A SCHOOL has cancelled its entrance exams for the second year running.

In November, Our Lady’s Abingdon (OLA) announced that pupil intake for 2021 would be assessed through an online admissions interview and school references.

Now, the school has revealed the same will apply for its 2022 pupil intake.

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Prav Karian, chief operating officer at OLA, said: “OLA is renowned for its pastoral care and concern for the individual child.

“It is in this spirit that we have decided, for the second year running, to run an exams-free admissions process.

“We hope this will help all families whose children have missed out on learning as a result of the pandemic, and enable us to assist these applicants as fairly as possible.”

Pupils currently in the lower school are already exempt from the entrance examination.

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A school statement read: “In these unprecedented circumstances, OLA has taken the decision to adapt its admissions approach to ensure that no child is disadvantaged in applying to the school, due to a loss of education time.

“As such, for both 2021 and 2022 entries to OLA senior school, there will be no written entrance examination.

“Assessment will instead be based on an online admissions interview, school report and school reference.”