Entry at 11+ and 13+
Examination: Saturday 11 January 20134
Closing date for application: Thursday 28 November 2013
The vast majority of boys enter the school at 11+, although there are a few places - on average between 5 and 10 - for entry at 13+. Each year, we have about 125 places available at 11+.
That examination consists of three elements, a one-hour paper in Mathematics, a one-hour paper in English and a one-hour paper in Verbal Reasoning. The Mathematics and English papers are set by the school specifically for the purpose. The Mathematics paper is in three sections, starting at quite an elementary level and becoming progressively more complex. The English paper has a comprehension and the opportunity for continuous writing.
The school report is also an integral part of the process of selection and the school gives considerable weight to a candidate's non-academic achievements and activities. A large number of interviews are also conducted of candidates for Assisted Places and Scholarships and of border-line candidates.
The application pack for entry in September 2014 will be available on 25 June 2013. Please request a prospectus in the meantime.
To register your son, please complete and return the Application Form when it is available.
On registration an advice sheet about the 11+/13+ examination will be supplied. Specimen papers are not available but there are some sample questions on the website.
For 11+ entry in September 2014 candidates should have been born between 1 September 2002 and 31 August 2003
For 13+ entry in September 2014 candidates should have been born between 1 September 2000 and 31 August 2001
Occasionally an application from a boy below the age limit may be accepted; in these cases, if a place is not offered, an application would not normally be accepted when he reaches the appropriate age. Boys who are above the age limit are only accepted for registration in exceptional circumstances.
Please contact Mrs Phillips, Admissions Co-ordinator, if your son is unable to sit the exam on the chosen date.