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Admissions Process

We work closely with parents to make the admissions process as simple as possible so here is our step by step guide to help you plan ahead.

Step 1 - Get in touch 

Contact the Admissions team directly or fill out our Contact Form and we will be in touch with you to answer any questions you may have or arrange an appointment for you to visit the School in person. If you are interested in applying for one of our scholarships (Year 7, Year 9 and Sixth Form entry only), you will also need to return the relevant form along with the Registration Form. See our Scholarships section for more details.

Step 2 - Visit Us

You can visit us on one of our Open Mornings or by private appointment, when you will be able to tour the School and meet the Headteacher, staff and the pupils.   If at all possible, it is best to tour our sites on a normal school day between 09:00 -15:00.

Step 3 - Taster Days

Our website, prospectus, Open Days and private tours certainly give a flavour of life at Claremont and the opportunities on offer, however it is important that children are happy and can ‘experience’ Claremont for themselves, which is why all children are invited to attend a ‘Taster Day’.  During the day your child will become one of the Claremont ‘family’,  following the lesson timetable alongside their peers and immersing themselves in all things creative, sporting and academic.

Pre-Prep and Prep School (Reception to Year 8)

Parents are required to supply a copy of the most recent school reports. For setting purposes only,  pupils seeking entry to the Prep School (Years 3 to 8) will be required to complete a Reading, Mathematics and non-verbal reasoning paper.

Senior School (Years 9-13)

Parents are required to supply a copy of the most recent school reports and your child will have an interview with the Headteacher, either in person or over Skype if unable to attend in person.  Upon completion of a successful ‘taster day’ and interview, an offer letter to join the Senior School will then be sent to parents, along with an Application Form for completion. 

For the Sixth Form;  we would expect those pursuing a full A Level programme to have at least five A* to C grades at GCSE and at least a B grade in those subjects they wish to study at A Level. In some subjects this threshold might be higher. The school reserves the right to refuse entry onto particular courses if it is felt that students will not cope with the demands of a subject.

Step 4 - Registration

Nursery (12 months to Pre-Prep)

On receipt of a completed application form, registration fee and deposit your child’s place is secure.   We will organise ‘settling in’ visits prior to date of entry to enable your child to familiarise themselves with their new surroundings.

Pre-Prep and Prep School (Reception-Year 8)

Following a successful ‘taster day’ (please also refer to our Admissions-Policy), parents complete and submit a Registration Form together with a non-refundable Registration Fee and refundable deposit.  This will secure a place for your child in the required year group.

Senior School (Year 9 – Year 13)

On receipt of a confirmation of offer, completed Application Form and payment of Registration Fee and Deposit, your child’s place will be secure. We will organise events during the second half of the Summer Term for all those joining Year 9 in the following September.  This gives students and parents a chance to meet each other and teachers in an informal setting before joining the School.

What happens next...

A letter confirming receipt of the Acceptance Form and payment of the Deposit will then be sent to parents followed by an Induction Information Pack nearer to the date of entry.

Claremont School
Nursery & Prep

Ebdens Hill, Baldslow, St. Leonards-on-Sea
East Sussex, TN37 7PW
01424 751555

Claremont School
Senior and Sixth Form

Bodiam, Nr. Robertsbridge,
East Sussex, TN32 5UJ
01580 830396

Claremont School
Clyde House

Clyde Ho/258 Sedlescombe Road North,
Hastings, Saint Leonards-on-sea TN37 7JL
01424 233000

Claremont School
Pyke House

Claremont Boarding House Upper Lake,
Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0AN
01424 775332

Claremont School
French Study Centre

La Maison Claremont,
14 rue de l'arbalete,
62500, St Omer

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