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St Winifred's School Southampton

Frequently asked questions

At what age can my child join the School?

Most students join us at age 11 (Year 7). 

Entry into Years 8 to 11

Older students may join the School subject to the availability of places in the appropriate year group.  

Will my child have to pass an examination to be accepted for a place?

All prospective students sit an Entrance Assessment, which - for those joining us at the start of Year 7 - comprises written tests in English, Maths and Reasoning skills.  The objective of the assessment is to ensure that each child is placed in the appropriate teaching groups when they join the School.

Entry into years 8-11 may be possible throughout the academic year, subject to the availability of places.   The Entrance Assessment for prospective students in these year groups will comprise tests in English, Maths and Science.

Can I apply for help with school fees?

A number of academic scholarships - offering a discount of between 10% and 33% - are offered each year to those children who obtain the highest marks in the entrance assessment. 

Scholarships for Music, Art and Sport may also be awarded, with fee discounts up to a maximum of 20%.

In addition, parents may apply for means-tested bursaries, which are based on the parents' income.  The maximum assistance is normally 50% of the total fees.

How do I apply for a place?

We recommend that you visit us prior to making a formal application for a place.  This might be at one of our Open Events, or alternatively by making an appointment to see the Headteacher. 

Once you've visited us, the next stage is to complete a registration form for the Entrance Assessment.   A payment of £50 is required for this.

Once your child has sat the Assessment, we will then consider their application and a decision is made whether to offer a place.  To accept an offer of a place, parents pay a £200 deposit. 

Apart from school fees, what other costs do I need to budget for?

There are a number of school trips which take place throughout the year, some of which are aimed at specific year groups, or certain curriculum areas (e.g. History trips, Geography trips, etc.)   A list of proposed trips, together with estimated costs, is available on request. 

Other items of expenditure include GCSE examination fees, uniform, and events such as the Year 11 Prom. 

Our registration form is available to download and print.

Please click here to request a copy of our prospectus.

You can view our Terms and Conditions of Admission here.

Alternatively please contact the school by telephone on 023 8047 2133, e-mail at or by post at the following address:

The Gregg School
Townhill Park House
Cutbush Lane
SO18 2GF


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