Our Lady's Abingdon - Admissions: International Candidates

Admissions: International Candidates

International pupils, and British pupils joining us from overseas education, will undergo a modified assessment process.  This allows us to assess pupils’ English language skills and learning levels, and to plan tailored support for each child.

  • Parents may register their child for admission by completing our Registration Form, and paying the Registration Fee of £100.  Details of how to make payment can be found on the registration form.
  • We ask parents to also provide a recent school report and (if relevant) SEN information for a Learning Support evaluation.  We contact the child’s current school to obtain a reference.
  • Your completed registration form and supporting documents should be emailed to admissions@ola.org.uk or posted to Admissions, Our Lady’s Abingdon School, Radley Road, Abingdon-on-Thames, Oxfordshire OX14 3PS.

Lower School Admissions

  • Following receipt of your registration documents we will evaluate your child’s school report, if relevant any Learning Support requirements and ask any clarifying questions.
  • When all has been approved, we will contact you to arrange an admissions meeting for you and your child, with our Lower School teachers.
  • Your child will be invited to an additional meeting with our Head of English or Head of Languages.
  • This will enable us to assess your child’s English language proficiency and to plan tailored support where appropriate.
  • There are no formal entrance examinations for our Lower School.

Senior School and OLA 6th Admissions

International pupils, and British pupils joining us from overseas education seeking entry to Year 7-11 and OLA 6th (Sixth Form), are required to submit a UKiset result.  This is an adaptive cognitive online test taken in English and assesses a pupil’s underlying academic ability.

For more information or to register for the test, please visit the UKiset website or contact UKiset at enquiries@ukiset.com.
Once registered, the UKiset team will be in touch to make arrangements, no additional third parties are required. This includes organising an approved UK or international test centre where the candidate sits the test, or for online invigilation in the comfort of your own home.

Assessments for 11+ entry are held in November for admission the following September, a valid test should be submitted by July preceding the November assessments. However supplementary assessments are held as needed for late applicants.

Parents may register their child for admission by submitting a UKiset result, completing our Registration Form, and paying the Registration Fee of £100.  Details of how to make payment can be found on the registration form.  We ask parents to also provide a recent school report and (if relevant) SEN information for a Learning Support evaluation. Where possible predicted GCSE / IGCSE grades should be provided. We contact the child’s current school to obtain a reference.

Your completed registration form and supporting documents should be emailed to admissions@ola.org.uk or posted to Admissions, Our Lady’s Abingdon School, Radley Road, Abingdon-on-Thames, Oxfordshire OX14 3PS.