Admissions Process

If your child is interested in joining Stoke College, we would love you to come and visit or join one of our open day events. We host a a number of informal events for parents where you can ask questions and meet staff and pupils.


The closing date for applications for Year 7 and Year 9 entry is 14 December 2024.  Please upload all requested documents with your application.  If there are individual needs that we need to consider, please do contact admissions and provide all supporting documentation.  An application fee of £150 is required when you submit your application.  If your child’s main residence is overseas, the fee is £500.  Please see the link to our application here


All applicants will be invited to our group assessment day on the morning of Saturday 13 January 2024.  We aim to make this as enjoyable as possible and applicants will be required to complete an assessment in Maths, English and non verbal reasoning.  


Following the assessment day, we will be inviting applicants to join us for a Taster Day on Tuesday 23rdJanuary 2024.  Please note that this is an invitation only event. The taster day is a great opportunity for your child to get to know us better and will provide an opportunity to experience a day fully immersed in all that Stoke College has to offer. 


We will be making offers to successful applicants on 30 January 2024 and you will be required to confirm your acceptance no later than Monday 1 March 2024.

When a place is accepted, we ask that you pay an Acceptance Deposit of £750 to secure the place (for UK based families) or for those based overseas, the Acceptance Deposit is £1000. The Acceptance Deposit is refunded when your child leaves Stoke College and their account has been settled in full. Please also note, students from overseas who require a CAS (Certificate of Acceptance to Study) to support their VISA application will be asked to pay a full year’s fees in advance. 


  • Closing date for applications – 14 December 2023
  • Group assessment day – Saturday 13 January 2024  
  • Taster Day (invitation only) – Tuesday 23 January 2024
  • Offers will be made by 2 February 2024
  • Acceptance of Offers 1 March 2024

If you are seeking an in-year place in year groups 7 – 9, please do contact who will be happy to discuss availability and next steps.

We’re really looking forward to meeting you.