Oakham School Form 3/Year 9 (13+) Deferred Entry/Early Registration, Online Pre-test

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Oakham School is a co-educational day and boarding school for pupils aged 10-18. It is located in the heart of rural England and has a beautiful 70-acre campus. The school has a rich history, with the original 16th-century school building still in use today and its Chapel, an important part of school life, built as a memorial to Old Oakhamians who died in WW1.


The curriculum at Oakham School is broad and engaging. Experienced teachers deliver lessons of a high quality, enabling pupils to fulfil their academic potential. This means the school’s results in public examinations are excellent, and the majority of school leavers go on to study at top universities, including Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial and UCL. 


Pupils joining in Year 9 (Form 3) will find their curriculum exciting and inspiring. Experiences outside the classroom will bring their classroom-based learning to life. Students will, for example, get the opportunity to visit the WW1 battlefields in France and complete an independent research project – the aim being to instil in pupils a lifelong love of learning.


The co-curricular programme at Oakham School is extensive, helping to make pupils’ time at the school enjoyable and memorable. Available activities (of which there are over 125) include rock climbing, archery, ballet and lifeguarding. Furthermore, pupils are encouraged to spend time giving back to the local community, which they can do by getting involved with Voluntary Action. Through this, they can get a placement helping in a local primary school or nursery; help run activities for disabled, young people; or assist the elderly. 


Pastoral care is taken very seriously at Oakham School, as the school recognises that pupils need to feel safe and secure to thrive. Tutors get to know their tutees well, which means they are in a position to offer support and guidance when necessary. In addition to this, each pupil belongs to a House (whether they are a boarder or day pupil) led by a Housemaster or Housemistress. Each House has a warm and welcoming environment, meaning pupils have a haven to relax in with their friends, which is beneficial for their mental wellbeing.


Oakham School Form 3/Year 9 (13+) Deferred Entry/Early Registration Admissions Process


Oakham School recommends that you visit the school so you can see for yourself how much it has to offer. You can attend the Whole School Open Event in May and/or arrange an individual visit. The Open Event is held on a Saturday and will give you the chance to look around the facilities, meet staff members, listen to a talk from the Head and speak to the admissions team (click here to book your place). Individual visits usually take place on a weekday, enabling you to see the school in action. You should contact the admissions team to arrange an individual visit (contact details are further down).  


If you decide to register your child for a deferred place for Form 3 (Year 9), you need to complete a registration form and pay a £150 registration fee.


Your child will take a bespoke online pre-test, sit a creative writing paper and be interviewed. This will typically happen between October and February of Year 7, with the pre-test normally being administered by your child’s current school and the creative writing paper and interview taking place at Oakham. A report and reference from your child’s current school will be reviewed as part of the process.


Offers made after the pre-test are conditional. Your child will need to take the Common Entrance exam at the end of Year 8 and get an average 55% pass mark to secure their place. If they go to a school that does not do the Common Entrance exam, they will sit Oakham’s entrance assessments in January of Year 8 instead. 


Acceptance of a place involves paying a deposit, which will be refunded when your child leaves Oakham School.


Oakham School Form 3/Year 9 (13+) Scholarships and Bursaries


Oakham School offers Academic, All-Rounder, Art, Design and Technology, Drama, Music and Sport scholarships to 13+ entrants.


Scholars will demonstrate outstanding ability in their chosen area. They will also be excellent role models, embracing all that Oakham School has to offer. Academic scholars will have a passion for learning and delve into subjects beyond what the syllabuses demand of them. Art scholars will have a portfolio of work that shows they have a wide range of skills. Music scholars will typically be of at least a Grade 6 standard on their main instrument. For information about the other scholarships and details about how to apply, please look at the school’s Scholarships and Bursaries booklet. 


Parents of scholarship applicants can apply for a means-tested bursary if their child would be unable to attend Oakham School without financial assistance. Applying for a bursary, which can cover up to 100% of the school’s fees, involves completing a Financial Circumstances form and writing a letter that explains why you think the school should offer your child financial support. 


Oakham School Form 3/Year 9 (13+) Deferred Entry/Early Registration: School Details and Online Pre-test Assessment Information


Address: Chapel Close, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6DT

County: East Midlands

Admissions info: [email protected] or 01572 758758

School type: Independent co-educational day and boarding school 

Open Event: May

Entrance assessments for deferred entry: Online pre-test assessment, creative writing paper, interview and Common Entrance exam/School’s own exams


The bespoke online pre-test for deferred entry to Form 3 (Year 9) of Oakham School consists of various modules:


  • Mathematics – includes questions on statistics, geometry, measurements and arithmetic, covering areas taught from the national curriculum. Your child’s problem-solving and mathematical reasoning skills will be assessed.


  • English – includes a reading comprehension exercise, with questions designed to test your child’s ability to understand what they have read and make inferences. There will also be questions that test spelling, grammar and punctuation. 


  • Verbal Reasoning – consists of questions that test your child’s vocabulary, their capacity to interpret context-based meanings and solve problems with written information.


  • Non-Verbal Reasoning – comprises multiple-choice questions that evaluate your child’s spatial and visual reasoning using shapes, pictures and diagrams.


Oakham School Form 3/Year 9 (13+) Deferred Entry/Early Registration Practice Tests and Preparation Tips


Our Oakham School deferred entry 13+ online practice tests are very accurate, ensuring that your child’s exam preparation is targeted and efficient. Read on to learn more!


Oakham School 13+ Deferred Entry Online Practice Tests


These full mock tests are designed to provide your child with highly accurate practice ahead of Oakham School’s bespoke online assessment. Each practice test replicates the modules, timings and question types used in the actual exam.


Each test contains unique content, but they are all pitched at the same difficulty level as the actual assessment. This means you can easily benchmark your child’s progress as they work through the practice tests. Click the links below to learn more:


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Oakham School 13+ Deferred Entry Online Skill Practice


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Oakham School 13+ Deferred Entry Preparation Tips


By using our online practice tests, your child can boost their confidence and be in a strong position to excel in Oakham School’s online pre-test assessment. Here are our Top Three Tips for making the most of our resources:


  • Answers and explanations are provided for each question. If your child looks carefully at any questions they get wrong, they can learn from their mistakes and avoid repeating them in the actual assessment.
  1. Your child can identify their strengths and weaknesses by looking at their scores and feedback for each module. They can then focus on their weak areas, turning them into areas of strength. 
  2. Our practice tests are carefully crafted to closely replicate the actual online assessment. By working their way through our tests and paying attention to the way the questions are worded, your child will know what to expect in the actual assessment. This will help to alleviate any nerves that might affect their performance on the day of the actual assessment.


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The information in this post was believed to be correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of possible future changes. We advise you to contact the school directly if you are unsure of anything. School contact details are provided within the post.


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