Admissions

Admissions

Welcome to the Admissions Team at Ditcham Park School! Our Admissions Secretary, Mrs Amanda Lowe, will guide you through the entrance process and answer any questions you might have at any point in time until your child starts school. In addition, all members of office staff are happy to deal with general queries as they arise.

Our team can be contacted by telephone, and they will be delighted to send you a school prospectus on request or arrange a tour of the school. You may wish to download a registration form (see below)

Academic Standards and Admissions to the School

Ditcham Park School is a small school with small class sizes, and entry into the school is therefore dependent on available places at any point in time. Please do therefore contact the Admissions Secretary for details of current availability when considering Ditcham Park School for your son or daughter.

Children can join the school from Reception upwards, but early entry is encouraged to guarantee the availability of a place as children progress up through Juniors. Entry to Juniors from Years 3 to 6 is dependent on the successful completion of 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. For full details about our admissions procedure (see below)

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 or the International Baccalaureate, and then on to university.

Detailed information about academic and music scholarships can be found in the “Scholarships” section of this website. Alternatively, please contact the Admissions Secretary, Mrs Amanda Lowe (admissions@ditchampark.com), who will be able to assist.

In addition to merit-based scholarships, the School is committed to awarding, on an annual basis, at least one free 11+, means tested Bursary place to a state school pupil who successfully passes the entrance test. To read more about Ditcham Park School’s Bursaries Policy and how to apply, please click here. Alternatively, please contact the Bursar, Mrs Denise Allen (denise.allen@ditchampark.com) for detailed information.

Admission and Registration Documents

Ditcham Park News Hub

13 May

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Pre-Prep were considering what they would do if they could fly. Read Jack’s heart-melting ‘If I had wings, I would dream..’ We think Jack’s lovely Grandma will have an Extra Big Hug - hopefully very soon – & Santa will be pleased to have Jack’s help. Well done Jack! @DitchamPark https://t.co/T9K1hewEy6

13 May

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Shakespeare’s Globe is streaming ‘Macbeth’ for schools for free on YouTube. The tragedy is the Globe’s annual Playing Shakespeare production aimed at GCSE and A-level students and is trimmed to 90 minutes. @DitchamPark https://t.co/lgiymCt78K

09 July

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Let our #STEM week commence!! So many exciting activities, workshops and demonstrations from some amazing companies - thank you 🙏 @RoyalNavy @Siemens @IntequalLTD @Tesla @boconline @roamingrobots @ciwf https://t.co/uKUABrMmf0

06 July

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Did you know 2018 is the year of #engineering? At Ditcham we are promoting STEM to all of our #students to encourage them to consider their futures within these industries. https://t.co/mv9x5ehtn9 #womeninbusiness #YearOfEngineering @Siemens https://t.co/fN1mOqOr2H

05 July

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Doing amazing things to promote #Science, #Technology, #Engineering & #Maths at Ditcham Park School…find out more https://t.co/0He8XP1IvD @bioPURE_service @IntequalLTD @Tesla @boconline #STEM #STEMweek https://t.co/Eief9ERpfs

03 July

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July 10th will see students in school taking part in a project designed by the Royal Society Of Chemistry . Completion of the project can earn students a Bronze CREST Award https://t.co/pokO7fspkk @RoySocChem @BritSciAssoc #STEM #STEMweek #LovePetersfield https://t.co/xU0WvxttPw

29 June

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#Science, #Technology, #Engineering & #Maths - giving our pupils the opportunity to explore more about these industries and helping them to make decisions on their future path in life. 😎 You can find out more about our #STEM day activities here: https://t.co/kuXQMi76uE https://t.co/VJ4XHYfMvC

27 June

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STEM DAY UPDATE: On Monday 9th July the Ditcham Park Senior school will be spending a day off site on #STEM inspiration trips 👍#engineering #maths #technology #science #education #STEMweek #LovePetersfield https://t.co/sIYhS36OJf

27 May

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@astro_timpeake : Lots of people are asking about timings for tonight's spacecraft sightings. For the UK: @Space_Station , 21:20 (look west, right of the moon) @SpaceX launch, 21:33 watch here: https://nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/#public…, then about 21:50, it will be following the same path as the ISS over the UK #DitchamConnect #STEAM #SouthDownsClearSkies #WillYouBeWatching

22 May

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In this week’s newsletter we’re sure you will be dazzled by a live experiment, blown away by a selection of junior and senior art, say ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ when you see family pets helping pupils and you’ll find out what maths work made Mrs Whittle dance in her kitchen! It’s the magic of Ditcham! Wishing all our families a safe and sunny half term! #DitchamConnect #Rainbows #STEAM #Talent

22 May

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Friday’s PE Challenge is a bit different. As a Ditcham community we are aiming to clock up our combined jogging/walking/cycling miles and see how far we travel around the globe. The challenge begins today until the end of June. We’ll total the distances so make sure you send them in to pe@ditchampark.com 3 cheers to our PE team for all their videos…we’ve heard there are outtakes but we’re not really sure if you would like to see them? Let us know by Liking and Sharing this post…. #DitchamConnect #ForAllTheFamily #PhileasFogg #BloopersReward https://youtu.be/eZ86Bhp9sTk

22 May

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At Dragonflies we enjoy making craft activities and getting messy! We often use a range of resources such a junk modelling, paint and glue and stick different materials together - we particularly like using sparkly gems and sequins! We enjoy using our imaginations to create wonderful masterpieces. Why not try something a little bit different? Have a go at making a sock puppet using an old pair of socks! You could even put on a puppet show afterwards! #DitchamConnect #NoOrdinaryNursery #Sooty #Gordon https://www.ditchampark.com/nursery/ditcham-dragonflies/

21 May

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Each morning in Dragonflies we talk about what the weather is that day and we discuss in a small group what activities you could do in that weather. For example, when it is raining we love jumping in muddy puddles! When it is sunny we like taking our snack outdoors for a picnic. When it's windy we have talked about making kites and trying to fly them! Today's activity is to have a go at making a kite! What materials might you use? Do you think you could fly it in today's weather? #DitchamConnect #NoOrdinaryNursery #16Acres #LetsGoFlyAKite https://www.ditchampark.com/nursery/ditcham-dragonflies/

21 May

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The English Speaking Union (ESU) is organising a ‘Festival of Speaking’ during lock down to encourage young people to develop their oracy Listen to Toby Field, Joint Winner of the Performing Shakespeare Competition 2019, inspire students to take part. Toby explained how he found “learning a speech and stepping into a character’s shoes can help you find you own voice and give you confidence to use it”. #esufestivalofspeaking #ISAArts #DitchamConnect #Proud #FollowInTobysFootsteps https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mx33OEpeoSo&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0MdHQGsKba1yYh7Mh2JD_l8Dm9HwFsqLZS7yJCQ_U0UEYmZVg3U7-AhNg

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Life at Ditcham Park

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Zac

Future DJ and Producer

Zac

Future DJ and Producer

Ditcham has encouraged me to flourish even in areas where I didn’t know I had skills. I am extremely proud to be Head Boy and to be able to help others as I was helped myself.

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Freddie

Future Secret Agent

Year 1

Freddie

Future Secret Agent

Year 1

I like playing in class. We play dress up games and I make the costumes for my friends. I want to be a spy when I am bigger.

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Jake

Future Performer

Jake

Future Performer

Performer. Ditcham has given me the confidence to develop as a performer – singing AC/DC at our Arts Festival was a bit different from what I usually sing in the cathedral choir; I loved it.

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Grace

Future Treasure Hunter

Grace

Future Treasure Hunter

I like playing outside at Nursery. PE is fun because we get to run and jump with Miss Batten. I like painting too. We are painting bird houses to go into our gardens today.

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Joseph

Future Policeman

Joseph

Future Policeman

I like all the books in Nursery. My favourite book is the one about sharks. When I am big I want to go and see lots of sharks underwater. I also want to be a policeman and drive a police car with a loud siren

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Nelly

Future Doctor

Nelly

Future Doctor

I love the creative feeling of school – there’s so much going on and everyone seems involved in something special. The responsibility of being Deputy Head Girl is one I am relishing.

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Zac

Future Engineer

Year 6

Zac

Future Engineer

Year 6

My teachers are really funny and they are always introducing something new and letting me do what I love. I want to be an engineer; I have been engineering paper planes this week.

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Daisy

Future Mechanical Engineer

Daisy

Future Mechanical Engineer

I feel supported by everyone at Ditcham – in my learning, my singing, my sport and dance.

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