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Admissions Timeline

After registering for the School, the following is a guide to the Admissions timeline and what happens next.  With Covid-19 restrictions in place at the present time, please take below as a general overview of historic events.  Some elements may change according to what we are able to offer within given timeframes.  For the latest information please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Admissions office

What Happens Next - for 13+ entry
YEAR 6 or YEAR 7

Canford makes contact with parents of registered children on the Headmaster's List to ask if they wish to sit the ISEB Common pre-test at their prep school (or at Canford if not at a prep school).  Success in this leads to an invitation to a Headmaster's List Pre-Assessment Day at Canford.

YEAR 7  
April/May Parents of those with confirmed places are invited to drinks with House staff
May Headmaster's List assessment day for late applicants (Option D)
YEAR 8  
September Canford sends out details of scholarships to be held in the Spring
October 'Path Ahead' Information Evening

Scholarship and bursary application closing dates

Canford Entrance Tests take place (for those not taking either the Academic Scholarship or Common Entrance)

Music Scholarships take place


Sport Scholarships take place

Music and Sport Scholarships results notified

Art, Drama and Design Scholarships take place


Academic Scholarships take place

Scholarship and bursary results notified

May Final House allocations for those without firm House places

Common Entrance takes place and results notified

Familiarisation Day at Canford for those joining in September

YEAR 9  
September Arrival at Canford
What Happens Next - for 16+ entry
YEAR 10  
April Open Day with presentations and Q&A sessions about joining our Sixth Form
Application forms available
YEAR 11  
Early October Open Day with presentations and Q&A sessions about joining our Sixth Form
Mid October Closing date for applications
Early November Entrance Tests
Academic Scholarship
Assyrian Scholarship (including Sport Scholarship)
Music Scholarship
1st December Offers of scholarships, places and waiting list places to candidates from UK schools
8th December Deadline for acceptance of offers
Spring A Level subject choice and advice
Late June (Saturday) Familiarisation Day at Canford
YEAR 12  
Early September Start of the Christmas Term
September Sixth Form parents forum about Sixth Form life, university applications and careers advice