5+ Assessments for entry into Year 1 in September 2020
The Wednesday afternoon ‘playdates’ for applicants into Year 1 in September 2020 are taking place currently. Decision letters will be sent out to applicant families on Friday 29th March.
Change of Admissions Policy effective September 2020
In March 2019, the Governors agreed a new Admissions Policy for entry to The Hall that comes into effect from September 2020 and does away with the former 5+ entry point. As a result, from September 2020 a third class will be added to our Reception department and each year The Hall will admit approximately 54 boys into the Reception year at 4+.
Places already offered to those families who chose to enter their son into Year 1 in 2020 will be honoured of course. However, this will be the last cohort to enter directly into Year 1 at The Hall. By September 2020 the only entry point into The Hall will be at 4+, apart from the occasional places that become available now and again.
We are in the process of writing to prospective parents who are due to join us for our next round of open evenings this May in order to inform them of the decision.
Open Evenings May 2019
The Admissions Registrar will be contacting parents of boys with confirmed registration for entry to The Hall from September 2020, to invite them to one of three upcoming Open Evenings on Thursday 2nd May, Wednesday 8th May or Thursday 16th May.
In the company of members of staff and pupils, the evening will start in our Middle School Hall, where the Headmaster Chris Godwin will give an overview of the vision, aims and objectives we hold for The Hall, before Kevin Dobson, Head of the Junior School, describes life as a young pupil in the Junior School.
Following these short talks, you will be allocated to a small group for tours around our Senior, Middle and Junior Schools. You will be accompanied by a member of staff and a pupil from Year 8 and will return afterwards to the hall for a Drinks Reception. The evening’s proceedings will be completed shortly after 8.30pm.
We hope that you will be able to join us – if the proposed date is impossible for you, it may be that we can offer you the chance to visit on an alternative Open Evening. If however you are not able to come on any of these evenings, it is most important that you let us know that you are still interested in a place.