Entry in Years 9 (13+) and 10 (14+)

St Edward’s welcomes:

  • Approx 135 pupils into the Shell Year (Y9), aged 13
  • Children at prep schools come via Common Entrance
  • Children who are not at prep schools take our own 13+ entrance exams in January of the year of entry
  • All 13+ candidates may sit the Academic Scholarship exams
  • Approx 12 pupils into the Fourth Form (Y10) to begin IGCSE and GCSE courses. These children sit our own 14+ entrance exams in January of the year of entry

For details of scholarships (Years 9 and 12 only) and bursaries, click here.

Pupils applying from overseas whose first language is not English must submit a UKISET test before registration.

 

How to apply for a place in Year 9 (13+): the Shell Year

2/3 years prior to entry

Visit the School. There are a number of ways in which to do so:

  • Smaller Open Mornings are held most Saturdays during term time
  • Main Open Mornings are held annually in May
  • An individual visit can also be arranged
  • Further details on our Arrange a Visit page

After your visit, if you think St Edward’s might be the right School for your child, we suggest you register. Pupils must be registered to sit exams and have visited the school. Only registered pupils will be considered for a place 18 months prior to entry (January of Year 7).

In January 18 months prior to entry

  • Your child will be invited to visit St Edward’s for an interview and a report will be sought from their school. Places are then offered to registered children subject to entrance exams (either Common Entrance, Academic Scholarship or our own 13+ entrance exams). Pupils must be registered to sit exams.
  • The £800 acceptance deposit is payable to confirm a place; £500 is refunded on final account. It is also refunded if your child does not meet the required standard in the exams or is removed on medical grounds.

In January of the year of entry

  • Pupils not applying from a prep school attend an interview, sit our own 13+ entrance exams and places are confirmed
  • Past papers are available here

In March of the year of entry

  • Children applying from any school may sit for the 13+ Academic Scholarship
  • Apply for the 13+ Academic Scholarship here
  • Past papers are available here
  • Scholarships are awarded approximately one week after Scholarship Week

In June of the year of entry

  • Children from prep schools sit Common Entrance
  • All places are confirmed and joining papers are distributed

Fourth Form Entry

January prior to entry

  • Children sit our own 14+ entrance exams and attend an interview; places are offered shortly afterwards
  • Pupils must be registered to sit exams
  • Past papers are available here
  • Once a place is offered, parents are asked to pay the £800 acceptance deposit within two weeks; £500 is repayable on final account

Please note: if you would prefer to fill out and return a paper copy of the registration form, please follow this link to the registration form and return it with the £100 fee as directed.

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