Admission to St. Mary's College in Year 7 is based on an informal interview, primary school report plus an entrance examination consisting of English, Mathematics and Verbal Reasoning papers.

Our 11+ entrance examination takes place at the end of January before candidates are due to start senior school, i.e. when they are in Year 6, and candidates have the opportunity to achieve scholarships based on their performance in the entrance exam. We also offer Excellence Awards for those gifted in Art, Music and Sport. The provisional date for next year's entrance examination is Friday 29th January 2021 and our Art, Music and Sport Scholarship assessments are scheduled to take place the previous week.

If places are available, individual admission is possible at other levels of entry, especially into Year 10, when pupils commence their GCSE examinations.

Sixth Form admission is based on a combination of interview, present school report (for external applications) and performance at GCSE. As a guide, applicants should have received a combined total of at least 36 points in their seven best GCSEs and they should have achieved at least a grade 6 in the GCSE subjects they wish to take forward as their A Level subject choices and preferably a 7-9 grade. 

St. Mary’s College offers Sixth Form Scholarships (based on interview and academic assessment) and we also award Sixth Form Excellence Awards for those gifted in Art, Music and Sport.

Details of all aspects of the admissions process can be obtained from the school office.

Application forms can be obtained from the school office or downloaded via the link below. To apply for a place at St. Mary's College, please complete and return the application forms, together with a copy of your child's most recent school report and a £40.00 registration fee.


St. Mary's College application pack - 2021