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We understand it can be a daunting task choosing the right school for your child and aim to make our Admissions process as easy as possible.

The usual ages of entry are 2+, 4+, 7+, 11+, 13+ and 16+.  Depending on availability, pupils are welcome to join us at any time of their academic career throughout the school year.

Our friendly Admissions team are always happy to talk you through the admissions process at any stage. They will continue to liaise with you during the process to ensure a smooth entry to The Mount School.

1. Registration

If you feel The Mount School is the right school for your daughter, you will need to complete a Registration Form to set the entry procedure in motion. As well as providing the Admissions Team with relevant information to process your application, filling out the Registration Form allows us to invite you to events and supply you with relevant documentation, such as scholarship and bursary application information. The Registration Form, together with a non-fundable Fee (see Fees) and a copy of your child’s birth certificate, should be returned to our Admissions Department.

2. Taster Days

Taster Days are an excellent chance to experience life at The Mount School. Prospective pupils have the opportunity meet current pupils and staff, try out new lessons and learn about school life. Taster Days can be arranged for any year group at any time of the year. An annual Year 7 and Sixth Form (College) Taster day takes place in November prior to September entry. Pupils registered with The Mount for Year 7 and Sixth Form will automatically be invited to attend these days.

3.  Entrance Assessment 

The Mount School York requires pupils to sit an Entrance Assessment appropriate to their age. This allows us to make sure that The Mount School is right for your child, that they will benefit from our ethos and curriculum and that they are included in the correct classes should they join.  At this stage a reference/report will also be requested from your child’s current school.

Pre School (age 2 – 4 years)
We will invite your child to attend a settling-in session, where an informal assessment will take place. This enables children to familiarise themselves with the Pre-School Room, teachers and other children. If the child is transferring from another Early Years setting, a report will be required in addition to the taster session. At the end of the taster session, the Pre-School Room Leader will give a verbal assessment and on this basis an ‘Offer of Place’ will be made, provided there are spaces available.

Junior School (Reception to Year 6)
Junior School children will be invited to attend a taster day in the Junior School. During the taster day an informal assessment of the child will be made. This assessment will look at the personal and social development of the child as well as his/her academic development.  If your child is joining us from another school we will also request a reference from his/her present school. An ‘Offer of Place’ will be made if the report and taster day are both satisfactory.

Senior School (Year 7- Year10)
External entrance examinations and Scholarship Assessments for the Senior School take place in January.   Registered pupils are invited to spend the day in the Senior School.  The Entrance Examination is taken during the course of the taster day. Prospective pupils will also be interviewed by the Principal or another Senior member of staff.  A request for a report from the child’s current Head Teacher will be made at this stage.  Pupils who are not able to attend the January entrance exam or who may be joining us at a different time of year will be invited in to School for their own taster day. An ‘Offer of Place’ will be made if the report, taster day and entrance examinations are all satisfactory.

Sixth Form (College)
Girls for entry into Sixth Form (College) are interviewed by the Head of College. A meeting with the Principal is also arranged. Their current Head Teacher is also asked for a report giving predicted GCSE grades. Academic selection is based on the results of GCSE, the minimum standard for external candidates being six subjects at grade B or above (or equivalent). Grade B (or equivalent) is usually required for the subjects studied at A Level with grade A (or equivalent) required for Science and Maths courses.. An ‘Offer of Place’ will be made if the report and interview are both satisfactory.

4. Offer of Place

As soon as possible after the Entrance Assessment and receipt of a reference/report from your child’s current school, you will be notified in writing from the Principal with regards to an ‘Offer of Place.’

5. Acceptance of Place

To finalise the application and formally accept the ‘Offer of Place, you will be asked to sign and return the Acceptance Form along with the corresponding Acceptance Fee (see Fees).  From this point, your son or daughter will have a guaranteed place at The Mount School York.

Joining The Mount School York

We look forward to welcoming all new pupils to The Mount School York. We know that waiting to start a new school is an exciting but daunting time.  Our Admissions Team will send out joining information to each new pupil in the June prior to entry (or prior to a pupil’s start date if they are joining mid way through the year). This will include uniform lists, medical forms, music tuition etc. The Admissions Team will also continue to be your first point of contact should you have any further questions regarding your child joining The Mount School.

The Mount School York Admissions Team
Sarah Day, Admissions
Direct Telephone(+44) 01904 23 23 23
Mobile / What's App07919 118872