Entry information

11+ entry – September 2018

There are 110 places available for 11+ entry in September 2018.

Examination papers are taken in English, Mathematics and Verbal Reasoning. Candidates will also be invited for a one-to-one interview with a member of staff which will either be of a general nature, or with an English or Mathematics focus (depending on the weaker subject).

The Mathematics and English papers are produced in-house and sample questions are available below.

English 11+ PDF

Maths 11+ PDF

10+ deferred entry – September 2019

There are 20-25 places available for 10+ deferred for entry in September 2019.

Our 10+ deferred examination is for pupils in Year 5. It offers them the opportunity to secure an 11+ place a year early whilst continuing their primary education at their current school. Examination papers are taken in English, Mathematics and Verbal Reasoning. The Mathematics and English papers are broadly in line with age-appropriate National Curriculum levels. Those that perform strongly in all these papers will be invited for interview; however, not everyone interviewed will be offered a place.

Those pupils that accept a 10+ deferred place will not be required to sit the 11+ exam the following year unless parents wish them to be considered for an Academic Scholarship or Bursary. Further details of the Scholarship application process will be sent in the Autumn term prior to the year of entry. Candidates who either decline or are not offered a deferred entry place can re-register to sit the 11+ exam the following year. 

English 10+


10+ and 11+ Entry dates

Registration Form PDF

Closing date, scholarship application: 1st December 2017

Closing date, registration:1st December 2017

Entrance Examination 11+: 5th January 2018 

Entrance Examination 10+ 6th January 2018

13+ entry – September 2018

There are up to 10 places available for 13+ entry in September 2018.

All 13+ candidates will sit examination papers in Mathematics, English, a Modern Language (French, Spanish or German) and Science in the November when they are in Year 8. The candidates who do well enough in the examinations will be invited for subject-based and general interviews. Places will be offered by the end of the Autumn term 2017.

Closing date, registration 13+: 6th October 2017

Entrance Examination 13+: 15th November 2017

16+ (Sixth Form) entry – September 2018

There are up to 40 places available for 16+ entry in September 2018.

Conditional offers for Sixth Form entry are made based on predicted GCSE grades (or international equivalent), current school reports and a series of subject-based examinations and interviews. Students will sit examinations in their chosen A Level subjects followed by interviews in these subjects. Offers are confirmed once GCSE results have been published.

In order to cope with the demands of an academically rigorous Sixth Form programme, students must have a sound base across all their GCSE or IGCSE subjects, and excel in those they wish to study at A Level or Pre-U.

As a minimum, students must achieve at least grade 7 (equivalent to A grade) in four separate subjects. In addition, all students must achieve a minimum grade 6 (equivalent to a high B grade) in Mathematics and English GCSE or IGCSE. Please also note that a minimum of grade 7 is required in those subjects, or closely related subjects, that students wish to study for A Level or Pre-U with the exception of Mathematics where students will require a minimum grade 8 at GCSE.

Sixth Form Curriculum 2017 PDF

Registration Form PDF

First closing date, registration 16+: 20th October 2017

First pre-assessment session: 3rd November 2017

First Interview afternoon: 15th November 2017

Second closing date, registration 16+: 16th February 2018

Second pre-assessment session: 2nd March 2018

Second Interview afternoon: 14th March 2018

Third pre-assessment session (re-sits only): 4th May 2018

Third interview afternoon (re-sits only): 16th May 2018

All applicants are required to pay a non-refundable registration fee of £125 by the closing date for registration. A report is requested from the candidate’s current school prior to the date of examination.