Ockbrook School  is a coeducational day and boarding school for children aged 3-18 years.  Boarding is available for girls and boys aged 11-18 only. Admission is available at any time.

Prospective students are invited to spend at least one session in school working alongside students of their own age group, as part of the assessment/entrance process.

Prospective students aged 11-16 years may also be required to sit a formal Entrance Examination. 11+ and Sixth Form Entrance Examinations take place in January of each year.

If you and your child are interested in experiencing the spirit of Ockbrook School, we hold annual Open Days in the Autumn and Spring Term when you are invited to visit and see the day-to-day life at school. Alternatively, request a prospectus using the form below.

You can also arrange to visit us and meet the Headmaster at other times by contacting the School’s Registrar on 01332 673 532 or email

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Entrance & Scholarship Examinations

Year 7:  21st January 2020

Year 12:  23rd January 2020

Open Morning – Saturday 5th October 2019

10.00am – 1.00pm

No appointment required.

Open Morning – Saturday 7th March 2020

10.00am – 1.00pm

No appointment required.


Year 7 (age 11) and Sixth Form Entrance Examinations for admission to Ockbrook School, take place in January each year.

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


Scholarships are available to both internal and external candidates.  Academic Scholarships may be awarded annually on the results of the Entrance Procedures at 11+ and 16+ and at the discretion of the Headmaster at any time.  Academic Scholarships automatically run, subject to an annual review, through into our Sixth Form as long as the original conditions are being met by the student and parents.

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).  There is also a Headmaster’s Award which may be given to a student who displays all round achievement.  All awards 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 orchestras 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.

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

Any award is given subject to a satisfactory annual review and may be withdrawn at the discretion of the Governors and Headmaster if a pupil’s conduct or performance proves unsatisfactory.

If you would like further information about Bursary Awards please contact Finance Office on 01332 673 532 or email


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 – SEPTEMBER 2019

Senior Fees – SEPTEMBER 2019

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.


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.


We welcome families and visitors on an individual basis throughout the year.  We host an annual whole school open day, as well as an open day exclusively for our Early Years Department. This provides parents and prospective pupils with the opportunity to take in the school’s excellent facilities, meet staff and current students and experience the setting of the school in its impressive and extensive grounds.

Whole SchoolSaturday 5th October 201910.00am - 1.00pm
Whole SchoolSaturday 7th March 202010.00am - 1.00pm

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