Admissions Overview

All enquiries regarding admission to King's College, should be made to the Registrar, who will be very pleased to arrange an appointment and may be contacted by telephone (01823 328204), by fax (01823 328202), by email ( admissions@kings-taunton.co.uk), or by letter to The Registrar, King’s College, Taunton, Somerset TA1 3LA.

Pupils are normally admitted between 13 and 14 years of age, subject to a satisfactory report from their previous school. They must also gain a sufficiently high mark in the Common Entrance (or College Scholarship) examinations to give grounds for confidence that they are capable of following the curriculum of the school. Special arrangements are made for pupils who wish to enter from maintained schools, or from schools which do not follow the Common Entrance syllabus. A few pupils also enter the school at the beginning of their GCSE courses.

There are places at Sixth Form level for suitably qualified girls and boys. Candidates for these places are asked to contact the Registrar during the Michaelmas Term immediately preceding the summer in which they are to sit their GCSEs. Later applications for entry into the Sixth Form are also possible, and are considered on their merits.

Boys and girls may be registered for entry to King's College at any age, with confirmation of final entry being received at least one year before the due start date. The registration form should be completed and returned, together with a non-refundable registration fee of £75, to the Registrar at the above address. Cheques should be made payable to King's College. A receipt will be sent confirming the registration. Please let the Registrar know of any subsequent change of address.

Pupils Entering Between 13 and 14 Years of Age

We expect to offer a guaranteed place (subject to a satisfactory performance in Common Entrance) approximately 18 months before a pupil enters the school. If this place is accepted, a deposit of £700* will be required, and is kept by the school until after the final term, when it is returned less any extras incurred in that term.

Sixth Form Pupils

A minimum of five GCSE passes (at least 3 Bs and 2 Cs) is required, as well as a satisfactory school report. If a candidate is accepted a deposit of £700* will be required, and is kept by the school until after the final term, when it is returned less any extras incurred in that term.

(*Rates may vary subject to country of residence.)

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