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Primary 1 - 3 and S1 Entrance Assessments - January, 2024

Stewart's Melville College, The Mary Erskine School, The Junior School announce: P1 Entrance Assessments will run from 11 - 19 January for entry in August 2024.

ESMS Entrance Assessments
ESMS Entrance Assessments

Primary 1 Assessment

The Primary 1 assessment is a 40 minute fun activity session. A friendly and experienced teacher will spend time with your child, getting to know them so we can gauge their educational needs.

Your child will enjoy games, activities and puzzles with a member of staff who will get to know your child whilst having fun together. We are not looking for children who can read or write. We are simply looking to see how they ask questions, follow instructions, listen carefully and communicate with us. Activities will include memory and recall, sorting and fine motor skills.

Entrance assessments for Primary 2 and Primary 3 are ongoing from November. The assessment is approximately an hour, with a friendly and experienced teacher working one-on-one with your child on elements of Literacy and Numeracy.

If you have decided you would like your child to join our family of schools, please complete our online application form.

Our Admissions Manager, Cally Graham, will then be in touch to find a time that best suits your family. If you have already applied, please contact Cally on to book a slot. You can also ask Cally any questions you might have at this stage.

For a more detailed overview of an Assessment Morning, what to expect on the day and to read some FAQs, please follow the link below.

Please note that applications for P1-3 Assessments should be submitted by Friday 15 December 2023.

S1 Entrance Assessment Day for August 2024 entry will be held on Thursday 11 January 2024.

If you would like your child to join Stewart's Melville College or The Mary Erskine School, please register your child's place at our S1 Assessment Day by completing our online application form.

Our Admissions Team will then be in touch to invite you to join us on the day. If you have any questions, please contact Lesley Watson, at Stewart's Melville College on or Jane Welsh, at The Mary Erskine School on who would be delighted to speak to you.

For more information about our S1 Assessment Day and to read further details about the format of the day, please follow the link below.

Please note that applications for S1 Entrance Assessment Day should be submitted by Monday 11 December 2023.


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