Repton is an academically selective school and all children who are considered for a place are assessed. The intention of the assessment process is to evaluate a child’s potential for future success. We look for potential, not just specific to particular activities, but also in behaviour, attitude and character. The assessment process is carefully designed to be a fair measure of a child’s ability in a number of areas. All assessments are age appropriate.
Repton uses paper based tests and Cognitive Ability Tests (CAT) to assist in the selection process. All children applying for Y7 onwards take CATs which are computer based. All Junior School applicants are given age appropriate assessments based on work our current pupils undertake.
Further information on CATs can be downloaded here.
Assessments are carried out in school or arrangements can be made for children to sit the tests at their current school. For Nursery, Reception and Years 1 and 2, assessments can only be conducted in school. If you are not able to bring your children to school at the time of application, we may, in some instances, be able to make a conditional offer contingent on your child passing the assessment once they arrive in Dubai.
Assessments for the Junior School are held every Sunday at 9 am.
For Nursery and Reception please allow 1 hour.
Tests for Y1 and 2 take 1 1½ hours in total.
Years 3 and 4 take 2 – 2¼ hours.
Years 5 and 6 take 2 – 2 ½ hours
Assessments for the Senior School are held every Sunday at 9 am.
Tests and interviews in the Senior School take around 3 hours.
For entry to the Sixth Form (International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme) applicants must achieve a minimum standard in their GCSEs, IGSEs or equivalent in order to take the Diploma. The requirements for Sixth Form are a minimum of six grade Bs at GCSE, IGCSE or equivalent. In some instances, applicants will also take Cognitive Ability Tests. All applicants will be interviewed and must demonstrate participation in wider school life.
All assessment results are final. We do not disclose actual results nor do we enter into correspondence about individual results.
There is a non refundable assessment fee of AED 1000.