Boys applying for entry to Year 7 attend one of our Assessment Days and also sit an Entrance Exam.
On the Assessment Day, boys are taught a Maths lesson, a topic-based lesson, and participate in a series of group activities. They also complete a piece of creative writing. It is important to note that the content and topics to be taught on Assessment Days will not reflect material a boy will have studied before. There is therefore no preparation required, or indeed possible, for the day itself. This places all boys on an equal footing.
In January, boys are then asked to attend Entrance Examination Day, on which they will sit two English papers and two Arithmetic papers. In the afternoon, they take part in one of a choice of activities (e.g. sporting, science-based, musical, outward bounds) that reflect the opportunities available to MGS pupils. Lunch is provided in between the exams and the afternoon’s activities.
This year’s Entrance Exam is scheduled for Wednesday 19 January 2022.
We believe strongly in the value of regarding boys as individuals instead of simply a set of statistics. As a result, the Assessment Day is an essential part of the admissions criteria. We also request a reference from each boy’s current school.
Year 7 Entry Admissions Timetable 2021/22
|Thursday 23 September 2021||Whole School Open Evening|
|Monday 27 September 2021||
Assessment Days begin (through to early January)
|Saturday 6 November 2021||Whole School Open Event|
|Monday 22 November 2021||Deadline for applications|
|Wednesday 19 January 2022||Entrance Exam Day|
|Friday 18 February 2022||Results letters posted|
|Thursday 24 - Monday 28 February 2022||Post-offer tours|
|Monday 7 March 2022||Offer acceptance deadline|