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8 plus (8+) Entry – Knightsbridge School – What you need to know

Entry Level Eight Plus (8+) exam

School Name Knightsbridge School

Description Co-ed; day school

Age range 3-13

Size 400 approx.

Fees £6,067 to £6,460 per term, excluding lunch, uniform, clubs and trips.

Address 67 Pont Street, London, SW1X 0BD

Email office@knightsbridgeschool.com

Website www.knightsbridgeschool.com

Telephone (General enquiries): +44 (0)20 7590 9000 (Registrar): +44 (0)20 7590 9006

Principal Magoo Giles

Head Shona Colaço

Registrar Mary Caldecott-Smith

Email m.caldecott-smith@knightsbridgeschool.com

 

Overview:

 

Rated excellent in all areas in its 2016 ISI inspection report and based in the heart of London, Knightsbridge School educates girls and boys from 3 to 13. The school’s values are expressed by way of six core aims and the KS Code, which includes maxims such as, ‘I will try and do something creative every day’ to ‘I will try not to let others feel lonely’.

 

In addition to the usual curriculum subjects one would expect to find at a quality prep school the senior school curriculum (from age 8 upwards) includes a subject called Perspectives, which aims to merge the traditions of RE and PSHEE with Philosophy for Children.

 

Admissions Process for Knightsbridge School (8+)

 

Occasional places come up at 8+.

 

Entry to Knightsbridge School is by informal interview of parents and child. Prospective (you have to be registered) boys and girls for J1 (age 5 and above) are asked to take part in a day of assessment at the school. This usually takes place in a regular Y3 classroom and includes a short computerised test. A report from the Head of their current school will also be required. Before your child comes for an interview, you should have visited the school by joining a school tour.

 

Tours for those entering at 8+ or above are held on Wednesdays at 9.00am. To arrange a date, call the registrar on +44 (0)20 7590 9006. Tours take approximately an hour. You will be taken around the school and then meet the Principal and the Head. You will also get to meet the Registrar, who will be available at the end for further questions.

 

Registration:

 

A child’s name will be put on the applicant list for admission only once a registration form has been completed and returned to the Admissions Office, together with a non-refundable registration fee of £200. You need to be registered in order to be called for assessment.

 

Admission is subject to the availability of a place and the pupil satisfying the entrance requirements.

 

Here’s a handy link to their registration form.

 

Recommended Materials:

 

Whilst there are no formal written assessments for 8+ entry to Knightsbridge School, you may wish to take a look at some of our 8+ preparation resources here. They will provide excellent age-appropriate practice for your child.

 

Destination Schools at 11+ & 13+:

 

Knightsbridge School prepares for both 11+ and 13+ entry and has a good range of destination schools displayed on their website. Click here to see a full breakdown.

 

Other Entry Points: include 5+, 7+ and 11+. Entry to the nursery is for siblings only.

 

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