Pre Entrance Exam Assessment for Special Consideration (Laxton Junior School, Peterborough)

Partner: Laxton Junior School, Oundle, Peterborough (1)
Partner type: Maintained School
Project category: Academic

Assessing candidates for any learning difficulties that may need to be brought to our attention prior to the pupil sitting the Entrance Exam.  We no longer award any additional time or reader but will need to take the potential need for those access arrangements into consideration when marking the candidate’s examination scripts.

Aims of the project


To make reasonable adjustment to meet a pupil’s learning difficulties in order to give them equality of opportunity to show their potential in the Entrance Examination. The candidates benefit.

Background and goals

Long established, 12 years plus. Identified through liaison with primary schools and parents of prospective pupils.




The benefits can be best measured by how many pupils that are awarded special consideration of part of this process actually take up the offer of a place should they be successful in the Entrance Exam.

Pupil involvement


Frequency and duration

Ongoing, every autumn term.