Application and Entrance
Parental Information and Entrance Arrangements
Admission & Entrance Examination
Entrance to Bablake Junior School is available any time where vacancies exist. For Year 3 entry an examination is held in February of each year. As two classes in Year 3 become three in Year 4 it is always possible to join later. Entrance assessments for older children, or younger children at the Pre Prep, may take place on any suitable occasion or during a visit.
During their time with us pupils will make a considerable amount of progress. Our entrance assessment is about recognising a child's potential and not simply what or how somebody has been taught. Pupils come to us from many different backgrounds and have had varying educational experiences.
It is our hope that all of our pupils will go on to gain entry into the Senior School. This is quite an academic challenge and we therefore accept children into Bablake Junior School who we feel have that potential.
Entrance assessments in Reading, English and Maths are based on the work that will be done by the children at their current schools. In Reading, we assess each child's skills in comprehension, spelling and grammar and we also ask them to do a little writing. In Maths, we expect each child to have a broad ability and a working knowledge of mathematical terms.
Pupils will also have to complete a non-verbal reasoning paper. This test seeks to give an indicator as to their potential and suggests how easily they may acquire new concepts.
In advance of the Year 3 entrance assessment many children will visit us and perhaps spend a half day with us. They usually want to stay longer! Older pupils visit for the day and are usually assessed during that visit. As well as sitting the entrance assessments, we will also contact your child's present school to get further information about their progress to date.
If you would like your son or daughter to be considered for entry into Bablake Junior School you should complete the application form.
The Year 3 entrance exam takes place on the morning of the first Saturday in February each year. Please ensure that completed application forms for all applicants is submitted to the school. Thank you.
At Bablake Junior School we are determined to allow all of our pupils to access the full curriculum. Lessons are carefully planned to facilitate this and support is available in small groups and individually. Our brightest children are also challenged and supported within their learning.
Scholarships and Bursaries
Scholarships are recognition of outstanding academic talent and potential and four are awarded at the end of Year 3.
A limited number of financial bursaries are also available. These are means tested and their award depends upon a family's financial circumstances and a child's academic potential. Bursary decisions are made alongside the entrance exam.
All boys and girls attending Bablake Junior School are required to wear the prescribed school uniform. All items may be purchased from the school shop although many may also be bought elsewhere.
Fees for 2014 -15 £2580 per term
This fee is inclusive of all books and stationery. There is a facility in place for parents to pay their school fees by direct debit monthly payment.
Notice of intention to remove your child from school must be made by parents in writing, with at least one term's notice. All letters must be addressed to the Headmaster.
By arrangement with each Music Tutor and currently approximately £12.00 - £15.00 per individual lesson. Group lessons are also available, particularly for beginners.
Curriculum, Anti-bullying, Educational Visits, Complaints, Admissions, Discipline and other school policies are available on our website.