Belmont - Admissions

Admissions

The Admissions Office deals with all applications to Belmont Mill Hill Preparatory School.

There are two main points of entry into the School – 7+ (Year 3) and 11+ (Year 7). Occasionally there are places available in other years – these are called ‘Chance Vacancies’.

In order to complete the admissions process all pupils will be interviewed and tested and a school reference will be requested from the current school.

When choosing a school we welcome all parents and prospective pupils to pay a personal visit to Belmont so that they can see the School’s facilities and meet the members of staff and current pupils. There are regular Open Mornings (see our ‘Open Mornings ‘ section for dates) and individual tours can be arranged by telephoning the Admissions Office.

Register your child

Admission to Year 3 (7+)

We welcome 20-25 boys and girls into Year 3 to join Belmont each year. They join our current Year 2 children coming up from our Pre- prep school. Your child must have reached the age of seven before 1st September in the year of entry and will be in Year 2 when they sit their entrance tests. Our assessments take place in the November prior to entering the school the following September.

You can then register as soon as you’ve shortlisted our school or once your child is in Year 1. Please note that we do not offer bursary or scholarship awards for 7+ entry. These are awarded at 11+,13+ and 16+ entry.

Our 7+ registration list is now open for September 2018. Please register here online or for further information please contact Irenie Manfredi (Head of Admissions) imanfredi@belmontschool.com  or on 020 8906 7290 or Hannah Phillips hphillips@belmontschool.com or on 020 8 906 7275.

Key dates for 7+ (Year 3) entry in September 2018

7+ candidates will enter Belmont via the following assessment system. In the autumn term, boys and girls in Year 2 will be invited in for a morning. There will be a carousel of three 45 minute classroom based and teacher led sessions including break and playtime.

Deadline for 7+ applications Friday 10 November 2017
Dates of Entrance Examination Tues-Thurs 14-16 November 2017 
9am-12pm
Carousel of three 45 minute activities:

  • Maths, NVR and Reading test
  • Discussion of a text with a teacher, short writing task and circle time activity
  • An interview, constructive play and snack
References Requested Monday 6 November 2017
Offers Posted Monday 29 January 2018
Deadline Acceptances Wednesday 7 February 2018

Dates will be fairly similar from year to year.

Admission to Year 7 (11+)

We welcome 40-45 boys and girls into Year 7 each year to join our current Year 6 children at Belmont. Your child will be in Year 6 when they sit their entrance exam.

There is a three step entrance assessment (exam, interview and teamwork exercise) which takes place in November prior to entering the school in September of the following year.

The process can seem daunting at first, but we aim to make it as smooth and enjoyable as possible! We will keep you regularly updated with where we are in the process, what happens next and how your child is getting on. We hope you will find all necessary information here, but please do email Irenie Manfredi imanfredi@belmontschool.com or Hannah Phillips hphillips@belmontschool.com if you have any questions at all.

Key dates for 11+ (Year 7) 2018 entry

11+ candidates will enter Belmont via the following assessment system. In the autumn term, boys and girls in Year 6 will be invited in for a morning. This will involve a carousel of three 75 minute activities and will include a break and snack.

Deadline for 11+ applications Friday 17 November 2017
Dates of Entrance Examination Thur 23-Fri 24 November 2017
Mon 27-Weds 29 November 2017
9am-1pm

Carousel of three 75 minute activities:

  • Computer–based CEM Select test (Reading Comprehension, Verbal, Non-Verbal and Numerical Reasoning)
  • Group interview
  • Problem solving and teamwork exercise
References Requested Monday 6 November 2017
Deadline for Music applications Monday 11 December 2017
Deadline for Bursary applications Monday 11 December 2017
Candidates selected for Academic & Music Scholarship interviews are notified Monday 22 January 2018
Academic & Music Scholarship call-back interview and auditions Monday 29 January & Weds 31 January 2018
Offers Posted Thursday 15 February 2018
Deadline for Bursary & Award Acceptances Thursday 1 March 2018
Deadline for Fee paying Acceptances Monday 5 March 2018

Dates will be fairly similar from year to year

For our 11+ computer test we do not provide practice materials but we provide a familiarisation website for parents and children. Please refer to: https://www.intuproject.org/CEMSelect/CSFamiliarisation.swf 

Please note: CEM’s assessment familiarisations use Adobe Flash which does not run on iOS. Please open on a Windows or Mac OS X computer enabled with Adobe Flash. The familiarisations will not open on iPhone and iPad as these do not support Adobe Flash.

Our 11+ registration list is now open for September 2018. Please register here online or please email Irenie Manfredi imanfredi@belmontschool.com or Hannah Phillips hphillips@belmontschool.com for more details and for waiting list enquiries.

Admission to other year groups (Chance vacancies)

Occasionally there are places available in other years – these are called ‘chance vacancies’.

For further information please contact

Irenie Manfredi (Head of Admissions) imanfredi@belmontschool.com  or on 020 8906 7290  or Hannah Phillips hphillips@belmontschool.com or on 020 8 906 7275.