14+ are:
- Saturday 6 November 2021
The Sixth Form Scholarship Examination is Saturday 5 February 2022