Halliford School prepares its students for GCSE, A Level and entry to Further Education. The principal criteria are therefore academic and based on the School’s assessment as to whether a prospective candidate is suitable for the academic programme. The School will not accept students for whom success at GCSE and progression to the Sixth Form would be an unrealistic expectation. Progression to the Upper Sixth is dependent on a satisfactory performance in the Lower Sixth.
The family nature of the School is underlined by the fact that brothers and sisters are usually offered a place as long as they meet the minimum academic entry requirements. In addition, parental commitment to the School and its ethos is as important a factor as academic success when offers of places are made.
Students with special needs or disabilities are admitted to the School according to the same criteria as other students. This is provided that their admission is compatible with the provision of an efficient education for the children with whom they will be educated and with an effective use of resources.
Before a child can be considered for a place at Halliford School the online Registration Form below must be completed and submitted to the Registrar together with a non-refundable fee of £125 which is paid by bank transfer (for overseas candidates a registration fee of £150 is required). Please be advised that the application cannot proceed until both the form and payment are received. The bank details are on the last page of the registration form.
Once a child has been registered, he will be considered for entry to Halliford School via the following procedure:
Visit the Sixth Form Admissions page here.
Candidates seeking entry into Year 7 in September 2024.
The Entrance Examination Day is scheduled for Saturday 6th January 2024. Candidates will sit papers in English, Mathematics, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.
Candidates seeking entry into Year 9 in 2026.
The Entrance Examination Day is scheduled for Saturday 6th January 2024. This test is similar in format to the 11+ entry examination. Unconditional places will be offered based on the result of these tests.
Students may apply to enter the Sixth Form to study for A Levels. Entry into the Sixth Form is based on a satisfactory report from the previous school, an interview with the Headmaster (or Deputy Head) and a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 5 or above including English and Mathematics. Candidates are encouraged to visit the School either during the main school Open Mornings or, preferably, by attending a Sixth Form Open Evening. This will give them the opportunity to discuss Sixth Form options with members of the academic staff.
Students occasionally enter Halliford at other age points if there are vacancies. The entry procedure is, in principle, the same as for the stages described above.