Academic Standards and Admissions to the School
Pupils can join the school from Reception age group to Year 9 dependent on admissions policy and available places. Entry to Juniors from Years 3 to 6 is dependent on an academic assessment and report from the child's present school.
Entry to Seniors from Year 7 onwards is dependent on passing an entrance test in order to determine whether the pupil will be able to cope with the curriculum, and on a report from the child's present school. The Entrance Test includes English, Mathematics, VR, and NVR papers and also an interview.
The ability range of pupils entering Ditcham Park is quite wide and where required some of our pupils benefit from additional support with their studies from specialist learning support teachers.
It is however a fact that we more readily accept young children who need learning support than older ones.
The School's pass rate for 5+ A*-C grades at GCSE has consistently been 100% in the last five years and virtually all pupils take 9 or more GCSE subjects and successfully progress through ‘A’ levels and then on to university.
The Governors have decided to award one academic scholarship at age eleven, and this will be subject to a strong performance in the scholarship examination held late January/early February. The Governors also intend to annually award at least one 11+, means tested Bursary place to a state school pupil who successfully passes the entrance test. There is also a Music Exhibition available at 11+. Further details of all these awards can be obtained from the school office.
If you would like a prospectus posted to you, please send and email to email@example.com with your name and address and your child's details, including their current school and requested year of entry.
A limited number of places still remain for entry into Reception and Juniors. Interested parents
should contact the Admissions Secretary in school office for details of current availability.
For a copy of our Registration Form please click the link to download a ".pdf" version.
Confidential Statement of Financial Circumstances in support of an application for a Bursary
Seniors Bursary for Year 7 Entry_2013
Music Bursary 2013