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The Admissions Process

We understand that finding the right school for your son is a big decision. The admissions process is a key part of this. We aim to make the experience of applying for a place at Slindon College as straightforward and gentle on the child as possible, ensuring that you are confident with your choice and that your son is comfortable and excited about beginning his new adventure with us.

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In the first instance, contact us for an informal chat. This is an opportunity to find out more about Slindon College and to discuss whether our school will be a good fit for your son. Slindon College accepts boys from Year 4 upwards.

Next, we will request copies of any assessments of your son’s needs, such as an EHCP and their latest school report. From there, we can arrange a date for your family to tour the school and meet the Headmaster.

A ‘taster trial' will then be arranged, which is an opportunity for both your son and the school to further assess whether Slindon College is the right environment for him.

Once all parties have made the decision to proceed with your son’s application, a non-returnable registration fee of £200 will be payable on acceptance of the place. This covers the cost of processing your application and assessing your son’s educational and pastoral needs.

Boarding Admissions

Whether your son is new to boarding school or making the transition from day to boarding school pupil, the process should always be as smooth and enjoyable as possible. As with any new student, a ‘taster trial' of a 3-5 night stay in the boarding house will be offered, to give your son an idea of what to expect should he begin boarding at Slindon College.

For new students, the boarding admissions process thereafter will be the same as applying for a day pupil place. Once a place is accepted, we will provide all the information you require in order to prepare your son for boarding at Slindon College.


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