Admissions

Admissions

Thank you for your interest in Ditcham Park School and for taking the time to explore our extensive website which we hope has answered many of your initial questions.

Our Head of Admissions, Mrs Mandy Lowe, will be pleased to guide you through the entrance process and answer any further questions you might have at any point in time until your child joins the school.

Additionally, all members of our School Office and Administrative teams have extensive knowledge of the School and will be happy to deal with any general or specific queries you might have as they arise. 

Our team can be contacted by telephone during normal school hours, 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) or alternatively

Academic Standards and Admissions to the School

Ditcham Park School is a relatively small school with small class sizes, and entry into the school is therefore dependent on places being available in your child(ren)’s requested entry year group and timeframe.  To avoid possible disappointment, please contact the Head of Admissions at your earliest opportunity for details of current and future availability when considering Ditcham Park School for your son or daughter.

Children can join the school from Dragonflies Nursery age 2 ½ upwards.  We encourage you to consider an early entry to guarantee the ongoing availability of a place to your child(ren) as they 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 your child(ren)’s present school(s).

Entry to Seniors from Year 7 onwards is dependent on passing an entrance test to determine whether the pupil will be able to cope with the school curriculum, together with a report from the child(ren)’s present school. The entrance process includes tests in English, Mathematics, Verbal Reasoning (VR) and Non Verbal Reasoning (NVR) tests, plus an interview with the Headmaster, and Head of Juniors or Seniors (as appropriate). For full details about our admissions procedure (see below)

Ditcham Park School welcomes and develops pupils of a wide ability range.  Individual’s needs are assessed carefully 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 and this in another reason why we encourage you to consider entering your child(ren) in the Juniors year groups so that they can maximise the benefit of our individual approach and develop sufficiently prior to their move to Senior years.

The School’s pass rate for Grade 4-9 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 to ‘A’ levels or BTECs at College or Sixth Form and then go on to University..

Detailed information about Academic, Music, Art, Drama and Sports Scholarships available at Ditcham Park School can be found in the “Scholarships” section of this website.

Alternatively, please contact the Head of Admissions, Mrs Mandy 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 fully funded 11+ place to an eligible state school pupil who successfully passes the entrance tests and meets the financial criteria.  All Bursary places are means tested annually. 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.

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Zac

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