Applications for entry at 11+ in 2021 are now closed.
The majority of boys enter the School in Year 7 (11+) and continue their studies into the Sixth Form. Around 125 places are available in Year 7 and the year group is usually divided into five forms.
For entry into Year 7 in September 2021 candidates should have been born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010.
The first step in the application process is to complete the 11+ Application Form. This form provides us with all the information we need to be able to register your son for the examination and enables you to request further forms to apply for an Assisted Place and/or music scholarship, if applicable.
A non-refundable registration fee of £25 will be payable at the time of application, unless you provide proof of receipt of Income Support or Job Seeker’s Allowance (not Tax Credits). A recent passport style photograph will be required.
On receipt of the application form, you will be sent an advice sheet about the 11+ examination and some sample questions. We will also request a headteacher’s report from your son’s current school.
The entrance examination consists of three one-hour papers in English, mathematics and verbal reasoning. The English and mathematics papers are written and set by the School and we advise that parents do not seek additional tuition for the examination.
Find out more about the entrance examination and what to expect on the day.
Following the examination, a considerable number of boys are invited to attend an interview. These are primarily with candidates for Assisted Places and Scholarships and for boys on the borderline.
Interviews, along with the headteacher’s report, form an essential part of the application process in ensuring that we offer places to boys who will be able to make the most of a King Edward’s education and non-academic achievements and activities carry considerable weight.
All parents are notified by post as to the outcome of their son’s application, whether they have or have not been offered a place, a scholarship, an Assisted Place or if they are on the waiting list. To accept a place, a non-refundable deposit is required of £400 from all full fee-paying parents.
If you decide to decline the offer of a place, we ask that you inform us as soon as possible so that we may offer the place to a candidate on the waiting list.
Important dates for 2021 11+ entry
|11+ application deadline for 2021 entry
||Tuesday 15 September 2020
||Saturday 3 October 2020
|Interviews by invitation only for academic scholarships, Assisted Places and boys on the borderline
||Monday 2 until Saturday 28 November 2020
|Music scholarship auditions
|Results sent by letter to parents
||The publication of results is delayed until the New Year to enable all boys who have registered the opportunity to sit the exam.