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Musical Aptitude Test

Musical Aptitude Test 2021

Application now open for Year 7 entry September 2022


Timetable to obtain ‘music criteria’ to apply for Year 7 entry September 2022:

January 2021: application to Musical Aptitude Test 2021 opens

Friday 21st May 2021 (3.30pm): closing date to submit electronic application form to Ashmole Academy.  This application enables current Year 5 applicants to enter the Musical Aptitude Test 2021 process.

Sunday 13th June 2021 is the date for Musical Aptitude Test 2021: approximately one hour in duration, times for the tests will be sent at least 2 weeks prior to the test date.

Successful applicants from the Test will be invited to audition.

Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th July 2021 - Music Auditions: at audition stage, invited pupils will receive 3 minutes to perform.  The results of the applicant’s individual audition will be sent to parents by Ashmole Academy in the Autumn Term 2022 before the closing date for submission of the eAdmission application form to your home local authority.

On receipt of the result of the Musical Aptitude audition, successful applicants will receive a rank number, unsuccessful applicants will not receive a rank number. Parents of pupils who are ranked will be eligible to apply to Ashmole Academy under the ‘music criteria’ for entry September 2022.  Parents ‘must’ list Ashmole Academy as one of their preferences on their Application Form.  The result of the auditions ‘do not’ guarantee a place at the school.

Full details of the Musical Aptitude process are outlined in the school Admission Policy

Ashmole Academy/Admission Policy 2022

Wednesday 6th October 2021 (date to be confirmed) : Secondary Transfer Evening: Subject to guidance from the government, prospective parents and students will have the opportunity to view the school and obtain a copy of the school prospectus.

31st October 2021: closing date for submitting eAdmission application form to the local authority Admissions Department to apply for a secondary school place.

1st March 2022 - National Offer Day: local authority inform parents of their secondary school place offer. 

March to September 2022 - Further offers from waiting list made by Ashmole Academy.

June 2022 - Appeal hearings will be held.

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