Admission Dates

Entrance & Scholarship Examinations

Year 7:  January 2022

Year 12:  January 2022

Open Morning – Saturday 19th June 2021

10.00am – 1.00pm

No appointment required.

To view the contents of our Virtual Open Day from March 2021, please click here

Entrance Examinations

Entrance Examinations for admission to Ockbrook School, can be undertaken throughout the year.

Year 7 Entrance Examinations also have a specific date in January each year.

The offer of a place is dependent upon Entrance Examination results and interviews.


Scholarships are available to students in a number of areas based on academic merit or performance in specific subject areas (Art, Drama, Music and Sport) and take the form of a programme of events available to scholars (lectures and debates, guest speakers, conferences, workshops, trips and visits). Scholarships are available to both internal and external candidates.  Academic Scholarships may be awarded annually.  Academic Scholarships automatically continue into our Sixth Form, subject to an annual review, as long as the original conditions are being met by the student and parents.

All scholarships awarded are made on the understanding that the recipient will remain enthusiastic and committed to the field in which he/she has been given the award either by making significant academic progress or by contributing fully to School life in terms of participation in School teams, productions or ensembles as appropriate.  Art, Sport, Drama and Music scholarships cease if the student no longer studies that subject at GCSE Level or later at A Level.  Exceptions to this rule may arise if the student is still fully involved with Art, Sport, Drama or Music in school, supporting events in that field and representing the school e.g. captain of the school netball team.

Bursarial Awards

Bursarial Awards may be given to those students whose parents require financial assistance to enable payment of the full fees; they are fully means tested. Bursary Applications can be submitted with an application form. Bursaries are awarded at the discretion of the Governors and Headmaster and will normally continue throughout the student’s school career subject to an annual review of the parents’ means, which will take place during the Spring Term. In addition a Bursary may be awarded if parents’ financial circumstances deteriorate during their child’s time in school.

Please contact our Registrar for further information via email ( Any award is given subject to a satisfactory annual review and may be withdrawn at the discretion of the Governors and Headmaster if a student’s conduct or performance proves unsatisfactory.

Armed Forces

Ockbrook School is listed on the MOD’s Accredited Schools Database (ASD).  This means that as a Service parent you can claim the Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA) if you choose to send your child to Ockbrook School.

Our high ratio of dedicated staff to students means we provide one-to-one care that fosters a sense of security and well-being. Our peaceful campus is the perfect setting in which your child can grow and develop. Not only are we proud of our outstanding academic record, but we cater for all our students with an array of extra-curricular endeavours from sports to music, Duke of Edinburgh to art.

We are proud of our pastoral care, and the established boarding element in the school means that we have years of experience in round the clock care for our students. We also understand that students whose family come from a military background may be exposed to different pressures and we are sensitive to many of the issues arising from this.

15% discount available to Forces Families from September 2018.


Primary Fees 2020-21

Senior Fees – 2020-21

For Boarding Fees – Please contact Mrs Sheldon, Registrar

When two or more pupils from one family are attending the school, there is a reduction of 4% on the above tuition and boarding fees for the second child, 20% for the third and 25% for the fourth and subsequent children (please note sibling discount applies once a child enters Reception class).

A discount of 2% will be allowed where the whole year’s tuition and boarding fees are paid in advance, i.e. by 9.00 am on the first day of the Autumn Term.  If you wish to pay the year’s fees in advance please inform the Finance Department in writing no later than 4 weeks before the end of the Summer Term.

How to Apply

To apply for a place at Ockbrook School please download and complete an Application Form and return it to:
Juliette Sheldon
Ockbrook School
The Settlement
DE72 3RJ

If you would like to receive a copy of our current prospectus please contact us on 01332 673 532 or email your request to
Alternatively, fill out our online form above.

Open Mornings

We welcome families and visitors on an individual basis throughout the year.  We host an annual whole school open morning, this provides parents and prospective pupils with the opportunity to take in the school’s excellent facilities, meet staff and experience the setting of the school in its impressive and extensive grounds.

Saturday 19th June 2021 10am – 1pm

Personal tours and/or taster sessions are available at any time of the year upon request to Juliette Sheldon, Registrar, 01332 673 532 or by email