Policy for entry into St. Olave’s School and progression to St. Peter’s
1. Pupils are selected for entry at 8+, 10+ and 11+. Occasionally, pupils are
tested for entry at 9+ and 12+ if spaces are available in the school.
2. Entry is by way of selective tests, which are aimed to measure both
current academic performance and an indication of potential. Common to
all age groups are the following elements:
A test of basic English
A test of basic mathematics
A standardised test of non-verbal ability
A standardised test of reading ability
A standardised test of verbal ability
A confidential report from the current school is required, which gives
details of previous test scores, current performance and a
recommendation from the Head Teacher
3. It is expected that all entrants to the school should have a reading age at
least in line with their chronological age. Reasoning quotients, which may
be non-verbal or verbal or both, should indicate a quotient of around the
national average or more and those not achieving such are unlikely to be
successful in their application for a place at the school.
4. All pupils transferring from Clifton Pre-Preparatory School will receive a
letter from The Master stating that their son/daughter’s place is
guaranteed until the end of Year 6. Thereafter parents will have been
informed before the Christmas holiday of Year 6 of any concerns the
school may have for any pupil to continue into Year 7 and thus to St.
Peter’s School. Such concerns may arise from lack of progress as
measured in the standardised test in Year 4 and Year 5 in English and
mathematics, the yearly standardised tests in reading and spelling
together with their reasoning scores in one of the standardised tests.
5. The parents of pupils whose attainment and progress suggest that
progression to St. Peter’s would not be appropriate will be given advice
and support as they seek a suitable, alternative, school.