The transition into Junior School marks the beginning of new experiences and opportunities for children to embark upon a journey of personal and academic development that will shape their next educational steps.
Starting Junior School is an important milestone that signifies growth and offers more opportunities for independence. Whether you are joining Clifton High School for the first time, or are moving up from our Infant School, you are in safe hands.
NEW FAMILIES JOINING OUR COMMUNITY
We are delighted that Clifton High School is a consideration for you and your family. You will be guided through our admissions process below and after taking the first step, you will be supported on an individual basis by our friendly Admissions team.
The typical entry points into the Junior School are Year 3 and Year 5, however we are always pleased to welcome applications for Year 4 and 6 when and where we have available places. If a year group is full, we will run a waiting list for entry.
Our Admissions Process
|1. VISIT US
Your journey begins with a warm invitation to one of our upcoming Open Events, or by scheduling a private tour. We believe that by visiting the School, you are afforded the opportunity to speak to our current pupils and teachers, see our excellent facilities and gain an insight into and feel for our vibrant community.
|2. COMPLETE A REGISTRATION FORM
Simply fill out our registration form and submit it to us along with your child's recent school report. The Admissions Department will be in touch to arrange for your child to sit entrance examinations, or attend a Taster Day, depending on their year of entry.
Places in the Junior School are currently awarded on a first come first served basis, we advise registering as early as practically possible to avoid disappointment.
|3. ENTRANCE EXAMS (ENTRY INTO Y4,5,6)
Children will be invited to sit our entrance examinations in a relaxed and welcoming School environment. These assessments help us to understand a child's strengths, ensuring a fair analysis of their abilities.
Year 3 pupils do not undertake a formal entrance examination. However, they will be assessed for their ability in English and Mathematcis in a relaxed manner by the class teacher.
|4. TASTER DAY AND REFERENCE
Children will then be invited to a Taster Day, where they can be acquainted with friends and experience, first hand, the joy of a typical day at Clifton High School.
|5. MEET THE HEAD OF INFANT AND JUNIOR SCHOOL
As part of the bespoke entrance process, we offer parents the opportunity to meet with our Head of Infant and Junior School, Mrs Alice Taylor. As Mrs Taylor will be on maternity leave from September 2023 – Summer 2024, Mrs Sarah Barker, Head of EYFS will be pleased to meet with potential families during this period. All our staff members look forward to meeting new families and are always happy to answer questions from prospective parents about our School.
|6. OFFER PACKET SENT
After the entrance process is complete, our Admissions Team will mail out formal offer letters, celebrating your choice of entrusting Clifton High School with your child’s education.
|7. ACCEPTANCE LETTER
Finally, we hope that you accept the offer and embark upon the next stage of the journey with us to become a valued member of our Clifton High School family. At this stage, we request the completion of the acceptance paperwork and payment of a deposit.
|8. TRANSITION DAY AND INFORMATION EVENTS
Once enrolled in our School, children will be invited to attend a fun Moving-Up Morning in the Summer Term, and parents to a Year Ahead Information Evening as well as a Welcome Drinks and BBQ. These events allow new families to meet and gain an insightful opportunity to explore the benefits of becoming a member of the Clifton High School community.
Our friendly Admissions Department is always happy to answer any further questions provide all the necessary information about School life, purchasing uniforms and arrangements for your child’s start date. Once your child is enrolled in the School, their class teacher will become the first point of contact.