Friday, 7 January 2011

Blog 5-7 January 2011

A short week for the school this week as we return from our Christmas and New Year break and get ready for the year ahead!
The sporting success we got used to during the last year continued during the holidays as Year 13 pupils Sam Higgins, Alex Davidson and Matt Stansfield represented the North as part of an Independent Schools Barbarians squad in the Divisional Championship at Moseley Rugby Club at the beginning of January. The boys were selected as part of the 25 strong North team made up of the best rugby players from Independent Schools in the area and the championship saw the North team compete with teams from the Midlands, the South East and the South West in a number of matches. This is a fantastic achievement for all the boys, but Sam impressed further and has now been selected to represent the country as part of the Barbarians National squad of 40.

And we are already looking forward to the coming year with this year’s Entrance Examination which will take place on Thursday 13 January. The exam is for pupils who wish to take up places at the School in September 2011 and consists of verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning and mathematical tests designed to test a child's 'innate' ability. Applicants are called for interview following the Entrance Examination, with these interviews taking place early in February. The interviews are used, along with Headteachers' reports and the Entrance Examination performance, as a means of assessing the applicants. Offers of places are then posted at the beginning of March.

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