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How to apply for Senior School at Rye St Antony

To embrace Senior School years and all the opportunities that they will present has to be the most important goal for your daughter. A pivotal point in their school career where ambitions are developed and encouraged.

All external Senior School applicants are for a taster/assessment day.

Dates for 16+ (Sixth Form) Scholarship Applications

Closing date for entries: 3 November 2020
Examinations, auditions, and interviews: 10 and 11 November 2020

Dates for 11+ (at entry to Year 7) Scholarships Applications and Year 7 Entrance Day

Closing date for entries: 5 November 2020
Examinations: 19 November 2020
Auditions and Interviews: 26 November 2020

The day will consist of the following:

  • One hour entrance examination papers in Mathematics and English
  • Activities giving a taste of Year 7
  • Meeting with the Head and members of staff

All pupils from our Prep School, and those joining us from outside of Rye, are invited to a Year 7 Induction Afternoon in the June before they are due to start Senior School.

Dates for 13+ (at entry to Year 9) Scholarships

Closing date for entries: mid-January 2021
Examinations: January 2021 – dates to be advised
Auditions and Interviews: Late January 2021

Please note, these dates are subject to change as we continue to monitor the government guidance in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic

Applicants for 12+ and 14+ entry

12+ and 14+ applicants are invited to take an entrance examination alongside an interview with the Head or a senior member of staff. Taster days are encouraged and the day will be spent with the applicant’s current year.

Girls transitioning from Prep to Senior do not need to take entrance examinations other than scholarship assessments and interviews.

International applicants to the Senior School will be required to take entrance examinations either at their current school, recognised agency, or other approved establishment. If applying for the GCSE programme (Years 10 and 11), we would expect applicants to be working towards or having passed the Cambridge First Certificate or have IELTS 5/6.

Senior places are offered on the strength of the entrance examinations and interview with the Head or a senior member of staff. References from the applicant’s current school will be requested. 

If you are applying for a boarding place for your daughter, there is the option of an overnight stay. This provides the perfect way to sample what Senior boarding life is like at Rye and we do recommend this. 

A formal offer of a place is made once all entrance procedures are completed. Parents are asked to confirm their acceptance in writing, enclosing a registration fee of £150 and an acceptance deposit of £500 for a day pupil or £1,000 for a boarding pupil (£2,500 for an overseas boarder) to secure the Senior School place. 

To find out more about our Senior School admissions process or for any questions you may have, please get in touch with our Registrar, Fern Williams on 01865 762802 or email her at fwilliams@ryestantony.co.uk

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Book a Personal Virtual Meeting to experience Rye

At this time, we are unable to invite prospective families to our school site, but we would still love to meet you and show you our school and all it has to offer.

We warmly invite you to virtually experience our school and ‘e-meet’ our Head, Miss Joanne Croft, with a virtual meeting at a time to suit you.