Admissions overview

Admissions Overview

The process is quite relaxed and informal. You should start the admissions process by either:

  • Telephoning us on 020 8960 5899
  • Submitting the enquiry form here
  • Sending an email to

We like to speak on the phone to parents/guardians of prospective students as soon as possible. The first telephone call is normally quite short, and just for you to get to know us and for us to understand what you are looking for.

A Level science student at Bales College

Application Stages

Applications and enrolments follow this rough structure:

  • Initial Enquiry Form, email or telephone call to us
  • Invitation to visit the school, meet the Principal and assistant Principal, some subject teachers and see the Campus. This normally lasts one to two hours. We ask for previous school reports to be brought to this
  • Written tests where appropriate, for example for Year 7 entry. For A Level students we will look at your GCSE grades, or first year A Level results if you are transferring
  • Further follow-up calls, emails or meetings if you have more questions, or we need more information, for example subject choices for A Level
  • Written offer from us
  • Completed application returned and deposit paid to secure place
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