Application Form for 2023 entry

Our online application form is now LIVE. Please click here to register. We welcome applications after the deadline. If you apply late and are successful in the Entrance Test and Interview, you would be considered after other successful applicants, and go into the waiting pool until a place became available.

If you are interested in applying for September 2024 or later, please fill in our Expression of Interest Form, and we will contact you when we are holding admissions events for your year group.

Important Dates for 2023 entry

We will add more detailed dates to this table before applications open.


Saturday 8 October Applications open (Online)
Saturday 8 October – morning Taster Day 1
Saturday 8 October – afternoon Taster Day 2
Saturday 5 November Taster Day 3
Monday 7 November Early Application Deadline

Get your application for 2023 entry in by 11pm for a guaranteed place at our Entrance Test Preparation Workshop

Saturday 19 November Entrance Test Preparation Workshop

Students who have submitted their EMS applications by early deadline will automatically be invited to this online and in-person event

Saturday 3 December Taster Day 4
Monday 5 December Final Application Deadline (11pm)
Saturday 10 December Entrance Test (In School)
Saturday 11 February and Monday 13 February Interviews (In School)
Early March Conditional Offers
Saturday 11 March Boarding Information Day
Monday 20 March Acceptance of Place Deadline and Residential Application Deadline
Tuesday 4 July New Student Information Day
Thursday 24 August GCSE Results Day
Friday 25 August Enrolment Day

September 2023 Entry

To be eligible to join in 2023 you must be:

  • Resident within Cornwall, Devon, Dorset or Somerset* AND EITHER
  • Born between 1st September 2006 and 31st August 2007 OR
  • Born between 1st September 2007 and 31st August 2008 and in your final year of GCSEs.

In exceptional circumstances, applications will be considered from students born between 1st September 2005 and 31st August 2006.

You must also meet the minimum entry criteria, detailed on the ‘How It Works’ page.

*Applicants from outside the school catchment area will only be considered if places remain once all students within the four counties have been considered.

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