How to apply

Entry is based on previous academic results and interview. We have a competitive scholarship and bursary programme awarded by examination, interview and group exercises. We will be happy to send you our IB Diploma Brochure, full details on how to apply and an online Application Form. We encourage prospective students to contact us with any questions they may have. You can register your interest in hearing more about the course and the college using this online form.

Guiding you through the application process

1. School reports and application form

To begin the application process, please send us the applicant’s school reports from the previous two years by email. We will then send you a link to our online application form, which includes a link to pay the £100 Registration Fee.

2. College tour and interview

When we have received all of the above, we will assess the applicant’s school reports. If these are satisfactory, we will invite the applicant and their parents to a tour of St Clare’s and an interview. If you are unable to visit us in Oxford, you can watch the video tour on our website and attend an online interview via Zoom. For IB Diploma and Pre-IB applicants, this will include a Mathematics Placement Test and an English test. This is not an entrance examination.

3. Offer of a place

We are normally able to tell the applicant and their parents our final decision on their application quite promptly. If the interview is satisfactory we will offer the applicant a place at St Clare’s and this will be confirmed by email in an official offer letter that includes an Acceptance Form.

4. Acceptance of the offer

Parents wishing to accept the offer must complete the Acceptance Form within the deadline given in the offer letter and return by email. When parents accept the offer of a place at St Clare’s they will need to pay an Enrolment Deposit of £2,500.

5. Joining information

Instructions on how to access the joining information are included in the offer letter. If you have any questions or if you require any further information about the application procedure please contact us.