Admission to the Gifted Programme

Open Evenings 2019

Students of the Nexus Gifted Programme are also students of CSIA.

The CSIA and Nexus Open Evenings have now passed. If you would like a tour of both the CSIA main campus and the Nexus campus please email our reception team on who will be able to arrange this for you.

Nexus Gifted Programme;

The Nexus Gifted Programme is only available to students of CSIA. Once a member of CSIA, access to the Gifted Programme is through aptitude testing and interview. The majority of students who wish to apply will participate in the aptitude testing that is held every year in March once the student’s place at CSIA has been confirmed.


Nexus Assessment Day Saturday 21st March 2020

This Assessment Day is mainly for current Year 6 students joining the school in Year 7. It takes place after the child’s place at CSIA has been confirmed.

The process is rigorous and is designed to determine aptitude, as well as current performance. Students will initially sit two online tests and an examination paper in Maths.

Students who have been successful in these tests will then be called for interview. This interview will determine whether they are suitable for the Programme or not. The interview dates this year are 22nd – 24th April 2020.

A limited number of places may be offered after this admissions window based on exceptional SATS results and an interview.

Some students joining CSIA in-year may sit the testing in the term in which they join. If not successful in initial application, students can re-apply for a place in the Gifted Programme in Year 8. An individual student can only sit the test once per year.