Candidates applying for the Senior School at 11+ are assessed on the basis of Entrance Assessments, Interview and a School Reference from the child’s current Headteacher.
Candidates will first sit a series of online ISEB assessments relating to English, Mathematics, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning in early December 2023. Those candidates who fare well in the ISEB assessments will then be invited to participate in a taught lesson to observe their approach to learning, followed by a written English assessment with comprehension and a persuasive writing task, as well as a mathematics assessment in January 2024.
Please note that ISEB guidelines state candidates should only sit the Common Pre-test once per academic year.
Upon completion of both the ISEB and the January onsite assessments, successful candidates are then called for interview. It should be noted that we interview many more candidates than we have places to give, but we do so in order to gain as complete as possible an understanding of each child being considered for a place.
To apply for a place at the College, all prospective candidates must complete the relevant online registration form, including any co-curricular scholarships and/or bursary applications. A non-refundable registration fee of £160 is required. Acceptance of registration does not constitute the offer of a place.
Families of pupils in receipt of pupil premium funding can request the registration fee to be waived by contacting the admissions office directly.
Co-curricular scholarships at 11+, in the fields of Art, Music, Drama and Sport, can be applied for at the time of registration. Please read the expected criteria carefully and before application. Potential academic scholars are invited to a specialist interview after the assessment day.
The College is committed to offering as many means-tested places as it possibly can in the form of Bursaries, so that families who could not otherwise send their children to an independent school may be able to do so.