St Davids College

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Admissions Process

Choosing a school is a big decision for a family. We aim to make the process as straightforward as possible.

Entry to St David’s College has never been based on a child’s academic success so far in their school careers and we do not ask prospective pupils to sit an entrance examination. What we do look for is bright, enthusiastic children with potential, who are motivated to learn, will get involved, and will thrive in the school’s community.

The very best way to find out about life at St David’s College is to visit the beautiful grounds, meet the pupils, the Headmaster and the staff. We encourage you to contact us and arrange a visit at any time. We welcome applications throughout the school year and our Registrar ensures that the transition to the new school is smooth and seamless.

Sam Chandran


Ms. Samantha Chandran


Welcome to Admissions

We understand what an important decision choosing the right school for your child is and I am very happy to answer any queries you may have. We recognise that entrusting your child to a school is a privilege. St David’s College is able to offer quality education alongside excellent pastoral care within beautiful surroundings where children’s individual strengths and talents are nurtured.

The ‘whole person’ approach enabling children to develop and reach their potential is adopted throughout the school which increases self-confidence and prepares our children for life beyond their school years. I look forward to your contact and supporting you through the admissions process.

Sam was appointed in January 2021, and is a mother of two St David's College pupils. She has firsthand knowledge of the admissions process and is available to help prospective families with any questions.

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The Process - Step by Step

Step One

Attend an Open Day or Personal Tour

We would recommend that you attend an Open Day as part of your admissions journey. This will give the best and most rounded view of the school. You will have an opportunity to hear from our Headmaster and other members of the Teaching staff as well as meet current pupils and see our stunning school grounds.

Register for an Open Day

If it is not possible to attend an Open Day, we would be happy to host you and your child on a Personal Tour of our beautiful school. Please email to make arrangements

Step Two


You will be asked to complete a registration form expressing an interest in sending your child to St David’s College. Once we have received your completed form, we request you provide a School Report from your child’s current school along with any supporting information or educational references to help your child’s admission. Forms can be requested by emailing

Step Three

Interview with the Headmaster

After we have received all the relevant information, your child will be invited for an informal, friendly conversation with the Headmaster. These usually take place over a video conference call and give the Headmaster the chance to get a better understanding of the individual.

Step Four

Offer of a place

After the interview, if we feel that the prospective pupil and St David’s College are a good fit for each other, an offer of a place will be made in writing. For that place to be secured, the Acceptance Form and deposit must be returned. Acceptance forms will be included with the offer of a place.

Members of the UK Armed Forces can benefit from our Forces Families programme.

For international admissions please contact us for an information pack.

Pupil VISAs

More information about applying for pupil VISAs can be found on our "International Students" page