Finding the right secondary school is perhaps one of the most important decisions you will make. During the seven years of secondary education, young people move from childhood to adulthood. For many, the values and character that is developed during these crucial years as well the knowledge and experience that is gained, will shape the future direction of the lives of our students.
For this reason, we are, at Emmanuel, committed to the holistic development of young people, meaning that outstanding teaching and a strong emphasis on excellence in the curriculum goes hand in hand with opportunities for character development and to learn what it means to lead others sacrificially. Thus, the examined curriculum, the non-examined curriculum and the co-curriculum work together to ensure that students have a broad, rich, meaningful experience that will enable them to develop personally, socially, spiritually and morally as well academically.
We have found that young people who have learned self-discipline, the value of hard work, concern toward others and respect for authority also go on to achieve great things in the examined curriculum and are, as a consequence, well prepared for the challenges and opportunities of adult life.
Emmanuel College is a Christian ethos school for the whole community seeking the transformation of society. We welcome young people from all backgrounds and of all abilities. While Emmanuel College is for everyone, not everyone will think, or will know, whether Emmanuel College is right for them, so it is clearly important for all parents to have a good understanding of the College before their child applies.
Our admissions policy can be found here; this includes full details regarding our catchment area and the application process. The closing date for Year 7 applications is MIDNIGHT 31 OCTOBER of the year preceding the proposed year of entry.
Applications for 2022 have now closed.
Expressions of interest for those intending to apply for 2023 can be made by clicking HERE.
Shown below are the most frequently asked questions by parents.
How do I apply for a place at Emmanuel?
I’ve just moved into the area, can my child transfer to Emmanuel?
All year groups have a waiting list. Should a child leave we look to replace them with a child of a similar ability. Please click here to fill in the application form and then email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide the following information for your child:
- Their SATs results from key stage 2
- A copy (electronic or paper) of their most recent school report
- Their attendance report for the previous academic year
When is the deadline for applications for Year 7?
I missed the deadline for applications, can I still apply?
When will I find out if my child has a place at Emmanuel?
Does my child have to pass a test to get a place at Emmanuel?
My child had special educational needs or a disability, what facilities do you provide to assist them accessing the school and the curriculum?
We provide safe access throughout the College for all users and make reasonable adjustments for students so they are not at a substantial disadvantage. The College buildings are accessible to wheelchair users. There is a lift, disabled toilets in key locations, ramped access and wide corridors. Evac chairs are placed in stairwells to be used in case of the activation of the Fire Alarm. Floors are carpeted throughout and encourage a very quiet teaching environment. We invite you to read full details of our accessibility plan here. Please contact the Admissions Officer email@example.com to discuss any individual needs and how we may provide support to your child.
My child has special educational needs, will they get extra time or help with the test?
The non-verbal reasoning test is designed to provide an indicator of ability and it’s important to know what that is without assistance. Extra time cannot be provided for this test. The test instructions are read to all children and any children who require a scribe can be provided with one. Parents of children who have an Education and Health Care Plan at their primary school should bring this to the attention of the Admissions Officer, as these children may be eligible for extra time on the aptitude test. If you have further queries about this you should email the Admissions Officer firstname.lastname@example.org
My child has limited understanding of English, will they get extra time or help with the test?
Not normally. The test is designed so that children with limited English will be able to access the test but again, if you have queries about this you should email the admissions officer email@example.com