Music Aptitude Test

From September 2020, 10% of our Year 7 intake to the Frances Bardsley Academy will be selected by music aptitude. The selection will take place through the use of a Music Aptitude test.

The test is designed to assess music aptitude and not musical ability. Whilst we request information about musical instruments played by students this does not make part of the criteria for selection. Students will not be disadvantaged for not currently being able to play a musical instrument; however, there is an expectation that they will partake in the musical life of the school once they join.

Our Music Aptitude Test takes place after the September Open Evening and results are posted before the deadline day for handing in forms to Havering Borough Admissions on October 31st 2019. The tests will be held on Saturday 5th October 2019 and dependent upon the number of applicants, there may be two sittings. 

Application forms are available here or can be collected at our Open Evening which takes place on 23rd September 2019.

Please complete the Application Form (download it here) in BLOCK CAPITALS and returned by Wednesday 2nd October 2019 via:

  • Post – Admissions: Music Application, Frances Bardsley Academy, Brentwood  Road, Romford, RM1 2RR                                     or
  • Email – RE: Admissions: Music Application to

Please note that applicants MUST also complete the Common Application Form (CAF) and return it to the local authority by 31st October 2020.

We will accept 24 students based on the Music Aptitude test. There is a pass mark for the test and students will be ranked according to their result. A waiting list will be kept if more than 24 pass the test.

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