The Whitgift Foundation pays particular regard to the Equality Act 2010 in ensuring that prospective students have equal opportunities when being considered for a place. If your son has special educational needs or a disability, please ensure that you make us aware at the point of application. Prospective students may be entitled to exam concessions and/or specific access arrangements, such as agreed additional time or the use of a laptop for entrance examinations. In these circumstances, we would ask for supporting evidence, to include any of the following:
- A Statement of Need/ Educational Health Care Plan
- An Educational Psychologist’s report (dated within the last two years)
- A consultant’s letter
Plus, a supporting letter from the prospective student’s current school stating his existing examination concessions and usual way of working.
In fairness to all students sitting the Whitgift Entrance Examinations, our Head of Learning Support follows the JCQ guidelines, when allocating exam concessions.