What are Wellington School’s entry requirements?



The Nursery is in partnership with South Ayrshire Council the majority of applications are considered at the start of the year, however, if there are places available, applications will be considered at any time of year. Prospective parents make an appointment to meet the Head, bring their child along and view the school.


Primary 1 to 6

At these stages there are no formal tests. Pupils are invited to come into school for a day to allow an informal assessment to take place with the appropriate class teacher. Previous school reports are requested and an interview with the Head must also be arranged.


Primary 7 to Senior 1

At these levels, pupils must sit tests in English and Mathematics, set by the school. Wellington School offers education to pupils within a wide ability range and the tests are based upon the syllabus used in most Scottish schools. An interview with the Headmaster must also be arranged.

Entry test guidance

  • Entry tests can be sent out to existing schools if parents approach their current Headteacher in advance.
  • Allowances will be made for children who may have undertaken a different scheme of work.
  • Tests can be undertaken at different times of year if places are available.


Senior 2 and 6

Entry to these levels is on the basis of examination results, interview and previous school reports.

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