Choosing the right school for your son or daughter is a very important decision and we feel it is crucial that you know as much as possible about a school so that you can make the right choice. We would like to help you on this journey and look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to Bishop Challoner.

Application Process

An assessment session in the classroom with the Head of Nursery, which enables us to check your child has met their milestones and that our nursery is the best setting for them. Feedback and offers of places are made after this session.

An interview with Ms Barker, Head of Key Stage 1/2 in the Autumn Term, followed by an assessment morning held in January. Feedback and offers of places are made after this session.


Entrance examinations will take place on Saturday 15th January 2022 in English, Maths and Non Verbal Reasoning in January. You can find sample entrance papers in English and Maths below. Each applicant will also be interviewed by Mr Wallace, Headteacher or Mrs Brooker, Deputy Headteacher.

Year 7 Sample Entrance PaperYear 7 Sample Entrance Paper
Year 8 Sample Entrance PaperYear 8 Sample Entrance Paper
Year 9 Sample Entrance PaperYear 9 Sample Entrance Paper
Year 10 Sample Entrance PaperYear 10 Sample Entrance Paper

Sixth form:

. You can find our GCSE requirements below.

  • minimum of grade 4 in Maths and English Language
  • minimum of grade 6 for A level subjects to be taken with the exception of Maths and Further Maths where a grade 7 is required.
School Day Sixth Form2