Entry to the Senior School at 11 is by a combination of interview, present school reference, and the January entrance examination. Every effort is made to make the competition fair by taking into account different school experiences up to that point.
Further details of the entrance examination, including examples of past papers, are available on request from the School Office.
Entry is also possible by examination and interview at 13+, for pupils to enter the third year.
If places are available, individual admission is possible at other levels of entry.
The College welcomes applications for Sixth Form Entry . Admission is based on a combination of interview, present school reports, and performance at GCSE. In January there is an open competition for a number of 16 + Edmund Rice Senior Scholarships, awarded on academic merit alone and tenable throughout the student's Sixth-Form career.
A separate Sixth-Form Prospectus is available on request
Details of all aspects of admission can be obtained from the School Office. There is an Open Evening and Open Morning in October, a Sixth-Form Evening in January (for students currently in their GCSE year), and an Activities Afternoon in July (for primary school pupils)
A special induction programme, beginning with visits the previous term, eases the transition into Year 7. Incoming pupils are from feeder primary schools - as many as 30 different schools in a given year and from a wide area embracing Liverpool, Sefton, Ormskirk, Formby, Southport, Wigan, Rainford and St. Helens.
In addition the Principal is pleased to meet individual parents and prospective pupils by appointment and to arrange a guided tour of the school at work.
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