How to apply

Thank you for considering King Edward’s School for your son. The steps below will provide you with the information you need to make an application to the School.

For further information about admissions, any difficulties with the date of an entrance examination, or to request a hard copy of an application form, contact Mrs Neelam Hall, Director of Admissions, on tel: 0121 415 6056 or email: admissions@kes.org.uk.

When you complete the application form, you should receive a confirmation email and a receipt of payment (if applicable). If you do not receive either of these, please email: admissions@kes.org.uk

  • Entry at 11+

    Registration for entry at 11+ in 2023 is now open. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, 14 September 2022.

    The majority of boys enter the School in Year 7 (11+) and continue their studies into the Sixth Form. Around 130 places are available in Year 7 and the year group is usually divided into five forms.

    For entry into Year 7 in September 2023 candidates should have been born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012.

    Application form

    The first step in the application process is to complete the 11+ Application Form online. 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 Universal Credit, Income Support or Job Seeker’s Allowance (not Tax Credits). A recent passport style photograph will need to be uploaded.

    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.

    Entrance examination

    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.

    Interviews

    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.

    Results

    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 reserve 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 reserve list.

    Important dates for 2023 11+ entry

    11+ application deadline for 2023 entry Wednesday 14 September 2022
    11+ deadline for boys requesting special consideration Friday 9 September 2022
    Entrance exam Saturday 8 October 2022
    Interviews by invitation only for academic scholarships, Assisted Places and boys on the borderline November 2022 TBC
    Music scholarship auditions November 2022 TBC
    Results sent by letter to parents Friday 9 December 2022

    Apply online

  • Entry at 13+

    Registration for entry at 13+ in 2023 is now open. The deadline for applications is Friday, 25 November 2022.

    Boys who sat our 11+ entrance exam may only apply for the 13+ entrance exam in certain circumstances. Please contact Admissions to discuss your individual situation.

    The majority of boys enter the School in Year 7 (11+) but there are normally a few fee paying places available in Year 9 (13+). There are no means-tested Assisted Places available at this point of entry.

    For entry into Year 9 in September 2023 candidates should have been born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010.

    Application form

    The first step in the application process is to complete the 13+ Application Form online. 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 an application form for a music scholarship, if applicable. Assisted Places are not available for entry into Year 9.

    A non-refundable registration fee of £25 will be payable at the time of application. A recent passport style photograph will need to be uploaded. Please ensure that you notify us of any changes to your contact details or circumstances during the application process.

    On receipt of the application form, you will be sent an advice sheet about the 13+ examination. Sample questions are not available. We will also request a headteacher’s report from your son’s current school.

    Entrance examination

    The entrance examination consists of two one-and-a-half-hour papers in English and mathematics and a one-hour paper in 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.

    Interviews

    Following the examination, some boys will be invited to attend an interview. 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.

    Results

    All parents are notified by post of the outcome of their son’s application, as to whether they have or have not been offered a place, and if they have been awarded a scholarship. To accept a place, a non-refundable deposit is required of £400 from all full fee-paying parents.

    Important dates for 2023 13+ entry

    13+ application deadline for 2023 entry Friday 25 November 2022
    Entrance exam Saturday 7 January 2023
    Interviews (by invitation only) January/February 2023
    Music scholarship auditions TBC
    Results sent by letter to parents Friday 17 February 2023

    Apply online

  • Entry into the Sixth Form

    Our Sixth Form provides an excellent preparation for the demands of university and adult life, and on average, between six and ten boys join us in the Sixth Form each year.

    All boys in the Sixth Form study the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma rather than A-levels. The IB Diploma embodies a different educational philosophy and boys study six subjects, which must include English, mathematics, a science, a language and a humanities subject, and a common core comprising a course on the Theory of Knowledge, an extended essay and the Creativity, Action and Service Programme. Find out more about the IB Diploma.

    Registration for entry at 16+ in 2023 is now open. The deadline for applications is Friday, 27 January 2023. Applications for 2022 entry are now closed. As we recognise that decisions about Sixth Form options may change following the receipt of a boy’s GCSE results, applications received after the closing date will still be considered up until the end of August 2022. However, late applicants should be aware that places may no longer be available. To make a late application for 2022 entry contact admissions@kes.org.uk

    Application form

    A passport style photograph will be required with the application. Please ensure that you indicate on the relevant place on the form if you would like an application form for an Assisted Place and/or music scholarship, if applicable. Please ensure that you notify us of any changes to your contact details or circumstances during the application process.

    On receipt of the application form we will request a headteacher’s report from your son’s current school.

    Entry process

    Entrance into the Sixth Form (16+) consists of interviews, predicted GCSE results and a headteacher’s report.

    Offers

    Following the interviews and a satisfactory report from the candidate’s current school, a conditional offer may be made.

    Apply online



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