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Any time is the right time for a pupil to join King’s! Many arrive for the main entry points which are Reception (aged 4), Year 3 (aged 7), Year 4 (aged 8, for Chorister Probationers) and Year 7 (aged 11, particularly for those applying to Senior Schools with a requirement for Common Entrance), but equally there are children joining very successfully throughout the school year and into any age group.

We have already started to welcome applications for pupils to join in 2022.



Admissions Timeline

If you would like your child to be considered for a place at King’s College School, the admissions process is:


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1. Registration

Complete and return the registration form, together with the non-refundable registration fee to the Registrar. This will place your child’s name on the waiting list for their year group.

2. Assessment

Your child will be invited to visit for an assessment and we will also write to their current school for a confidential reference report (not applicable for entrants to Reception).

3. Offer of a place

Parents have two weeks to accept the offer of a place.

4. Joining paperwork

The full joining paperwork is sent to parents during the term before the child joins the school.

5. Transition visit

Where possible, we arrange for your child to visit for a familiarization visit and to meet their new teacher.

We are happy to receive enquiries for places year round and, where spaces are available, admit pupils to the school during the academic year.

Entry to Reception

Reception Entry

Pupils registered to join Reception will be invited for a 40 minute group assessment with members of the Pre-Prep teaching staff. These usually take place in May/June or October/November of the year preceding entry. If spaces remain, assessments are also organised in January or April of the year of entry.

We are now inviting registrations for pupils to join Reception in September 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025.  There are a small number of places available to join the current Reception cohort.

Due to Covid-19, assessments for entry in September 2022 have been adjusted. Please contact the Registrar for more information.

Entry to other years

Entry to other years

Once a pupil is registered, they will be invited to attend an assessment morning, which includes a tour of the school with pupils of their own age and a break with their year group.

We are currently able to offer remote-assessments, due to the Covid-19 situation. In addition, we contact the pupil’s current school for a reference and their most recent school report.

Places are offered, to those who meet the entry requirements, on a first-come-first-served basis.

Tier 4 visas

King’s College School, Cambridge is licensed by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) to sponsor international students to come to the UK under the Child Student route of the UK’s points-based immigration system. 

Our Approach

Chorister places

Information about the King’s College Choir and choristers places


Contact Us

For further information about the admissions process, please contact us.