Our application process

Thank you for your interest in Abbey Gate College.

Although the main points of entry are at Foundation, Year 7 and Sixth Form, we can consider new pupils in other year groups, if there is space available. We encourage all potential applicants to come to the College and personally meet with the Head of the respective schools.

Entry into Years 3-11 is by Entrance Exam and by observation-based assessment for the Infant School (Foundation -Year 2). All students will also need to meet with the respective Heads during the application process. This can be before or after an application is submitted.

Our Sixth Form entry also requires an interview with the Heads of Sixth Form, after which a conditional offer will be made and will be dependent upon agreed GCSE grade requirements. Our standard requirement is Grade 6 or above in the chosen A-Level subjects (or relevant subject), Grade 5 or above in English and Maths and Grade 4 or above in non-related GCSE subjects.

Further information can be found in our Admissions Policy.

We would love to show you around our College, so that you can see for yourself what a special community this is.



To request a prospectus, or register your interest in a specific year group, please click on the links at the bottom of this page.

We will then get in touch with you to either book a tour, or to discuss next steps.



If you would like to submit an application, please click here. This will take you to our new Admissions Portal.

  1. Create an account on the Admissions Portal
  2. Click on Applications – New Registration
  3. Select the relevant Application Form for the year group you require



If your child is interested in joining our Year 7 September 2025 cohort, and would like to experience a day as an Abbey Gate College student, we are holding three Taster Days for Year 6 pupils:

  • Thursday 17 October 2024
  • Thursday 14 November 2024
  • Thursday 21 November 2024

Please click here to select your date. Spaces are limited, so please only select one date per child.



If you are interested in your child starting in our Foundation class in September 2025, we will be running three assessment mornings, where they will be observed in our classroom setting. These will last around a hour each. We will need a completed application form and will then contact you to arrange the date of your choice.

  • Friday 4 October 2024
  • Friday 15 November 2024
  • Friday 17 January 2025


For any additional information, please email or call Sam MacLaren on 01244 564 170