Key Entry Points

3+ (Nursery) Applications

Our nursery setting is a happy and inviting place, allowing children from rising 3s - 4½ years to develop skills and make progress across all areas of development and learning in a caring and stimulating environment. Our aim is to encourage good social skills, an enthusiastic approach to work, independence and school readiness.

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4+ (Reception) Applications

Our Reception class is a very exciting and lively place to be. The children in our Reception class build on their academic, social, emotional and physical development. This is where their confidence and independence is developed further as tasks are devised to challenge and inspire learning in a cooperative, caring and positive environment. 


7+ (Year 3) Applications

Pupils aged 7 - 11 in Key Stage 2 build upon the strong foundations from Key Stage 1. They are given numerous opportunities to become independent, enthusiastic and confident learners. As pupils progress throughout Key Stage 2, they have increasing access to the senior school facilities such as the science laboratories, DT and art rooms.  Senior School Staff are also introduced to ease transition into Senior School at the end of Year 6.


11+ (Year 7) Entry

The Senior School environment is a special one, where individual support is provided and pupils are challenged and encouraged to take risks.  We pride ourselves on our nurturing and caring environment and are keen to ensure that this is especially maintained to help our pupils with their transition into Senior School.


13+ (Year 9) Entry

The GCSE years are arguably the most important in the academic life of your child; as the most crucial grades on their university application form, they form the basis of the offers made for higher education. We are here to help; form tutors, subject staff, the Head of Year, the Deputy Head and the Head Teacher are all determined to ensure your child is fully supported throughout their GCSEs.

The curriculum at Key Stage 4 offers a broad base from which students can make informed choices for A-levels and further study.


16+ (Sixth Form) Entry

Our Sixth Form students play a unique and valuable role in our school, both academically and in their contributions to the wider life of the school community. In classrooms, focus is on core A level qualifications; recognised by Russell Group and other universities, and Bishop Challoner offers a wide range of subjects to meet the diverse interests and ambitions of its students.

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