Special Access Arrangements

If a pupil has a current statement of educational needs (SEN), an Education Health Care Plan, speaks English as a Second Language or faces any other barrier to learning, whether medical or educational (eg. Specific learning difficulties), or parents believe his circumstances may affect his performance in the entrance exam, they can request that special consideration be given to him. 

Parents must complete the relevant Special Access Arrangements form:

11+ applications: Applicants should complete the 'Access Arrangments' section of the 11+ application form and upload any supporting evidence to their application account by the date given on the form.

Late Entry applications: Applicants must complete the form at the bottom of this page and send it with written supporting evidence to admissions@bishopwordsworths.org.uk  at least 10 school days before the late entry exam.

Sixth Form: Please see here

All evidence must be less than two years old on the date of the exam. 

The School will consult with appropriate medical or educational professionals (such as the pupil's Headteacher, SENCo and the LA Educational Psychologist). 

Parents will be advised of the outcome of that consultation in writing prior to the date of the exam itself and informed as to whether special measures will be allowed.

In making such requests, parents implicitly consent to the School conducting this consultation process. 

If a pupil's poor performance in the exam is directly attributed to his special circumstances but the School has not been informed prior to the exam, his circumstances will NOT be taken into account retrospectively.  Whatever the precise nature of the pupil's specific medical or educational needs, parents should always seek guidance from the School as early as possible.

For further information regarding Special Access Arrangements for years 7-11, contact:

Mrs Ruth Cliffe
Admissions Officer
Bishop Wordsworth’s School
Exeter Street
E-mail: admissions@bishopwordsworths.org.uk

For further information regarding Special Access Applications for entry into the Sixth Form please see here.

Special Access Form - Late Entry Exam
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