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Entry Procedure

Rockport is a selective school and admission is based upon academic merit, but our selection process is designed to identify pupils who are able to benefit from our balanced and well-rounded education and to make a positive contribution towards the life of the school, rather than by narrow entrance exams alone.

Visit  All prospective pupils and their families are expected to visit Rockport prior to registration; this may be during one of the school’s Open Days, or preferably, by arranging a personal visit through the school office.

Registration  A Registration Form accompanies the Prospectus and this should be completed and returned to the School Office, along with a registration fee of £100. This reserves a provisional place for your child and enters your details on our database. You will then receive termly updates on events such as concerts, open days, plays, school matches and curriculum development. This will enable us to keep open channels of communication.

Acceptance Acceptance forms will be issued to all registered families at the appropriate time in the year prior to admission. This will guarantee your child a place, subject to satisfying the relevant entrance requirements.

Assessment  Prospective pupils will be invited to come to Rockport to be assessed and the nature of the assessment will be:


The purpose of these assessments is to ensure that we have an outline understanding of each pupil’s relative academic strengths and weaknesses.

‘Taster Day   Those prospective pupils who have not already spent time at Rockport as part of the assessment process will be invited to spend a day in school with their prospective year group. Boarders will stay overnight.

References  A reference from a prospective pupil’s current school will be requested at the time of assessment.

Acceptance  Once a place has been formally offered, families are asked to complete an Acceptance Form, a parent contract and forward a deposit (£300 - UK + EEA; £1000 - Non-EEA). This deposit is refundable on completion of the child’s education at Rockport.

 

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