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Entrance Examination

2022 Admissions

We are now welcoming applications for 2022. Applications must be received by Monday 6 December 2021 and the entrance exam for entry into Years 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 in September 2022 will take place on Wednesday 5 January 2022.

Entry into Year 6 (10+)

  • Papers are taken in Non-Verbal Reasoning, English and Mathematics (morning of Wednesday 5 January 2022)
  • Candidates under active consideration will be called for interview (remotely via Teams) on Saturday 15 January 2022

Entry into Year 7 (11+)

  • Papers are taken in Non-Verbal Reasoning (40 minutes), English (60 minutes) and Mathematics (60 minutes) on the morning of Wednesday 5 January 2022
  • Candidates may be called for interview during the week following the entrance exam

Entry into Years 8 (12+) and 9 (13+)

  • Papers are taken in Non-Verbal Reasoning (40 minutes), English (90 minutes) and Mathematics (60 minutes) on the morning of Wednesday 5 January 2022
  • Candidates may be called for interview during the week following the entrance exam

Entry into Year 10 (14+)

  • Papers are taken in English (90 minutes) and Mathematics (60 minutes) on  Wednesday 5 January 2022
  • Two science interviews – these will test your child’s knowledge and understanding of the two or three sciences they wish to take at GCSE
  • A general interview – to understand your child’s co-curricular interests, reasons for moving school and approach to learning

Provision is sometimes made for a later examination, but only for those who have already applied but were unable to sit in January due to illness. This is subject to places still being available.

Applications from able under-age candidates are also considered and there is provision for entry at other times of the year, particularly for those moving into the area, provided there are places available in the relevant year group.

Candidates with special needs (such as vision impairment or dyslexia) should inform the school when first making contact.