Can I visit Alleyn’s?
Our open events are held during the Advent (autumn) term. There are two Wednesday open afternoons and one Saturday open morning. Reservations are not necessary for these events and everyone is welcome.
Children in Year 6 might also wish to attend the Experience Alleyn’s taster afternoon, or the special Music Department open day for potential scholars. Places are limited for these two special events and reservations are necessary. To reserve a place please visit the School website from 1 July.
When can I register my child for 11+ entry to Year 7?
You can register your child for 11+ entry when he or she commences Year 6. The registration period always opens on 1 September and for 2020 entry will close at midday on Friday 8 November. We do not accept early applications or undertake any pre-testing: everyone who is registered is invited to sit the entrance examinations.
Complete registration forms and registration fees must be submitted to the Registrar before the registration deadline. Registration forms submitted after the registration deadline, for whatever reason, will be returned.
How much is the registration fee?
The registration fee is £150 for all candidates. You must pay the registration fee when you submit your registration form.
I cannot afford the registration fee. Can I still register my child?
The registration fee is not payable if your child qualifies for the Pupil Premium. You must provide written evidence of the Pupil Premium when you submit your child’s registration form. Please contact your child's current school to check whether or not your child qualifies for the Pupil Premium and to request confirmation of this.
I cannot afford Alleyn’s school fees. Can my child still be considered for a place?
Yes. You can apply for financial assistance to help cover the cost of your child’s school fees. This financial assistance is means-tested. Once you have submitted your child’s registration form we will send you a special Bursary Application Form for you to complete and return. This will provide us with important information about your family’s financial situation, which will be assessed by the School Bursar.
The Alleyn’s entrance examination clashes with another entrance examination, or is inconvenient. Can my child sit the entrance examination on another day?
All candidates are expected to sit the entrance examinations on the published date and it is not possible to offer alternative arrangements. Please inform the Registrar of any examination clashes.