Admissions Process

Admissions Process



We are delighted that you are considering The King’s School, Gloucester for your child. We seek to admit pupils who will be happy and will thrive within the King’s community.

If places are available, we accept pupils in all year groups in Little King’s and the Junior School. The main entry points in the Senior School are 11+ (Year 7) , 13+ (Year 9) and Sixth Form, on occasion pupils are admitted into Year 8 and Year 10. Many pupils from our Junior School make the transition into the Senior School, alongside the boys and girls joining us from other schools. All new pupils are welcomed and are quickly made to feel part of the King’s family.

Whilst our main entry point is in September we are able to consider entries into the School at other times during the year if places are available.

If you have any queries relating to admissions, whether for Little King’s, Junior School, Senior School or Sixth Form, please do contact us via email to [email protected]

Start your Admissions journey:

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Once you have decided that you would like your son or daughter to be considered for a place at King's, the first step is to complete a Registration Form via our online application portal or via the link below:


Following registration, you will be kept informed at every stage of the application process.

At the end of the Autumn Term preceding the year of entry, we will ask you to confirm that your child will be attending the Entrance Assessment and, if you have completed a Scholarship Form (visit our Scholarships page for more information on the requirements), we will invite you in for a Scholarship Assessment in the week before the Entrance Test.  Prior to the Entrance Assessment we will send you further details about what to expect on the day and specimen papers.

If you have any questions, please contact our Admissions Team on 01452 337 337 or by email [email protected].

School Prospectuses and Admissions Information booklet:


Further information about the Year 7 and Year 9 Entrance Assessments

Candidates for entry into Year 7 and Year 9 are required to sit our 11+ or 13+ Entrance Assessment which consists of the following papers:

• Mathematics

• English

• Aptitude Tests

All candidates will be required to bring a piece of current schoolwork with them to the assessment day and will have an interview with a member of staff. A report will also be requested from the candidate’s current school. All candidates will be invited to attend a Taster Day.

Aptitude Tests

We provide a familiarisation website for parents and candidates. Please refer to:

A pdf help guide can be found here.

Please note: CEM's assessments are designed for desktop use. The purpose of the familiarisation is to help your children to understand the procedures involved, to introduce them to the look and feel of the assessments and the ways of answering questions using the keyboard and/or mouse.

Meet the Headmaster

Mr David Morton, Headmaster at King's, will tell you, in his own words, more about the unique education on offer at our School:


Learning Support

We provide Learning Support, from our dedicated Learning Support Department, to enable those pupils with specific learning difficulties to successfully access our academic curriculum. We welcome pupils with physical disabilities, provided that they are able to access all areas of the School site and our curriculum.

We advise parents of children with special educational needs/learning difficulties or physical disabilities to discuss their child’s requirements with the School before he or she sits our Entrance examination or Academic Scholarship examination so that we can make adequate provision for him/her. Parents should provide a copy of an Educational Psychologist’s report or a medical report to support their request, for example for extra time or other special arrangements.