St Edward’s believes in educating its pupils in an internationally conscientious environment, where an understanding and celebration of different cultures is the norm. We therefore welcome applications from international pupils at Years 9, 10 and 12.
Worldwide educational provision varies enormously from country to country, so we ask all prospective pupils to take a cognitive abilities test for screening purposes. This test measures ability over four areas: Non-Verbal, Verbal, Quantitative and Spatial Reasoning. Those who are successful will be invited to attend formal entrance tests and an interview.
Pupils for whom English is not their first language, that have taken the Cambridge English Test / IELTS or equivalent, are asked to submit their test results to us together with a recent school report. This will assist us in gauging their level of English before they submit a formal application to attend the School.
Shell (Year 9)
Candidates can be registered at any stage but no later than 3rd January 2022. The 13+ cognitive abilities test will be held online in early January. The formal Entrance Examinations will be held at the School on 18th January 2022; candidates are expected to come to St Edward’s for these examinations so that we can interview them and generally get to know them. Those who are successful will then be offered unconditional places and parents will be asked to pay a deposit to secure the place.
Fourth Form (Year 10)
Candidates must be registered by 26th October 2022. The 14+ online assessment will be held on 4th November 2021. Entrance examinations will be held at the School on the 9th November 2021. We expect candidates to come to St Edward’s for these examinations so that we can interview them and generally get to know them. Those who are successful will then be offered unconditional places and parents will be asked to pay a deposit to secure the place.
Sixth Form (Year 12)
Our next Sixth Form Open Morning takes place on Saturday 25th September 2021. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the School and the subjects offered at A Level and IB – please book here to attend. The closing date for Sixth Form applications is 11th October 2021, by which time all applicants must also be registered.
The 16+ online assessment will be held on 26th October 2021. Formal Entrance examinations will be held at the School on the 2nd / 3rd November 2021 – all candidates are expected to attend for assessment and interviews.
Applicants from mainland China should contact our official representative UK Boarding Schools Admissions Service: