Welcome to our virtual Key Stage 3 Information Event
Please click here to read a letter from our Headmaster, Mr Paul Savage
Our aim is to share with you exciting information regarding your transition from primary education to the Senior School here at Gad’s Hill.
Mr Tyler, our Head of Senior School has recorded a video to give you a flavour of what learning at Gad’s Hill School is like and how he and the other teachers will support your transition.
Some of our current Year 7 students have recorded messages so that they can share with you their very own experiences of joining Gad’s Hill and what that has meant to them.
So please sit back and enjoy the videos, we hope that they will give you an insight into why Gad’s Hill School is a great choice for the next stage in your education. We are only sorry that we can’t spend time with you in person but we look forward to seeing you when it is safe for us to do so.
The Scholarship examination will take place on Saturday 26th September – this date is subject to change
When can we visit the school to find out more about the Senior School and take a tour of the facilities?
Our next Open Day is due to take place on Saturday 10th October, times to be confirmed.
In the meantime we are working hard to bring you a virtual open day via our website which we hope will provide you with an insight into what we are able to offer at Gad’s Hill School.
How can I obtain a prospectus?
Please click here and we will happily send you a prospectus pack.
What time will the Scholarship exam take place on Saturday 26th September?
The exact timings are to be confirmed as we may need to host several sittings to comply with social distancing. You will receive a further update early in September.
When will we receive the results of the Charles Dickens Scholarship award?
Results will be emailed to you within two weeks of the exam.
How do I prepare my child for the Charles Dickens Scholarship Award?
The examinations are similar to the Kent and Medway 11+ tests and students will be tested in English, Maths and non-verbal reasoning. There is no need to do any specific preparation for our assessment.
Can we still apply for a place in the Senior School, if my child does not sit the Charles Dickens Scholarship exam?
The Charles Dickens Scholarship Award is an opportunity for you to try to obtain an academic scholarship and is not compulsory for entrance into Shell (Year 7 ) at Gad’s Hill School. We offer taster/assessment days in the autumn term for children who would like to apply for a full fee paying place. Please access the general registration form in the admissions section of the website. You will be charged £60 for this registration and it will give your child the opportunity to experience a full day at Gad’s Hill whilst the teachers assess their suitability for the Senior School.
Do you offer non-academic scholarships?
Yes, we offer scholarships for Sport, Art, Performing Arts and Music. Information regarding all the scholarships that are available can be found in the admissions section of our website. To apply for a non-academic scholarship, your child will first need to complete a successful taster/assessment day as detailed above.