Alongside fun and challenging lessons that ensure your son is prepared for the next step into GCSEs, he can take advantage of the wealth of co-curricular activities available for this age group, including Sub Aqua, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, and CCF.
Watch our introductory video here where you can listen to our teachers and students talk about life in the Senior School and see our wonderful facilities.
|Closing date for 13+ Pre-test applications||October 2021|
|Closing date for applications||November 2021|
|Bursary Registration of Interest Deadline||November 2021|
|13+ Pre-test exam||December 2021|
|13+ entrance exam||January 2022|
|Academic interview||January 2022|
|Music scholarship assessment||January 2022|
|Sport scholarship assessment||January 2022|
|Art scholarship assessment||January 2022|
|DT scholarship assessment||January 2022|
|Drama scholarship assessment||January 2022|
|Offers posted||February 2022|
|Acceptance deadline 13+||March 2022|
|Acceptance deadline 13+ Pre-test||March 2022|
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If your son is successful in our entrance examinations, he will be invited to attend an interview with a member of our teaching staff. This is a great opportunity for us to get to know your son better and will take place shortly after the entrance examination. You will be notified by our admissions team when a date has been set.
The conversation focuses on your son’s strengths at school, his interests, and any weaknesses which might have emerged in their examination papers. Candidates are asked to bring a small sample of their school work, or an object of interest, to act as a starting point for discussion. This could be written work, art, or something made at school or home.
At 13+, you can also apply for a maximum of two scholarships in Sport, Drama, Music, Art and Design & Technology. You should indicate which scholarships you want to apply for, and complete the relevant forms, when you make your application. Scholarship forms will be completed online during the application process which opens in September 2020.
Please register with us by completing our 13+ pre-test application form.
Following a successful exam performance, your son will be invited for an interview which will take place in late January or early February. An offer would then be made for entry in September 2024, on the condition that he continues to make good academic progress and has a satisfactory pastoral report. We will ask for school reports from the end of Year 7 as supporting evidence. In the event of an exceptional performance in the entrance tests, we may offer a small number of unconditional places. Candidates that are unsuccessful at the 13+ pre-test may reapply at 13+.
See our Admissions Handbook for further information.
Our scholarship assessments will be carried out in January 2023 with the rest of the cohort but, in the event of an exceptional exam performance, we may award a small number of academic scholarships with unconditional offers. For scholarship assessments – Academic, Sport, Music, Drama, Art or D.T., we ask that you apply in the year prior to entry; we should receive applications for these scholarships by the end of November 2022.
Entry at 13+ is competitive, but we are able to offer generous Whitgift Foundation bursaries and no family should be deterred from applying for financial reasons. Bursaries may be applied for by the end of November 2023; full details of this are found on the Whitgift Foundation’s website.
We will continue to assess boys at 13+, so that any boys who are unsuccessful with the pre-test will be able to apply in the autumn of Year 8.