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Schools Directory: South East

 

Abingdon School:

This is a boys day and boarding (from age 13) school for 1276 pupils aged 4 to 18.

 

Children wishing to start at Abingdon in Year 7 (age 11-12) take 11+ exams in January of Year 6 (aged 10-11).  The subjects tested are English, Maths and Reasoning.  The Reasoning test is computer based and the Maths and English are on paper.

 

The 11+ English Paper 1 (45minutes) is a response to two prose passages (multiple choice) and also tests grammar and spelling.  English Paper 2 (30minutes) is a composition (essay) to assess writing skills.  Children can choose whether they write a descriptive, narrative or discursive piece.

 

The 11+ Maths paper (50 minutes) will have questions on fractions, decimals, averages, percentages, coordinates, sequences, perimeters, areas, nets, currency and ratios.  Calculators are not permitted.

 

The 11+ Reasoning paper consists of 3 sections and lasts a total of 45mins.  The tests assess verbal, numerical and pattern skills, and each test section starts with a set of 6 practice questions.

 

Following the 11+ exams, children are invited for interview.  This is designed simply as a chance for the school to get to know the child.  The decision on whether a place is offered depends on the exams, the interview and a report from the child's current school.

 

13+ entry consists of exams in October of Year 7 in English, Maths and Reasoning. An interview and report are also required.

 

16+ entry is based on tests in November, interviews and predicted GCSE grades. An average grade 6 is required across all GCSEs with a 7 or 8 required in A-Level subjects.

 

Overseas candidates who have English as a second language will need to take an English grammar test. The exams may be taken at their current school and a Skype interview arranged.

 

Scholarships are available with separate entrance exams.

 

https://www.abingdon.org.uk/first_year_admission

 

Ardingly School: This is a co-educational day and boarding school for 997 students aged 2 to 18.

 

13+ entry to the senior school is through the academic pre-tests in Year 6, interview and school reference. If at a prep school, students take the ISEB Pre-Test online in English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning. If they are not at a prep school, they take exams in English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

 

15+ entry may be possible through written tests in English, Maths and Science.

 

16+ entry involves tests in English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Critical Thinking. A place may be offered conditional on GCSE results.

 

Scholarships up to 25% fee remission are available.

 

Overseas students at 13+ take the ISEB Pre-Test online in Year 6 or papers in English as an additional language, Maths and verbal reasoning. Sixth form students from overseas also take a paper in critical thinking and need an IELTs score over 6.5.

 

https://www.ardingly.com/admissions/admissions/

 

Bancroft’s School: This is a co-educational day school for 1130 pupils aged 7 to 18.

 

11+ entrance exams are taken in January of Year 6 (age 10-11).  These consist of 11+ exams in English and Maths papers.  Bancroft School does not use the ISEB 11+ exam papers but rather sets its own 11+ assessments. Candidate may be selected for interview.

 

13+ is not a usual entry point at Bancroft’s and entry will depend on whether a place is available.

 

16+ entry is based on an exam and interview in November. A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades 8 or 9 are required with at least grade 8 in A-Level subjects.

Scholarships are available at 11+ and 16+ and are based on performance in the entry exams, interview and reports. The value is up to 50% remission on fees.

 

https://www.bancrofts.org/admissions/admissions-policy/

 

Bedale’s School: This is co-educational day and boarding school for 462 pupils aged 13 to 18.

 

The assessment process for entry at 13+ for Bedales is residential. These are held over one to three days, in January of the Year 8.  There are tests in Maths, English and a general paper. Candidates for 13+ may take a one-day pre-assessment in May of Year 7, as a guide to their result in the January entrance exams. The pre-test alone does not determine entry at 13+ by any means.

 

16+ entry is based on a minimum of 50 points at GCSE (A*=8, A=7, B=6).

 

Overseas candidates may be able to be offered a Skype interview.

 

Scholarships take the form of a research grant.

 

https://www.bedales.org.uk/admissions

 

Bedford School: This is a boarding and day school for 1116 boys aged 7 to 18.

 

13+ entry is through the ISEB Pre-Test taken between November of Year 6 and March of Year 7. It is an online test assessing English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning and can be taken at the candidate’s own school or at Bedford. After an interview a conditional offer may be made which is subject to further tests in January of Year 8. The school has its own online aptitude test for this stage. Boys may be invited for separate scholarship exams.

 

15+ entry is possible for overseas students for a one-year intensive pre-IB course. This is a foundation year for GCSE. Overseas students will need to take an ESOL exam, Maths and Non-Verbal Reasoning papers.

 

16+ entry is through tests and interviews in January. Conditional offers may be made.

 

Scholarships up to 35% fee remission are available.

 

https://www.bedfordschool.org.uk/admissions/welcome/

 

Benenden: This is a full boarding school for 555 girls aged 11 to 18.

 

Children will normally sit the ISEB 11+ Common Entrance Exams to determine 11+ entry.  However, the school has its own English and Maths assessments for those who have not been prepared for the 11+ Common Entrance Exams.

 

Those registered for 11+ entry into Year 7 are invited to a Preview Weekend which will take place in October.  During the Preview Weekend, the girls will sit an English and a Maths Assessment and each paper is one hour long.  These are not computer based.  They will also have an informal interview with a member of staff and do group activities and sleep overnight.  A report is requested from the current school.

 

After Preview Weekend, places are offered conditional upon passing the Benenden Entrance Exams or the ISEB 11+ Common Entrance.  Girls attending overseas schools which do not prepare for Common Entrance will sit the Benenden Entrance Exams in English and Maths only. 

 

The English and Maths Entrance Exam papers are each one hour long and are hand-written.  The ISEB 11+ Entrance Exams take place towards the end of January at Benenden.

 

13+ entry is assessed 2 years ahead of entry in Year 7. Girls take the ISEB Pre-Test and attend a Preview Weekend. They may be offered an unconditional place dependent on performance.

 

16+ entry involves exams in 2 A-Level subjects and GCSE predictions.

 

Overseas students may have exam papers sent to their school and attend a Skype interview.

 

Scholarships awarded are honorary.

 

https://www.benenden.school/admissions

 

Bradfield College: This is a co-educational boarding school for 803 pupils aged 13 to 18.

13+ entrants are required to take the ISEB Common Pre-Test in November of Year 6. A reference is requested and interview takes place. In Year 8 students either take the Common Entrance Exam, Bradfield Entrance Test or Common Academic Scholarship Exam.

 

16+ entry is based on an assessment day in November involving papers in English and Maths, an interview and references. Offers are conditional on at least six GCSEs at Grade 6+.

 

Overseas candidates are required to follow the same procedure and scholarship awards are honorary.

 

https://www.bradfieldcollege.org.uk/admissions/

 

Brighton College: This is a co-educational day and boarding school for 1088 pupils aged 11 to 18.

 

11+ entry is assessed in January through Maths, English, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Verbal Reasoning exams.  There is also a short interview.

 

13+ entry involves the pre-test in Year 6 and is conditional on the ISEB 13+ Common Entrance Exams, taken at the end of Year 8, or through the 13+ Academic Scholarship. Candidates at non-Common Entrance Schools take a modified exam.

 

16+ entry involves written papers in Verbal Reasoning, English, Maths and a General paper. Interviews are held and offers conditional on GCSE results.

 

Scholarships are available at 11+, 13+ and 16+.

 

Overseas students submit a report and UKiset results. Tests may be taken overseas and interviews held over Skype.

 

https://www.brightoncollege.org.uk/admissions/

 

Caterham School: This is a co-educational day and boarding school for 945 pupils aged 11 to 18.

 

At 11+, candidates are interviewed in November of Year 6 (age 10-11) and sit 11+ entrance exams in English, Maths and Verbal & Numerical Reasoning in the January of Year 6.  These are set by the school and not ISEB 11+ Common Entrance Exams.

13+ entry is either by the deferred entry route with the ISEB Common Pre-Test used in Year 6 along with an interview. Students will also need to sit the 13+ paper to determine scholarship potential.

 

13+ entry can also be by the standard route where exams in English, Maths, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning are taken in Year 8. Interviews are held and references are taken.

 

16+ entry is by interview, report and predicted GCSEs.

 

Overseas students at 13+ take exams in English and Maths and attend a Skype interview. 16+ entrants take exams in English and 4 subjects considered for A-Level.

 

Scholarships are offered at 11+, 13+ and 16+ and are up to 50% fee remission.

 

https://www.caterhamschool.co.uk/admissions/open-days-and-visits/

 

Charterhouse: This is a full boarding school currently for boys from 13 to 18 and girls from 16 to 18. The school will be going fully co-educational from 2021. There are 802 pupils.

 

13+ entry is via the ISEB Common Pre-Test taken in the Autumn Term of Year 6. This is an online test in English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning. A reference and interview are also required. If offered a place, it is expected that pupils will do well in their Common Entrance exams in Year 8. If students are not at a prep school, they may take the schools own assessments.

 

16+ entry is through entrance exams and interview. Offers are unconditional but a majority of GCSEs at grade A are expected.

 

Scholarships are available at 13+ and 16+.

 

Overseas students take the UKiset and assessments in English, Maths and Science. A reference and interview are required. If in Hong Kong or China parents should contact Academic Asia.

 

https://www.charterhouse.org.uk/admissions/welcome

 

Christ’s Hospital: This is a co-educational day and boarding school for 896 pupils aged 11 to 18.

11+ entry is through the school’s own exams which are computer-based assessments in verbal, quantitative, non-verbal and spatial reasoning. There is also a residential assessment, interviews and references are requested from the current school.

 

For 13+ entry, there are pre-tests using computer-based assessments in verbal, quantitative, non-verbal and spatial reasoning.  Following success at this stage, there is a further test to assess whether boarding is suitable for the student.  All candidates are expected to pass their ISEB 13+ Common Entrance Exams with an average of 60%. For pupils at prep schools it may be possible to take the pre-test at 11 and defer entry.

 

16+ entry requires a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 7 or above and 4 at level 6 and above. The school’s own assessment is used and offers are conditional on GCSE results. A grade of 7 or higher is expected in subjects to be taken at A-Level.

 

Overseas pupils can take either A-Levels or the International Baccalaureate. Additional English lessons are also provided.

 

Scholarships are available offering 20% fee remission. A separate scholarship exam is taken.

 

https://www.christs-hospital.org.uk/admissions/

 

Cokethorpe: This is a co-educational day school for 664 pupils aged 4 to 18.

 

11+ entry takes place in November of Year 6. There is an assessment over 2 days. On the first day pupils bring an item to discuss at interview and are involved in problem solving activities. On the second day there are exams in English and Maths.

 

13+ entry can be up to 2 years prior to starting. Exams are in English and Maths along with an interview.

 

16+ entry is based on taster days, interviews and offers are conditional on GCSE results. There are 3 levels of grade requirements; those wishing to study 4 A-Levels, 3 A-Levels or the Business BTEC route.

 

Scholarships are available at 11+, 13+ and 16+.

 

https://www.cokethorpe.org.uk/admissions/entry-to-senior-school

Cranleigh School: This is a co-educational day and boarding school for 653 pupils aged 13 to 18.

 

13+ entry is based on the ISEB Pre-Test taken in November of Year 6. Following this there is an assessment day in January with an interview, English creative writing exam and reference. Pupils may be offered an unconditional place at this stage.

 

16+ entry is based on an interview and assessment in November of Year 11. GCSE predictions are considered along with exams in Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and English. A report and interview are conducted and offers are subject to GCSE results.

 

Scholarships are available at 13+ and 16+.

 

There is an international sister school in Abu Dhabi.

 

https://www.cranleigh.org/admissions/how-to-apply/

 

Downe House: This is a girls only day and boarding school for 590 girls aged 11 to 18.

 

11+ entry - Downe House have an Assessment Day in September of Year 6 (age 10-11) and, based on this, they will offer a conditional place.  This involves activities, exams and interviews. Girls are then invited to sit the 11+ Common Entrance.  Downe House uses the ISEB 11+ entrance papers.  This is taken at their own school in January of Year 6 (age 10-11).  Scholars will be identified.

 

13+ entry – there is am assessment day in October of Year 8 then Common Entrance or the Academic Scholarship exams follow in January. Alternatively, girls can take the pre-assessment in Year 6.

 

16+ entry – girls take 3 exam papers; 2 in subjects to be studied at A-Level and a general paper. A minimum of 7 GCSEs at grade 6 or above is expected preferably with grades 7 to 9 in subjects to be studied for A-Level.

 

Overseas students are supported with visa applications. Those in China should contact BE Education. Girls are provided with extra English if necessary.

 

https://www.downehouse.net/assessment-days.asp

 

Eastbourne College: This is a co-educational day and boarding school for 630 pupils aged 13 to 18.

 

13+ entrants can apply early in year 6 or 7 and receive an early offer based on a reference and interview. Scholarships are assessed in January through the ISEB 13+ Common Academic Scholarship papers and a verbal reasoning paper. Scholarships are valued between 5 to 50% remission on fees.

 

16+ entry is based on an average GCSE grade of 6.5 a reference and is conditional on GCSE results. 16+ scholars should expect to receive all grade 7 to 9 in GCSEs and take an exam in 2 subjects and interview.

 

Overseas students take the UKiset exam and have an online interview.

 

https://www.eastbourne-college.co.uk/admissions/admissions-welcome/

 

Eton College: This is a boys only full boarding school for 1311 boys aged 13 to 18.

 

13+ entry - Eton prides itself on diversity, each year offering places to 260 boys from a range of schools both in the UK and internationally.

 

Boys who enter through the King’s Scholarship are known as King’s Scholars and everyone else is known as an Oppidan. King’s Scholars are awarded 10% fee remission. There are 4 compulsory papers in English, Maths, Science and a general paper. Three optional papers must be chosen from humanities, French or Spanish, Latin, Greek, Further Maths and a general paper.

 

Children wishing to be considered for Eton College entry at 13+ will need to sit the ISEB Common Pre-Test.  Exams are computer based and taken in the Autumn term of Year 6.  Subjects include verbal, numerical and perceptual testing.  Eton states that it is impossible to prepare for these tests but there are very few boys who do not do some extra work in preparation.  Our specialist tutors are adept at giving boys the skills they need to deal with different types of VR, NVR and numerical reasoning. Furthermore, Eton can throw in some Science questions as well as maths and numerical reasoning that children would not usually have covered. 

 

Children are interviewed and have a school report sent from their current school.  They can then be offered a conditional place based on the interview, the report and, most importantly, the results of these pre-test exams.  Of note, the pre-test exams can only be taken once. The next stage of assessment is to be invited for a further computerised assessment in the Spring term of Year 6.

 

If offered a conditional place, those boys attending a Prep school will be expected to achieve a strong pass at Common Entrance Examinations at 13+ (the end of Year 8).  Those not at Prep school take Eton's exam for the maintained sector or the King’s Scholarship.  Similarly, high standards are expected.

 

About 25 boys come to the school through New Foundation, Music and King’s Scholarships.  These are taken in Year 8 (aged 12-13) and these boys will not have necessarily take the pre-test assessment at age 11.

 

16+ entry is mainly by the sixth form scholarship route for boys from maintained schools.

 

Overseas students can be supported for a visa application.

 

https://www.etoncollege.com/Registration.aspx?nid=6070d702-c6ca-4ca1-bbe2-6df39809078c

 

Felsted School: This is a co-educational day and boarding school for 551 pupils aged 13 to 18.

 

13+ entry is through the ISEB Common Pre-Test taken in Year 6. A report from the current school is requested and interviews held. There are no other tests provided that the pupils perform well in their year 8 school exams.

 

16+ entry is by a verbal reasoning test, interview and report. Places are conditional on GCSE results.

 

Scholarship exams are by invitation and if awarded can provide 20% fee remission.

 

Overseas students must provide a reference from their current school, may take an exam at their own school and can attend an interview by Skype. If English is not their first language they may need to take and English language test.

 

https://www.felsted.org/bpa-admissions

 

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School: 11+ entry is taken in January of Year 6 (age 10-11).  11+ written entrance exams are in English, Maths and an online Reasoning test. Some candidates are selected for interview.

 

13+ entry is through written papers in English, Maths, Science, Humanities, French and Latin. Some candidates are selected for interview.

 

Scholarships may be awarded up to 20% fee remission. There is no separate application or exam.

 

https://www.habsboys.org.uk/School-Admissions

 

Headington School: This is an all-girls day and boarding school for 1055 pupils aged 3 to 18.

 

Headington School has an 11+ Entrance day.  There are 11+ entrance exams in English, Mathematics and non-verbal reasoning as well as a short interview.  Headington does not use the ISEB 11+ entrance exams but sets its own entrance exams.  There are also fun activities organised in Science, Art and sport.

 

13+ entry is based on the ISEB Common Pre-Test taken in Year 6 for prep school girls or the school’s own exams for those not at prep schools.

 

16+ entry is based on an interview, general exam paper and GCSE results. A minimum of 8 GCSEs at level 6 or higher are required including English and Maths. A level 7 is expected in subjects to be studied for A-Level.

 

There are scholarship exam days at 11+, 13+ and 16+.

 

Overseas girls must take the entrance exam and interview which can be taken in their own school. They must also take an EAL exam if English is not their first language.

 

http://www.headington.org/admissions/visit-our-school

 

Heathfield School: This is a girls only boarding school for 180 pupils aged 11 to 18.

 

11+ entry is assessed in November of Year 6 through the CEM test in numeracy, literacy and non-verbal reasoning. An interview is also conducted.

 

13+ entry takes place in November of Year 8 or by deferred entry in Year 6 by the same entrance exams as 11+. The school does not use Common Entrance exams.

 

16+ entry is by interview, reference and is conditional on GCSE results. A minimum of 6 grade 4 to 9 at GCSE is required along with at least a 6 in subjects studied for A-Level.

 

Academic scholarships are automatically considered and pupils are invited to a scholarship assessment day. The award is £250 per term.

 

Overseas students can take the exam at their current school and have a Skype interview if necessary. A language assessment may be requested. Visa applications are supported.

 

https://www.heathfieldschool.net/admissions/

 

Lancing College: This is a co-educational day and boarding school for 585 pupils aged 13 to 18.

 

13+ entry is through ISEB 13+ Common Entrance Exams or ISEB 13+ Common Academic Scholarship Exams (CASE).  Students need to achieve an average of 55% in their Common Entrance Exams and only Level 2 and Level 3 papers are accepted.

 

Students from schools which do not prepare for Common Entrance Exams will sit computerised cognitive ability tests. These take place at the College during Year 8 (spaces permitting).  Ideally, students should register two years in advance of entry.

 

Advance entry is also possible (deferred entry) and the ISEB Common Pre-Test can be taken in Year 6. If selected further written tests take place in January along with interviews and activities. Places are conditional on continued good progress. Pupils may take the CASE exam in Year 8 and also take the Common Entrance for setting.

 

16+ entry is by reference, interview, personal statement and a computerised cognitive ability test. A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 6 are required.

 

Scholarships are available at 13+ and 16+ and provide a 5-10% remission on fees. A separate scholarship application is required.

 

Overseas candidates take an exam, submit a reference and may have a Skype interview.

 

https://www.lancingcollege.co.uk/lancing-college/admissions/joining-lancing

 

Magdalen College School: This is a boys day school with 902 pupils and girls in the sixth form only.

 

11+ entrance exams are held in January of Year 6 (age 10-11).  Candidates are tested in: Verbal Reasoning, Maths (based on Level 5 of the National Curriculum), an English Composition (a fiction and non-fiction essay) and most will also have a 30-minute interview.  This depends on their test performance.

 

13+ entrance: Be aware that this starts with compulsory pre-tests at 11+.  In fact, all candidates sit the same papers as the 11+ entry candidates in January of Year 6 (age 10-11).  Following this, candidates may be offered a conditional place at 13+ Entry.  This will be dependant on their performance in the 13+ Common Entrance Exams (expectation is an average of 70% at MCS) or with Academic Scholarship exams at 13+.

 

If boys are not at a prep school, they may take the school’s own exam at 13+.

 

16+ entry is in November of Year 11 with interviews and a verbal reasoning test. A reference is also requested and GCSE grades required are a minimum of six grade 8 or 9 at GCSE including 8 or 9 in A-Level subjects.

 

Scholarships are available and pupils are awarded £300 per year towards the school fees.

 

Overseas students may need to take a written paper. For entry to the sixth form an IELTS score of level 7 or higher is expected.

 

https://www.mcsoxford.org/admissions/11-admissions-1

 

Mayfield School: (formerly St Leonard’s Mayfield). This is a day and boarding school for 397 girls aged 11 to 18.

 

11+ candidates will sit 11+ entrance exams in November of Year 6 (age 10-11) in Maths, English and Reasoning.  These are the school's own exams and not the ISEB 11+ Common Entrance Exams. Scholarship candidates take the same papers.

 

13+ candidates will either take the ISEB 13+ Common Entrance Exams or the schools own papers. There is a pre-assessment in November with tests in English, Maths, Reasoning and Sciences.

 

16+ entry is through taking four papers including a general paper and 3 subject papers. Offers are conditional on 8 GCSEs grade C or above with grade A in subjects to be taken for A-Level.

 

Scholarships are available at 11+, 13+ and 16+ and are up to 20% remission on fees.

 

http://www.mayfieldgirls.org/Admissions

 

New Hall School: This is a day and boarding school for 1205 pupils aged 3 to 18. Boys and girls are taught separately in the senior school.

 

11+ entry - New Hall has a taster day in October of Year 6 which prospective pupils are encouraged to attend.  Following this, entrance into Year 7 is through an interview and 11+ entrance exams in English (multiple choice and a written paper), Maths and Verbal Reasoning.  These 11+ exams are held in November of Year 6.  Children will also need a report from their current Head.

 

13+ entrance starts with entrance exams papers in English, Maths and Reasoning in January of Year 8.  Following this, applicants may be offered a conditional place.  They will still need to pass their 13+ Common Entrance Exams in May/June of Year 8.

 

16+ entry is based on a report, interview and GCSE predictions. A minimum of two grade 7s and four grade 5s at GCSE are required.

 

Scholarships are available at 11+, 13+ and 16+ and may be up to 50% remission on fees. Awards are based on an exam, interview and school reference.

 

Overseas pupils may take the exams at their current school.

 

https://www.newhallschool.co.uk/admissions/admissions-process/

 

Our Lady’s Abingdon: This is a co-educational day school for 395 pupils aged 3 to 18.

 

11+ entry is by exam, interview and report.

 

16+ entrance is based on GCSE results and pupils are expected to have at least 5 GCSEs at grade B or higher.

 

Scholarships are available with 10% fee remission.

 

https://ourladysabingdonschool.fluencycms.co.uk/Admissions-Senior-School

 

Oxford High School: This is a girls only day school for 857 pupils aged 4 to 18.

 

11+ entrance exams are taken in November of Year 6 (age 10-11).  Oxford High School holds an 'Admissions Day' with assessment papers in English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning.  Girls are also encouraged to take part in Science, Art, Drama, Music and PE activities.  A report will be requested and they will be asked to bring an object to discuss at interview.

 

13+ entry involves exams in English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning along with a report and interviews.

 

16+ entry is based on a written exam, CAT tests and interviews. Five GCSEs at grade 7 or higher are expected including a grade 6 in Maths and English.

 

Scholarships are available based on performance in the entrance exams.

 

Overseas pupils must have a parent living with them and guardian arrangements are not allowed. The school cannot support visa applications.

 

https://oxfordhigh.gdst.net/admissions/senior-school-admissions/

 

Prior’s Field: This is a girls only day and boarding school for 445 pupils aged 11 to 18.

 

11+ entry – the school uses its own entrance paper in English, Maths and Non-Verbal Reasoning. An interview and reference are required.

 

13+ entrants take papers in English, Maths and Science.

 

16+ entrants take the school’s own exam and a reference is requested.

 

Scholarships are available at 11+, 13+ and 16+ up to a value of £3000 per year.

 

Overseas students have a Skype interview, exam in EAL along with tests in Non-Verbal Reasoning, Science and Maths. A report from the current school is requested.

 

http://www.priorsfieldschool.com/admissions-team-welcome/admissions-process/

Queen Anne’s School: This is a girls only day and boarding school for 443 girls aged 11 to 18.

 

For both 11+ and 13+ Entrance, there is an Assessment Day in October, before taking the ISEB Common Entrance Exams in January.  During the assessment day, girls will take assessment papers in English and online reasoning and will also have a group interview.  There will be fun activities during the day.

 

16+ entry involves exams in English and Maths in November prior to entry. Six GCSEs at grade 6 to 9 are required including in the subjects to be studied at A-Level.

 

Scholarships are available at 11+, 13+ and 16+ and offer a discount up to 30% of day fees.

 

Overseas applicants can attend a Year 11 one-year focused GCSE course. The school supports visa applications.

 

https://www.qas.org.uk/admissions/11-13-entry/

 

Queenswood: This is a girls only day and boarding school for 428 pupils aged 11 to 18.

 

11+ entrance exams are taken in January of Year 6 (age 10-11). If at a prep school they will take the ISEB 11+ Common Entrance Exam. If they are not, they will take papers in English, Maths and Verbal Reasoning. There will be an interview and reference requested from the current school.

 

13+ entry requires candidates to take the ISEB 13+ Common Entrance in English, Maths and French or Spanish.

 

16+ entry is based on exams taken in the chosen A-Level subjects. Typically, six grade 6s with grades 7 to 9 in the subjects chosen for A-Level. There is also an interview.

 

Overseas pupils will need to take an EAL paper and can take the entrance exams in their current school along with a Skype interview. Extra EAL lessons are given once at the school.

 

Academic scholarships are honorary.

 

https://www.queenswood.org/admissions/admissions-process/

 

Radley College: This is a boys only fully boarding school for 696 students aged 13 to 18.

 

13+ entry – the ISEB Common Pre-Test is taken in Year 6 along with interviews and a report from the current school. If scoring over 60% an unconditional offer may be given. The Common Entrance Exam may then be taken in Year 8 for setting purposes.

16+ entry is based on an assessment day with tests in 2 subjects to be taken at A-Level and interviews.

 

Scholarships may be awarded for 5% of the fees and funded places may be available subject to means testing.

 

Overseas candidates may be able to take the exams at the current school and will need to attend an interview. Those in China should contact BE Education.

 

https://www.radley.org.uk/admissions/radley-admissions-process

 

Roedean School: This is a girls only day and boarding school for 609 pupils aged 11 to 18.

 

11+ entry – activity days take place a year before entry. In November of Year 6 there is a Discovery Day where girls take a Non-Verbal Reasoning test and have an interview. They may then be offered a conditional place. In January they take further tests in English and Maths.

 

13+ entrants can take paper in English and Maths in Year 8. Alternatively, they can take deferred entry if they are at a prep school. This involves taking the ISEB Common Pre-Test in November of Year 6.

 

16+ entry – exams are taken in November prior to entry in Maths, English and Non-Verbal Reasoning. There is also an interview. Offers are conditional on at least seven GCSEs grades 6 to 9.

 

Scholarships are available at different points of entry. Some are a value of up to 50% of the fees and 16+ scholarships are available at 100% of the fees.

 

Overseas pupils from East Asia may apply to Roedean International to take 1-year intensive English courses either pre-GCSE or pre-A-Level.

 

https://www.roedean.co.uk/admissions/uk-admissions

 

Sevenoaks School: This is a co-educational day and boarding school for 1093 pupils aged 11 to 18 (boarding from 13).

 

11+ entry – pupils take the schools own papers in English, Maths and Verbal Reasoning. Reports are requested and there is a group interview.

 

13+ entry is in May of Year 7 and is based on the school’s own papers in English, Maths and Verbal Reasoning along with a group interview. Following this, unconditional offers may be made. Some pupils will be invited to a scholarship exam. If at a prep school an average of 70% on Common Entrance is expected and used for setting.

 

16+ entry – students must be predicted top grades and take tests in English, Maths, Critical Thinking and a fourth paper of their choice.

 

Scholarships are available at 10% of the fee.

 

Overseas pupils may take the exams at their own school and the UKiset test is recommended.

 

https://www.sevenoaksschool.org/admissions/introduction/

 

St Edward’s, Oxford: This is a co-educational day and boarding school for 690 pupils aged 13 to 18.

 

13+ entry is through the ISEB Common Entrance Exam for pupils at prep schools. If they are not at prep schools, they can take the schools own exams in January of Year 8.

 

16+ entry is based on the school’s own exams taken in November of Year 11. A minimum of six GCSEs above grade B are required with A or higher in subjects to be taken at A-Level.

 

Scholarships are available at 13+ and 16+ and attract a 10% fee reduction.

 

Overseas pupils must take the UKiset exams and attend tests in Maths, English and Science at St Edward’s along with an interview.

 

https://www.stedwardsoxford.org/admissions/how-to-apply/

 

St George’s, Ascot: This is a girls only day and boarding school for 236 pupils aged 11 to 18.

 

11+ entrance exams are held in November of Year 6. The school’s own papers in English and Maths are used along with CEM online tests in English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

 

13+ deferred entry for pupils at prep schools takes place 2 years in advance. A reference, interview and presentation are required. 13+ standard entry involves tests in English, Maths, Science and the CEM test.

 

16+ entry is conditional on six GCSEs grade 4 to 9 and grade 6 in A-Level subjects.

 

Scholarships are awarded by separate assessments and are worth 10% remission on fees.

 

Overseas girls must take an EAL paper, attend an interview (which can be by Skype) and submit references.

 

http://www.stgeorges-ascot.org.uk/448/admissions/joining-the-school

 

St Helen & St Katharine: This is a girls only day school for 734 girls aged 9 to 18.

 

11+ entry takes place in January of Year 6 and written papers in Maths and English are taken.

 

13+ entry requires tests in English, Maths and a language along with an interview and reference.

 

16+ entry involves an interview and a conditional offer may be made subject to achieving five GCSEs at grade 7 to 9 and grade 7 to 9 in A-Level subjects.

 

https://www.shsk.org.uk/admissions/How-to-apply.aspx

 

St Mary’s Ascot: This is a girls only day and boarding school for 388 girls aged 11 to 18. Preference is given to Catholic girls and registration from non-Catholic girls are currently not accepted as the school is oversubscribed.

 

11+ is the main point of entry.  Candidates are assessed in the January of Year 6 (age 10-11) with papers in English, Maths and a General Paper. St Mary's Ascot provides their own 11+ exam papers and does not use the ISEB 11+ Common Entrance Exams. 

 

There is also a small intake at 13+ where girls take exams in February in English, Maths, Science, RS, History or Geography, MFL and Latin.

 

16+ there is an exam in November of Year 11 which is a general paper. There are also subject interviews in the subjects to be studied for A-Level.

 

Scholarships are available at 11+, 13+ and 16+ and all girls are automatically considered. These provide a 5% remission on fees.

 

https://www.st-marys-ascot.co.uk/admissions-procedure/

 

St Swithun’s School: This is a girls day and boarding school for 510 girls aged 11 to 18.

 

11+ entry - Once registered, girls sit computer-based pre-tests.  If successful, they will be offered a conditional place dependant on their achieving an average of 60% in the ISEB 11+ Common Entrance Exams.

 

16+ entry – in November of Year 11 interviews and written papers in A-Level subjects are taken.

 

Scholarships are available at 11+ based on Common Entrance results, 13+ based on the Common Academic Scholarship Exams and at 16+ on written papers. They offer a 20% fee remission.

Overseas students need to take the UKiset exam and written papers.

 

https://www.stswithuns.com/how-to-apply/senior-sixth-form-admissions

 

Stowe School: This is a co-educational day and boarding school for 802 pupils.

 

13+ entry – pupils submit a report from their current school, attend an interview and sit the ISEB Common Pre-Test in November of Year 6. A place is subject to success with 13+ Common Entrance Exams.  Candidates are required to achieve an average of 55% across the subjects. If taking the school’s own papers, a minimum of 50% is expected in English, Maths and Science.

 

16+ entry – candidates must pass the schools entry papers and is subject to being awarded at least six GCSEs at grade 6 or above. There is also an interview.

 

Scholarships are available at 13+ and 16+ and separate exam papers are taken. They are up to 25% fee remission.

 

Overseas pupils may take the entrance exams at their own school and also must submit a UKiset or IELTS exam.

 

https://www.stowe.co.uk/school/admissions/entry-13-entry-16

 

The King’s School, Canterbury: This is a co-educational day and boarding school for 871 pupils aged 13 to 18.

 

13+ entry is through 13+ Common Entrance or 13+ Academic Scholarship papers (The King's Scholarship). If not attending a prep school, students can take the school’s own exams in English, Maths Science and an online aptitude test.

 

16+ entry is by exam and interview. At least seven GCSEs at grade 6 or higher are required.

 

Scholarships are available at 13+ and 16+.

 

Overseas students may apply to attend King’s International College for students aged 12 to 16 with English not as their first language. Entry is based on an electronic test or UKiset and the required level of English. Skype interviews and a report are also considered. On graduation pupils may apply to King’s or other schools.

 

https://www.kings-school.co.uk/admissions/

 

The Oratory: The school will be fully co-educational from 2020 and has 216 boys aged 11 to 18 who are boarding or day pupils.

 

11+ candidates are tested in English, Maths and Reasoning in the January of Year 6 (age 10-11).  The Oratory uses its own 11+ entrance exams rather than using the ISEB 11+ Common Entrance Exams.  For those who perform particularly well, there is a possibility of trying for a Scholarship. The school is broadly non-selective.

 

13+ entry is based on the ISEB Common Entrance or Common Academic Scholarship Exam. Pre-tests are also taken in Year 7.

 

16+ entry is based on predicted GCSE results and school reports.

 

Scholarships are available at 11+, 13+ and 16+ and the value is at the discretion of the Head Master.

 

Overseas applicants take a test in English and Maths at their current school and may have a Skype interview. EAL lessons are provided.

 

https://www.oratory.co.uk/admissions

 

Tonbridge School: This is a boys only day and boarding school for 789 pupils aged 13 to 18.

 

13+ is the main point of entry and boys take the ISEB Common Pre-Test in the Autumn Term of Year 6. A school reference is also required. Boys may receive an unconditional offer or a provisional offer which involves further tests in Year 7.

 

16+ entry is by exam and interview.

 

Scholarships are available up to a value of £4000 per year.

 

Overseas candidates may take papers overseas and attend Skype interviews.

 

https://www.tonbridge-school.co.uk/admissions/year-9-entry

 

Tudor Hall: This is a girls only day and boarding school for 318 pupils aged 11 to 18.

 

11+ entry is in the Autumn of Year 6 where girls take exams in verbal reasoning, Maths and English. They also have an interview. Offers made at this stage are unconditional.

 

13+ entry takes place in the Spring Term of Year 7 and the above papers are also taken. Offers are subject to a reasonable standard at Common Entrance.

 

16+ entry involves tests in the Autumn Term of Year 11. A general paper along with subject papers are taken. An interview is also conducted. Offers are conditional on gaining at least seven GCSEs grade A to C with As in subjects to be taken at A-Level.

 

Scholarships are available at a value of £1000 per year. These are awarded based on performance in the entrance exams.

 

Overseas students may take English and Maths papers at their own school. The school uses the UK Boarding Schools Admissions Service.

 

http://www.tudorhallschool.com/admissions

 

Wellington College:  For 13+ Entry, students must be registered by December of Year 6 (age 10-11).  In the Spring term of Year 6, candidates sit the ISEB Common Pre-tests and Wellington College requests a reference from the candidate's current school.  If successful at this initial stage, the candidate is invited to attend another assessment day at Wellington School in September of Year 7 (age 11-12).  At this second stage, there will be activities, interviews and even lessons so that the school can start to understand the different characters and their strengths.  Following this, a conditional offer may be given, dependant on success with either 13+ Common Entrance Exams, the 13+ Academic Scholarship or the College's own entrance exams. From 2021 places will be offered in Year 6 based on a favourable transfer report from the current school.

 

16+ - there are 35 places available and there is a favour towards girls. Entrance is based on school reports and a personal statement. Some will be invited to an assessment day involving exams, interviews and activities.

 

Scholarships are available at 13+ and 16+ but offer no financial benefit.

 

Overseas students take the UKiset exam. It is preferred if they can come to Wellington for the exam and interview but on occasion may be allowed to have these overseas. There are also international schools in Tianjin, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Bangkok.

 

https://www.wellingtoncollege.org.uk/admissions/admissions-overview/

 

Whitgift School: This is a boys day and boarding school for 1485 pupils aged 10 to 18.

 

11+ candidates sit 11+ entrance exams in Mathematics, English and Verbal Reasoning in January of Year 6.  Whitgift prefers to use its own 11+ entrance papers as opposed to the ISEB 11+ Common Entrance Exams.

 

13+ candidates sit 11+ pre-tests in Mathematics, English and Verbal Reasoning in Year 6.  This can lead to a conditional place dependant on success with 13+ Common Entrance.

 

16+ entrants can apply for A-Levels or the International Baccalaureate. Exams take place in November of Year 11 in 2 A-Level subjects and a critical thinking paper.

 

Scholarships are available at up to 50% fee remission.

 

Overseas candidates may be required to take an EAL test in addition to the normal entry process. 

 

https://www.whitgift.co.uk/Admissions.aspx

 

Winchester College: This is a boys boarding school for 690 pupils aged 13 to 18.

 

Boys who are successful at 13+ entry to Winchester College will be considered either ‘Scholars’ or ‘Commoners’. There are 70 ‘Scholars’ and they live together in the College. The ‘Commoners’ live in one of ten Houses and these houses have about 60 boys in each.

 

The Admissions Procedure differs depending on where a boy is currently at school.  The process distinguishes between those in the UK, those in the EU and then those at schools either inside or outside of the Asian Region.

 

Boys can register from the age of eight and arrange to visit the school with a Housemaster.  It is suggested that boys have their name on a list for a specific house by the end of Year 5 (age 10).  A place is not guaranteed at this stage. In Year 6 boys take the ISEB Common Pre-Tests.  In the latter half of Year 6, an interview is organised with the prospective Housemaster.  There is a short verbal and numerical reasoning test. Housemasters will also request a written report from the current school.

 

Conditional offers of places are made at the beginning of June in Year 6. All boys still need to pass the Winchester College Entrance Examination in May of Year 8 or, alternatively, opt for the Winchester Scholarship Examination (Election).

 

The Headmaster and the Registrar consider each application in detail. Following this, if an applicant is successful, they will be placed on the ‘General List’ or the ‘Reserve List’.  Those on the General List are guaranteed a place in the School as long as they pass the Winchester Entrance Examination.  This differs from the ISEB 13+ Common Entrance Exams.

 

The Winchester Entrance Exams are taken in the boy’s own school in May of Year 8.  The Winchester Entrance Exams are similar in format and syllabus to 13+ Common Entrance.  The subjects required for the Entrance Examination are: English (two papers), Maths, Science, French, Geography, History and Latin.

 

Scholarships or elections do not automatically offer a fee remission.

 

16+ entry is based on interviews and assessments in Year 11. Places are subject to GCSE results.

 

Overseas applicants can take the Pre-Test in Year 6 at their current school and interviews can take place in Hong Kong.

 

https://www.winchestercollege.org/admissions

 

Woldingham School: This is a girls day and boarding school for 538 girls aged 11 to 18.

 

11+ entry – the ISEB Common Pre-Test is taken along with papers in Creative English, an interview and reference.

 

13+ deferred entrants take the same tests as 11+ and take 13+ exams in Year 8 for setting. Standard entry pupils are assessed in Year 8 in English, Maths, Science and cognitive ability tests. There is an interview and reference.

 

16+ entrants take and exam in November of year 11 in two subjects.

 

Scholarships are based on the assessment tests and are worth 5 to 10% of the fees.

 

Overseas pupils – some come for 1 year in years 7 to 9. They take a UKiset test, IELTS test and have a Skype interview.

 

https://www.woldinghamschool.co.uk/admissions/

 

Worth School: This is a co-educational day and boarding school for 607 pupils aged 11 to 18.

 

11+ entry is in the Spring of Year 6. There is an online test measuring verbal, numerical and non-verbal reasoning. Interviews and references are also used.

 

13+ entrants take the ISEB Common Pre-Test in the Autumn of Year 7. They then take the Common Entrance or Common Academic Scholarship Papers in Year 8 for setting.

 

16+ entry is through an assessment day in the Autumn term.

 

Scholarships may be available by separate exam and are valued by the discretion of the Head.

 

Overseas students may enter at the normal entry points by examination and interview. There is also entry at 15+ for a one-year Pre IB course where 5 GCSEs are studied.

 

https://www.worthschool.org.uk/admissions.php

 

Wycombe Abbey: This is a girls only day and boarding school for 627 pupils aged 11 to 18.

 

Whether for 11+ entry or 13+ entry, applicants should register at least 18 months before their expected start.  Girls will be invited to interview the year before her start in October of Year 6. The interview will include group activities with others of the same age and a Science and PE lesson.  Following this, assessments are sat to measure skills in verbal, non-verbal and maths reasoning.  This is a computer-based exam and lasts 1 and a half hours.  Following the assessment day, candidates can be offered a provisional place.  All offers are dependant on success in the ISEB 11+ Common Entrance exams in English, Maths and Science taken in January of Year 6. Each exam is 1 hour long.

 

13+ candidates attend an assessment day in September of Year 8 which involves an interview and online test. An offer may be made which is subject to Common Entrance or Scholarship exams. The Common Entrance Exams are taken in June of Year 8 in English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, Religious Studies and one Modern Language (French, German, Spanish or Mandarin).  There are optional papers in Latin and Greek.  Alternatively, girls can opt to take the Wycombe Abbey Academic Scholarship papers at 13+.  These are taken in January / February of year 8.

 

16+ entry – all candidates in the UK or overseas must take the UKiset exam in Year 10 at an approved test centre or at Wycombe Abbey. Students must be awarded at least six GCSEs at grade A or higher and in each subject to be taken for A-Level. There are also entrance exams in November of Year 11 and a report with GCSE predictions is requested. There will also be am interview.

 

Scholarships are available at 11+ and 13+ by invitation and offer 5% fee remission.

 

https://www.wycombeabbey.com/admissions/

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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