Admissions

Beechwood Sacred Heart School admits pupils with a wide range of academic ability.

The single most important criterion used for selection, however, is that the prospective pupil should be able to meet and maintain the standards required by the school for all its pupils and should feel comfortable with the ethos to which the school aspires.

Admission normally takes place according to the following process:

  • Initial visit to the school
  • Trial day for prospective pupil
  • Interview with Headmaster or Head of Prep
  • Written reports from current school
  • Offer of a place

Please contact the Registrar, Sue Dyke, to arrange a visit to the school or to answer any questions regarding admissions:
Telephone: 01892 532747
Fax: 01892 536164
Email: registrar@beechwood.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overseas Pupils
Pupils from overseas may not be able to conform to the usual entrance procedures. They will usually be required to complete the school's own tests for overseas pupils in English and Mathematics. Selection will be based on performance in these tests and on a report from the pupil's current school.

To read the Admissions Policy in full, please click below 




Beechwood Prospectus

To view the current prospectus with information about scholarships, curriculum, fees etc please click below

 

To view an online version of our Senior Brochure, please click the icon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To view the Prep School brochure please click here

 

 

 

 

To view the School Prospectus please click here

 

 

 

 

To view the Boarding Brochure please click here

 

 

 

 

To view the Early Years Brochure please click here




Fees

TUITION AND BOARDING FEES (PER TERM)

UK residents can pay
by monthly direct debit, at no extra cost, through the finance provider SFP, please click here




Entry

SENIOR SCHOOL
Entry to the Senior School is normally at age 11, 13 or 16, into Year 7, Year 9 or Year 12 respectively although, where vacancies exist, it is possible to join the school in any year group.

Entrance days are held in November for 16+ and in January for 11+ and 13+  entry.

PREPARATORY SCHOOL
Entry into the Preparatory School is usually into the Nursery at age 3, or Reception class at age 4, or into Year 3 at age 7. Where vacancies exist, it is possible to join the school in any year group.

An Entrance Day is held in March for 7+ entry, when places are available.



Scholarship Information

To view general information about scholarships to Beechwood, please click the link below




7+ Entry

Academic scholarships are available to boys and girls applying for places in the Preparatory School at age 7+, subject to availability of places.

7+ Scholarship Day takes place on Tuesday 10 February 2015. Please contact the registrar for more details on registrar@beechwood.org.uk

To download an application form for the 7+ Scholarship Day, please click the link below




11+ Entry

11+ ENTRANCE DAY

Next Entrance & Scholarship day - Saturday 17 January 2015

Kent 11+ selection tests take place in September. Some independent schools have moved their 11+ entrance tests forward to the Autumn Term, and will perhaps be offering places to successful applicants soon afterwards. Whenever testing takes place, however, the regulations of the Independent Schools Council clearly state that there should be no deadline for acceptance of places before the first week of March.
At Beechwood, we have therefore decided to keep our Entrance Day in January, because it fits in better with our school year. We believe that this will still give parents plenty of time to come to a decision about their child's secondary education.

Scholarships
Pupils may enter for academic, drama, music, art or sport scholarships. Selection takes place on Entrance Day.

Pupils in receipt of a Beechwood Scholarship are expected to play a major part in the School's activities.  All scholarships are subject to review at the end of each Key Stage.

PROCEDURE
Scholarships are awarded after the panel has reviewed examination marks and interviews, approximately one week after the Scholarship Day. A deposit of £400 is required to confirm the acceptance of a scholarship place.

Candidates may support their Scholarship Applications with testimonials from third parties if they wish.  Such testimonials should be delivered to the Registrar at least one week before the relevant Scholarship Day.

To download the 11+ Entrance Day & Scholarship Form, please click the link below




13+ Entry

Entrance Day

Next 13+ Entrance Day -  Wednesday 14 January 2015
Our 13+ Entrance Day is held each year in January, for entry into Year 9 the following September. On this day, tests are set in English, Mathematics and Reasoning, and all candidates have an interview with the Headmaster.

Scholarships
Pupils may enter for academic, drama, music, art or sport scholarships. Selection takes place on Entrance Day.

Pupils in receipt of a Beechwood Scholarship are expected to play a major part in the School's activities. All scholarships are subject to review at the end of each Key Stage.

To download an application form for the 13+ Entrance and Scholarship Day, please click the link below




16+ Entry

Scholarships are available for entry into the Sixth Form at age 16+. Candidates may enter for academic, drama, music, art or sport scholarships. Selection takes place on the Scholarship Day in November of Year 11.

Our next Sixth Form Scholarship Day will be 15 November 2014 for entry in September 2015.

The next Sixth Form Presentation Evening will be in October 2014 at 7pm

To register for the Sixth Form Presentation Evening please click here

Scholarships are awarded after the panel has reviewed examination marks and interviews, approximately one week after the Scholarship Day. A deposit of £400 is required to confirm the acceptance of a scholarship place.

Candidates may support their Scholarship Applications with testimonials from third parties if they wish. Such testimonials should be delivered to the Registrar at least one week before the relevant Scholarship Day.

Students in receipt of a Scholarship are expected to play a major part in the School's activities.

To download an application form with further details about Sixth Form Scholarships, please click the link below