Joining at 11+

Students who wish to enter the Senior School at 11+ are assessed on the basis of Entrance Assessments, Interview and School Reference from your child’s current Headteacher. Candidates will sit a series of online ISEB assessments relating to English, Mathematics, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning. In addition, all candidates will experience a taught lesson during which they will complete a short creative writing task. (Please note  ISEB guidelines state that candidates should only sit the Common Pre-test once in a 12 month period. If your child is sitting this assessment elsewhere please inform the College in advance.)

We interview many more candidates than we have places to give, but this is to gain a full understanding of the potential of the child.

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 £100 is required. Acceptance of registration does not constitute an offer of a place.

In Year 7 we also offer Academic, Art, Music, Drama and Sport Scholarships to candidates showing exceptional potential. The College is committed to offering as many means-tested places as it possibly can so that families who could not otherwise send their children to an independent school may be able to do so.

In keeping with the School’s family ethos, where possible, priority will be given to siblings of current St Dunstan’s College pupils and to those with a recent family connection with the school.