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Admissions

Belmont is a co-educational Preparatory School for pupils aged 7 to 13. Entry is available at 7+ (Year 3) and 11+ (Year 7)

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

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.

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 and individual tours can be arranged by telephoning the Admissions Office.

Registration for September 2019 is now open

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, Grimsdell. 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.

Key dates for 7+ (Year 3) entry in September 2019

7+ candidates will enter Belmont via the following assessment system.

Deadline for 7+ applications Friday 9 November 2018
Dates of Entrance Examination Tue 13 – Fri 16 November 2018  9am-12pm

Carousel of three 45 minute classroom based activities and teacher led sessions including break and playtime

  • 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 November 2018
Offers Posted Monday 28 January 2019
Deadline Acceptances Wednesday 6 February 2019

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.

Key dates for 11+ (Year 7) 2019 entry

11+ candidates will enter Belmont via the following assessment system.

Deadline for 11+ applications Friday 16 November 2018
Dates of Entrance Examination Wed 21- Fri 23 November 2018
Mon 26- Wed 28 November 2018
9am-1pm
Carousel of three 75 minute activities (including a break and a snack):

  • Computer–based CEM Select test (Reading Comprehension, Verbal, Non-Verbal and Numerical Reasoning)
  • Group interview
  • Problem solving and teamwork exercise
References Requested November 2018
Deadline for Music applications Monday 7 January 2019
Deadline for Bursary applications Monday 10 December 2018
Candidates selected for Academic & Music Scholarship interviews are notified Monday 21 January 2019
Academic & Music Scholarship call-back interview and auditions Monday 28 January & Weds 30 January 2019
Offers Posted Friday 8 February 2019
Deadline for Bursary & Award Acceptances Friday 1 March 2019
Deadline for Fee paying Acceptances Monday 4 March 2019

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.html 

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.

Admission to other year groups (Chance Vacancies)

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

For any further information please contact