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The majority of pupils join Shiplake in Year 7 (11+), Year 9 (13+) or Year 12 (16+) but occasionally places are available in other year groups. Parents who are interested in applying for a place at Shiplake should complete our online Registration Form and pay the £100 registration fee (a PayPal payment may be made as part of the online process).

Shiplake College does not select on the grounds of academic ability alone. Applications are welcome from all pupils who have the potential to make the most of the wealth of opportunities that Shiplake can offer. Shiplake College’s aim is to encourage applications from a diverse range of backgrounds. This enriches our community and is vital in preparing our pupils for the modern world.

Full information about the process and timings for each intake point may be found at these links:

Year 7 (11+)

Year 9 (13+)

Year 12 (16+)

Other Applications

Meet the Team

Our friendly admissions team are on hand to guide you throughout the process of joining Shiplake College. They will welcome you on open mornings and individual visits, and be your port of call should any queries or questions arise.

Mrs Esther Pasmore, the Admissions Registrar, joined Shiplake in March 2016. Esther is passionate about helping you decide whether Shiplake is the right school for your child. Email [email protected] or call 0118 940 5221.

Mrs Hayley Young, Assistant Registrar, joined the team in November 2014. Hayley lives locally and was already familiar with the College ethos prior to joining the admissions office. Hayley provides support to Esther and Katherine and is another port of call for parent enquiries. Email [email protected] or call 0118 970 4764. 

Mrs Katherine Green, Director of External Relations, joined Shiplake in September 2013. She is responsible for leading the College's marketing, admissions, fundraising and alumni relations activities. Katherine grew up in Henley and has long been a member of Henley Hockey Club. Email [email protected] or call 0118 940 5222.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss a new or existing application. There is somebody at the end of a phone or email most days (even in the school holidays!) and they will be delighted to assist you. Please leave a voicemail if we cannot get to the phone when you call. 

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We came away completely committed to the idea that this is the right place and thoroughly appreciate all the time, care and effort that goes into setting these experiences up. I don’t know what the Shiplake magic is, but everyone just seems so nice and kind and genuinely interested in whomever they talk to.
Experience Event Attendee - June 2023