Applying to Giggleswick School
Giggleswick School is a boarding and day, co-educational independent school. We are not a selective school. The school has an equal opportunities policy and is happy to consider applications from any child so long as other entrance criteria are met.
Reasonable adjustments are made to enable a pupil with specific learning needs or disabilities to access the curriculum. The school offers a range of support structures for which no additional charge is made but parents may request support over and above these arrangements for which an additional charge is made.
A registration form can be downloaded here. Please note that completed registration forms should be accompanied by a £150 non-refundable registration fee. On acceptance of a place an entry deposit of £500 (EU) or half a term's boarding fee (non-EU) is required. This amount is refunded, minus any accrued sundries, at the end of the student's career at Giggleswick.
The main entry points to the Senior School are Year 7, Year 9 and Lower Sixth, but we are happy to consider pupils for entry into Years 8 and 10 (please contact the Registrar for further information).
Year 7 and Year 9 entry
Pupils entering Year 7 are normally required to sit Giggleswick’s own entrance examination in the January of the year prior to entry.
Pupils entering Year 9 from preparatory schools are expected to sit the Common Entrance Examination in the term before entry. Pupils from other schools (maintained sector, overseas) will be required to sit tests in English, Maths and Verbal Reasoning in addition to providing copies of their previous School reports.
For those wishing to join the Sixth Form, there is a minimum entry requirement of a B grade average at GCSE, with certain A levels requiring A grades at GCSE. Pupils who do not have a GCSE background are assessed through interview, an essay and a report from their present school. Evidence of an appropriate level of English is required for applicants from Overseas.