To find out more about our Admissions process, please click through the steps below.
Step 1 Contact Us using
the form below
Step 2 Come and Visit Us
at King's College
2019/20/21 Admissions Calendars
To learn more about our Admissions process, please take a look at our admissions calendars: 2020 Third Form Calender and 2021 Third Form Calendar, Sixth Form Admissions Calendar. Here you will find details of our forthcoming events, scholarship deadlines and entrance assessments.
Attend an Open Day
King's College holds Open Days in April/May and October.
If you would like to attend our next Open Day, please contact Kate Rippin via telephone, 01823 328204, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Book an Individual Visit
We offer individual school tours during term time and holidays. The tour will usually be with a pupil and a member of the Admissions team and lasts for around 2 hours. There will also be an opportunity to meet with our Headmaster.
To book a visit please contact our admissions team: 01823 email@example.com
We hold taster days for prospective pupils who would like to experience life at King's for a day. These can be arranged throughout the year.
We also invite potential pupils and their parents to a familiarisation day in November in the year preceding entry. A full day of activities gives an opportunity to absorb a sense of the atmosphere of the school. During the last weeks of the term before pupils enter the school there is a further day for new pupils which reflects normal school routine with lessons and activities. This gives a chance to meet those joining their house as well as their year in the school. King's has a reputation for having a warm and welcoming atmosphere and we look forward to meeting you.
Headmaster's Discovery Days
This September, we welcome pupils prospective pupils to our Headmaster's Discovery Days. This two-day event sees pupils develop their teamwork and problem-solving skills in a series of exciting workshops and challenges. Please click here to find out more.
Step 3 Register for a Place
(if not done already)
Register for a Place
All enquiries regarding admission to King's College, should be made to the Director of Admissions, who will be very pleased to arrange an appointment and may be contacted by telephone (01823 328204), by fax (01823 328202), by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or by letter to the Director of Admissions.
The registration form should be completed and returned, together with a non-refundable registration fee of £100, to:
the Director of Admissions, King's College, Taunton, Somerset TA1 3LA
Cheques should be made payable to King's Schools.
A receipt will be sent confirming the registration.
Please let us know of any subsequent change of address.
Step 4 Attend Assessment and
Attend Assessment and Interview Days
All pupils joining King's College are required to sit maths, English and verbal reasoning (VR) assessments. It is not possible to prepare for the VR. It will take an hour to complete.
Once we have received a copy of your child’s school report and references as appropriate, we will contact you to arrange for your child to attend one of our assessment days.
Those pupils who are at a school that does not sit Common Entrance will be offered a place subject to meeting the King's College standards in the assessments. Entry at 13+ (into Year 9) is by completion of an interview with the Headmaster, receipt of standardised test scores and the candidate’s most recent school report. Setting into Year 9 will be based on school reports, standardised test results and Common Entrance results. While Common Entrance does not, formally, determine whether or not a pupil gains entry, we still value the exams and the results will be used for setting.
We require a satisfactory academic reference for those joining King's at Sixth Form. Places will be subject to gaining 3 Bs and 2 Cs in GCSE examinations. For those who do not follow the GCSE specification, entrance assessments will be required to secure a place.
Step 5 Successful Candidates Receive
an Offer of a Place
Successful Candidates Receive an Offer of a Place
The offer of a place will be sent out the week following the entrance assessment days. For scholarship candidates, this will be up to two weeks after the assessments.
Places are offered to pupils who have performed well in the assessments. An offer will be made to pupils whose schools prepare for Common Entrance, subject to satisfactory results, without having to sit entrance assessments.
Places into the Sixth Form are subject to achieving 3 Bs and 2 Cs at GCSE or those who performed well in the entrance assessments (if they did not follow the GCSE specification).
Step 6 New Pupil Information and
House Allocation Packs
New Pupil Information and House Allocation Packs
In the Summer Term before entry, the Admissions Department will send new pupils and parents our new pupil information and accompanying administrative forms. They will also confirm which house your child has been allocated to.
Information for new pupils can be downloaded here:
Step 7 Start of Term
for New Pupils
Start of Term for New Pupils
New pupils arrive on the first day of term when all boarders return –this is normally a Sunday evening.
The Headmaster, Houseparents and induction tutor will invite all new pupils and parents to join us for a number of welcome events on this day.