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Schools Directory: South West & Wales

 

Badminton School: This is an all-girls day and boarding school for 469 pupils aged 2 – 18.

 

11+ entrance exams are taken in January of Year 6.  11+ entrance exams are taken in English and Maths.  Girls also sit an online adaptive reasoning test. A report and interview are also required.

 

13+ entrants also take papers in English, Maths and reasoning.

 

16+ entrants take exam papers in two A-Level subjects and a reasoning paper. An interview is conducted and report requested. Offers are subject to GCSE results.

 

Scholarships are available offering 10% remission on fees.

 

Overseas students take the UKiset test. It may be possible to take the exam papers at the current school and have a Skype interview. There is also a short stay programme for international students.

 

https://www.badmintonschool.co.uk/admissions/the-admissions-process

 

Berkhamsted:  This is a co-educational day and boarding school for 1792 pupils aged 3 to 18. Boys and girls are taught separately in the senior school.

 

11+ entry is based on tests in Verbal Reasoning, English, Maths and dictation.

 

13+ entry is based on the above tests and Non-Verbal Reasoning and a language. References are also required.

 

16+ entry is based on achieving 43 points at GCSE across 8 subjects.

 

Scholarships are available and are valued at 10% fee remission or greater.

 

Overseas students take English, Maths and Non-Verbal Reasoning tests along with an interview and reference.

 

https://www.berkhamsted.com/admissions/

 

Blundells: This is a co-educational day and boarding school for 570 pupils aged 11 to 18.

 

11+ entrance exams consist of assessments in English, Maths and Non-Verbal Reasoning. These are taken in January of Year 6 at Blundell’s and are Blundell's own tests, not the ISEB 11+ Common Entrance Exams.

 

13+ entrance is through the ISEB 13+ Common Entrance Exams, taken in June of Year 8 at Prep Schools, or via the Scholarship programme. For children not at Prep School, they can take Blundell’s Entry Tests in English and Maths by arrangement.

 

16+ entry is based on a report, interview and GCSE grades. Five GCSEs are expected at grade C or higher and an A or B in A-Level subjects.

 

Scholarships are available with up to 30% fee remission.

 

Overseas pupils must take an entrance test in English and Maths. Once at the school the students may take EAL courses including the IELTS exam.

 

http://www.blundells.org/admin/entry.htm

 

Bryanston: This is a co-educational day and boarding school for 690 students aged 13 to 18.

 

For 13+ entrance, registration should take place 3 years before entry. Students take the ISEB Common Pre-Test in the Autumn Term of Year 7. Following this, students need to pass the ISEB 13+ Common Entrance Exams with an average of 50% across the papers.  The entrance exams are taken in June of Year 8.  Level 1 papers are not accepted.

 

Those who have not been prepared for Common Entrance Exams at their current school, must pass entrance exams set by the School in English, Science, Maths and a Modern foreign language.

 

16+ entry is based on tests in English and Maths. Grade 7 is required in subjects to be studied at A-Level. The school offers the International Baccalaureate or A-Levels.

 

Scholarships are available and offer 25% fee remission.

 

Overseas students take the UKiset test followed by English and Maths Tests.

 

https://www.bryanston.co.uk/page/?title=Admissions&pid=2

 

Canford: This is a co-educational day and boarding school for 659 pupils aged 13 to 18.

 

For 13+ entry, all candidates take the ISEB Common Pre-Test in Year 6 or 7.  They are assessed in literacy, numeracy and reasoning.  There are also interviews as well as group activities.  If offered a conditional place, all children need to secure a pass mark of 55% in their Year 8 ISEB 13+ Common Entrance Exams. Alternatively, they may take the scholarship exam or the school’s own assessment if not at a prep school.

 

16+ entry is through tests in November of Year 11 along with an interview. A minimum of 42 points at A-Level is needed along with an A in subjects for A-Level.

Scholarships are available at 13+ and 16+.

 

Overseas pupils may be able to take the tests at their own school. Those from China should contact the UK Boarding Schools Admissions Service.

 

https://www.canford.com/prospective-parents/admissions/admissions-introduction

 

Cheltenham College: This is a co-educational day and boarding school for 701 pupils aged 3 to 18.

 

For 13+ entry, pupils attend an entrance day in Year 7. This consists of interviews and group activities. References are requested. Following this most candidates take either the 13+ Common Entrance Exams or the Cheltenham College Academic Scholarship Exams.  However, for students not at a school that prepares for Common Entrance Exams, they sit the school's own papers in English, Maths and Science.

 

16+ entrants take the school’s own entrance exams in 3 papers and a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade B or above are required.

 

Scholarships are available by separate examination and are between 15-20% fee remission.

 

Overseas pupils may take the exam papers at their current school and attend a Skype interview. They must also take an EAL paper if appropriate.

 

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

 

Clayesmore: This is a co-educational day and boarding school for 437 students aged 13 to 18. There is also a prep school.

 

13+ entry is through the ISEB Common Entrance Exams. An interview takes place 2 years prior to entry followed by the exams in Year 8. A report is also requested. If not at a prep school, the school’s own exams can be taken.

 

16+ entrants attend an interview and may be offered an unconditional place. They can study A-Levels or BTECs.

 

Scholarships are available at 13+ or 16+ offering 10% remission on fees and separate exams are taken.

 

Overseas pupils can take a one-year GCSE programme in Year 11 or enter in the normal routes. There is an EAL department where the Cambridge English Assessments are studied.

 

https://www.clayesmore.com/senior-school-sixth-form/admissions-and-how-to-apply/

 

Clifton College: This is a co-educational day and boarding school for 1245 pupils aged 2 to 18.

 

For 11+ entry, there are entrance exams in English, Maths and General Ability.  These are the school's own exams and not ISEB 11+ Common Entrance Exams.

 

For 13+ entry, students in the junior part of the school sit a Transfer or Scholarship examinations to The Upper School.  These are similar in content to and standard as the ISEB 13+ Common Entrance and Common Scholarship papers.  Pupils wishing to join at 13+ from other schools will sit Common Entrance Exams in the Year 8.  The average required for entry is 50%.

 

Scholarships are available and offer 25% remission on fees.

 

Overseas students will also need to take an English language test.

 

https://www.cliftoncollege.com/upper/admissions/

 

Dean Close School: This is a co-educational day and boarding school for 475 pupils aged 13 to 18. There is also a prep school.

 

13+ entrance consists of tests in Verbal Reasoning, Maths and English.

 

16+ entrance consists of a Verbal Reasoning paper and 3 papers in the proposed A-Level subjects.

 

Scholarships are available by separate examination and awards may be up to 40% fee remission.

 

Overseas pupils should apply through an agency. Entrance exams can be taken overseas and a Skype interview is possible. EFL lessons are provided.

 

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

 

Downside School: This is a co-educational day and boarding school for 350 students aged 11 to 18.

 

For 11+ into Year 7 or 12+ into Year 8, children take the Downside Junior Assessment Test.  This consists of entrance papers in English and Maths. The Junior Assessment Test is held at Downside, although assessment papers can be sent to schools overseas.  Downside do not use the ISEB 11+ Common Entrance Exam.

 

For 13+ entry into the Senior School, children are prepared for 13+ Common Entrance Exams.  The expectation is that, if successful with 11+ entry, they will pass with a minimum of 50% across all subjects either the Common Entrance examinations and/or for the Common Scholarship examinations.

 

Overseas students who have English as a second language are required to take the UKiset test available in 130 countries worldwide. There is a one-year intensive GCSE programme for overseas students.

 

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

 

Marlborough College: This is a co-educational full boarding school for 994 pupils aged 13 to 18.

 

13+ entry – there is a new process from 2022 where the majority of students will secure a place in Year 6. Students take the ISEB Common Pre-Test at their current school in Year 6. They then attend an assessment day in the Spring Term of Year 6. There are 2 short writing tasks, an interview and group activities. A reference from the current school is requested. Common Entrance is taken in Year 8 for setting purposes and an average above 60% is expected. A smaller number of places are available if applying in Year 7 and Year 8. Scholarship exams are taken in Year 8.

 

Scholarships do not benefit from any financial remission on fees.

 

16+ entry – in November of Year 11 exams are taken in the A-Level subjects along with an interview.

 

There is an international school in Malaysia.

 

https://www.marlboroughcollege.org/admissions/

 

Millfield: This is a co-educational day and boarding school for 1243 pupils aged 13-18. There is also a prep school.

 

For 13+ entry, pupils take pre-tests in Year 6 (age 10-11).  This is a computer based verbal and non-verbal reasoning assessment and takes under an hour.  A conditional offer may be given following success with the tests but children all still need to take either the ISEB 13+ Common Entrance Exams or, where their current school does not prepare for Common Entrance, the Millfield assessments.

 

16+ entry is based on interview, references and GCSE predictions.

 

Scholarships are available with up to 50% remission on fees. There is a separate scholarship exam.

 

Overseas pupils must take the UKiset exam. There are international recruitment events and an EAL department.

 

https://millfieldschool.com/admissions/senior-overview

 

Milton Abbey: This is a co-educational day and boarding school for 212 pupils aged 13 to 18.

 

13+/14+ entry – a school reference is required along with a cognitive ability test and interview. The offers don’t depend on Common Entrance results. If a child has special needs there will be a separate SEN assessment.

 

16+ entrants are expected to get level 6 or higher in GCSE subjects. The school also offers BTEC courses with more flexible entry requirements.

 

Scholarships are available at 13+ and 16+.

 

https://www.miltonabbey.co.uk/Admissions/Fees-Entry-Requirements.aspx

 

Monmouth School: There is a school for 643 boys aged 7 to 18 and 625 girls aged 7 to 18. There are day and boarding places.

 

For 11+, entrance exams include written assessments in English, Maths and Verbal Reasoning, along with an informal interview and a report from present school. The English and Maths 11+ exam papers are based on the National Curriculum.  In November of Year 6, there is also an activities morning to give children the change to experience the school environment and see if they are a good fit.

 

For 13+ entrance exams, students at Prep Schools being prepared for Common Entrance, will take the ISEB 13+ Common Entrance Exam papers in June of Year 8.  Those not being prepared for Common Entrance will sit Monmouth's own 13+ entrance exams in Maths, English and French.  They will also have an interview with the Director of Studies.

 

16+ entry is based on an interview and a conditional offer of 5 GCSEs above grade B (preferably with A in A-Level subjects) may be made.

 

Scholarships are available at 11+, 13+ and 16+ by exam, interview and report.

 

Overseas pupils may have EAL lessons.

 

https://www.habsmonmouth.org/girls/admissions/overview/

 

Sherborne Girls: This is a co-educational day and boarding school for 474 pupils aged 11 to 18.

 

11+ candidates will sit 11+ papers in English, Maths and Science.  These entrance papers will be the ISEB 11+ Common Entrance papers for those being prepared for Common Entrance or, alternatively, the 11+ Sherborne Girls Entrance Examinations.  There is also the possibility of taking 11+ Scholarship Examinations.

 

11+ in the main point of entry although there are a number of openings in other years.

 

13+ entrants take the pre-assessment 18 months prior to entry.

 

16+ entry for either A-Levels or IB courses are based on reports including GCSE predictions. A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade B are expected.

 

Scholarships are available at up to £3000 fee remission per year.

 

Overseas students take the UKiset test and in some cases extra exams. There is EAL support at the school.

 

https://www.sherborne.com/admissions/how-to-join-us

 

Sherborne School: This is a boys day and boarding school for 540 pupils aged 13 to 18.

 

13+ entry - Registration is generally in Year 5, or before and, following this, Sherborne encourages group visits by parents with or without their children.  In Year 6, there is an opportunity to meet various housemasters and then, in Year 7, Sherborne hold a 'Sherborne At Work Day' to see the school in action.  All registered pupils are then invited to an assessment day at Sherborne in March of Year 7. This consists of an online test, writing, interviews and group activities. A reference will also be requested.  Following these pre-tests, a place may be offered. 

 

16+ entry is based on an entrance assessment in Year 11 and conditional offers may be made.

 

Scholarships applicants for 13+ entry take the Common Academic Scholarship Exam in Year 8. For 16+ scholarships at least six GCSEs at grades 8 or 9 are expected. There are also online tests, an interview and 2 subject papers.

 

Overseas students take the UKiset exam, an online test of vocabulary, maths and non-verbal reasoning. EAL papers may also be required.

 

https://www.sherborne.org/admissions/entry-timelines

 

St Mary’s Calne: This is a girls only day and boarding school for 365 girls aged 11 to 18.

 

There is an 11+ pre-assessment in September of Year 6 (age 10-11).  Places maybe offered subject to performance in the ISEB 11+ Common Entrance Exams.

 

13+ entrants should register 5 years ahead of admission. In the Spring of Year 7 a pre-assessment is taken followed by the Common Entrance Exam in June of Year 8 or the Common Academic Scholarship Exam papers.

 

16+ entry is through interview, report and on occasion written papers. Offers are conditional on GCSE results.

 

Scholarships are worth 5% remission on fees.

 

Overseas pupils may take the exams in their own country and need evidence of English language ability.

 

https://www.stmaryscalne.org/index.php/admissions

 

St Mary’s Shaftesbury: This is a girls only day and boarding school for 200 pupils aged 9 to 18.

 

For 11+ entry St Mary’s Shaftesbury holds an entrance examination day in January.  This includes assessment in Maths, English and Non-Verbal Reasoning and there are also group activities.  These 11+ entrance exams are created by the school and are not the ISEB 11+ Common Entrance Exams.

 

13+ entry is through the ISEB Common Pre-Test taken in prep schools in Year 7. In January of Year 8 there is an assessment day with interview. The Common Entrance Exam is taken in June of Year 8 and a level of 50% is required.

 

16+ entry is based on predicted GCSE grades and sometimes an exam.

 

Scholarships are worth 10% fee remission and there are separate exams.

 

Overseas students take the same exams but it may be possible to do these overseas. An interview and reference are required.

 

https://stmshaftesbury.uk/admissions/

 

The Cheltenham Ladies’ College: This is a girls only day and boarding school for 845 pupils aged 11 to 18.

 

11+/12+ entry is through the school’s own exams in English, Maths and Verbal Reasoning. There is also an opportunity to attend an optional pre-assessment day a year before entry to give an indication of the outcome of the entrance exams. This involves group discussions, creative writing and sample test papers in Maths and Verbal Reasoning. A school reference is also requested.

 

13+ entry is also through the school’s own exams in Maths and English in Year 7. Scholarship exams may be taken in Year 8.

 

16+ entrants may apply for either the International Baccalaureate or A-Levels. There will be exams and interviews in November of Year 11.

 

Scholarships are available and are between 5 to 15% fee remission.

 

Overseas pupils may take he papers at their own school.

 

https://www.cheltladiescollege.org/admissions/overview/

 

The Godolphin School: This is a girls only day and boarding school for 456 pupils aged 3 to 18 (boarding from age 7).

 

For 11+ entry, girls take the school’s own exam one year in advance of entry. There are papers in English and Maths and an interview.

 

For 13+ Entry, applicants take papers in English and Maths 18 months prior to entry. If successful and offer would be made and the Common Entrance Exams would be used for setting only.

 

16+ entry is based on an interview and papers in A-Level subjects. A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 5 or higher and 7 for A-Level subjects are required.

 

Overseas students from Hong Kong or China should use one of the school’s agents.

 

https://www.godolphin.org/admissions

 

Wells Cathedral School: This is a co-educational day and boarding school for 762 pupils aged 2 to 18 (boarding from age 8).

 

11+ and 13+ entry is possible.  Students take an assessment test and have a short interview, either individually or in groups. These tests are created by the school. 14+ and 15+ entry may also be available.

 

16+ entry is by interview, report and subject to gaining 6 GCSEs at grade C or higher with B in subjects to be studied for A-Level.

 

Scholarships are available and are normally 10% value.

 

https://wells.cathedral.school/next-step/#application-process

 

Westonbirt: This is a girls only day and boarding school for 189 pupils aged 11 to 18.

 

For 11+ and 13+ entry, candidates being prepared for the ISEB Common Entrance Exams will sit these entrance exams at their current prep school.  Westonbirt also has their own assessment exams in English, Maths and Non-Verbal Reasoning for those not studying towards Common Entrance. These are also used for entry at 12+ and 14+.

 

16+ entry is based on an interview, letter of application, reference and gaining at least 5 GCSEs grade C or higher and B in A-Level subjects.

 

Scholarship candidates take separate exams and awards are valued at 10% remission on fees.

 

Overseas pupils take the UKiset or the school’s own tests including an English placement test. A report and Skype interview are also used.

 

http://www.westonbirt.org/admissions/applying-to-westonbirt