Expressly Academic Testing
What is Expressly Academic?
Children that apply to Poole High School will be admitted without reference to ability or aptitude. Parents also have the opportunity to apply for a place within the 'Expressly Academic Class' (10% of intake). These children are selected on the basis of ability and are required to take a series of tests.
Our Expressly Academic route is intended for students with high ability.
As a general guide, if your child is regularly at or above age related expectations or has an NVR or CATS score greater than 115, then it is appropriate.
The test is in three parts:
Part 1 – Reasoning Test
Part 2 – English Test
Part 3 – Mathematics Test
The reasoning test is multiple choice and has elements of both verbal and non-verbal reasoning. The English and Mathematics tests are based upon the KS2 curriculum.
The closing date for applications is Sunday 17th September 2023 at 23:59hrs.
No late applications will be accepted after this time.
The date of the test is on the morning of Saturday 30th September 2023, with exact timings to follow.
Once you have applied you will recieve an immediate email to confirm receipt of application.
We shall contact all candidates the week beginning Monday 18th September to confirm the exact timings and procedures for the testing day.
Letters with the results of the test will be sent out between Monday 16th October and Friday 20th October.
The deadline for applying for a secondary school place via BCP Council is 31st October 2023.
To submit an application please complete our online form below or by following this link: https://forms.gle/SKtiQrDBTfxxJpAK8