Ibstock Place School

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Information for External Candidates attending either Prep School Entrance Assessments or Senior School Entrance Examinations on Saturday 21 January 2017

We very much look forward to welcoming candidates for Prep School Entrance Assessment or Senior School Entrance Examinations on Saturday 21 January.

To view information about arrival and collection arrangements for 11+ candidates please see immediately below. For candidates attending 12+, 13+ and 14+ examinations and arrangements for the Prep School Entrance Assessment please scroll further down this page.


11+ Candidates arriving by car

External 11+ candidates applying for entry to the Senior School and arriving by car may turn into the Main Gate on Clarence Lane. The Main Gate will be open in the morning (only) from 07.45 for candidates who have been instructed to register at 08.00 and from 08.30 for candidates who have been instructed to register at 08.45.

If your child has been instructed to register at 08.45, please do not arrive to drop off before 08.30.

You will be directed to drive along the front of Clarence Wing and stop to allow your child to get out of the car. Please ensure that your child has his or her pencil case and any equipment he or she needs, as previously advised, and that nothing is left behind in the car. Parents should not leave their vehicles during the candidate drop off. Prefects will greet and escort your child through to Registration in the Conservatory. You will be asked to drive on and exit School via the Priory Lane Gate. Please note that you may only turn left when making this exit.

Please refer to this map for further guidance

11+ Candidates arriving on foot

External 11+ candidates applying for entry to the Senior School and arriving with their parents on foot may enter School either via Clarence Lane to reach Main Reception (please do not enter through the Main Gate where cars may be trying to turn in), or walk through the School Gate on Danebury Avenue nearest Roberts Hall and ask to be directed to the Conservatory where Registration will take place.

Please refer to this map for further guidance

(Current IPS Prep 6 candidates applying for entry to the Senior School should make their way on foot to Roberts House for their Registration.)

11+ Candidate collection

Collection time of candidates will depend on the time of Registration, as set out below. Please note that for those collecting by car there is no parking anywhere on site. You are strongly advised not to drive into Danebury Avenue but instead to park in the Richmond Park car park nearest Roehampton Gate, or on Bank Lane, or environs.

For 11+ candidates who registered at 08.00:

Collection of External 11+ candidates with surname A to K will take place at 12.45 in The Conservatory (13.30 for those candidates with Extra Time.)

Collection of External 11+ candidates with surname L to Z will take place at 12.45 in Roberts Hall. (13.30 for those candidates with Extra Time.)

For 11+ candidates who registered at 08.45:

Collection of External 11+ candidates with surname A to K will take place at 13.30 in The Conservatory (14.15 for those candidates with Extra Time.)

Collection of External 11+ candidates with surname L to Z will take place at 13.30 in Roberts Hall. (14.15 for those candidates with Extra Time.)

Those collecting candidates should aim to arrive in good time.

Please access either collection point on foot via the School Gate nearest Roberts Hall on Danebury Avenue. You are asked to move speedily to the exit once you have collected your child so that we may ensure the collection process runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible for all.

Please refer to this map for further guidance


12+, 13+ and 14+ Candidate arrival and collection

Parents of candidates applying for 12+, 13+ or 14+ entry are advised to park in the Richmond Park car park nearest Roehampton Gate or on Bank Lane, or environs. Candidates should then make their way with their parents on foot to the Theatre Foyer for Registration, using the gate on Danebury Avenue nearest the Theatre for access. All 12+, 13+ and 14+ Entrance Examinations will be taken in the Theatre.

Collection of 12+, 13+ and 14+ candidates will be from the Theatre Foyer at the time advised in previous correspondence.

Please refer to this map for further guidance


Information for candidates attending the Prep School Assessment Day on Saturday 21 January 2017

Parents of candidates applying for entry to the Prep School are advised to park in the Richmond Park car park nearest Roehampton Gate, on Bank Lane or environs. Candidates should then make their way with their parents on foot to the Theatre Gate on Danebury Avenue. Please note this is the first School gate on the left on Danebury Avenue. This will be open from 08.00.

Collection of candidates will be from Macleod House at the time advised in previous correspondence.

Please refer to this map for further guidance


Congestion

Please allow sufficient time for arrival and collection at School. You are requested to prevent congestion on Danebury Avenue by avoiding this no-through road and instead parking in nearby Richmond Park (which has a café), on Bank Lane, or environs.

While the Entrance Examination and Assessment Day will conclude significantly before, you may wish to note that Richmond Park's Roehampton Gate is locked at 4.30pm.


Pushchairs and Dogs

Due to Health and Safety reasons dogs are not allowed anywhere on the School grounds.

We regret we are also unable to accommodate children's pushchairs within School buildings due to the need for infection control. Visitors bringing pushchairs onto the campus will be requested to leave them outside Main Reception or by the School gates and do so at their own risk. School is unable to accept responsibility for loss or damage to pushchairs while left on the campus.


The Headmistress Welcome to Ibstock Place School and we do hope that this website provides you with a flavour of our distinctive and successful School. In saying that, nothing compares with a visit, so we do encourage you most warmly to arrange an appointment to visit the School during one of the Open Days and Events. Visits may be organised by completing the online form on our Request to attend an Open Day page, or by emailing or telephoning the Registrar. You may also find it useful to consult the Admissions Information Guide 2016-2017.

Let me say that Ibstock Place School has a passionate belief in all pupils receiving a challenging and inspirational education: the enthusiastic and ambitious staff attach great importance to the development of pupils’ individuality and their having regard for tolerance, courtesy and respect. IPS pupils are able to find their strengths whether it is becoming the promising musician, the meticulous scholar, the outstanding sportsman or the talented artist. The School sees its responsibility as ensuring that the accomplishments of our pupils reflect their talents and interests and as they leave Ibstock Place School they do so as creative, resilient and empathetic adults.

We look forward to meeting you in the future.

Anna Sylvester-Johnson
Headmistress