Entry at 13+

We welcome applications from students interested in joining Year 9 for entry in September 2025 and beyond.

The deadline for applications to Year 9 is 1 October almost two years ahead of entry. For those candidates who have missed our application deadlines: while we cannot guarantee that we will be able to process late applications, we advise you to send a copy of the candidate's latest school reports and a covering letter outlining their strengths and interests, and we will keep the information on file. 

We will contact you if we are able to proceed with an application at a future date.

For admission to Year 9 (13+) applications should be made at least two years prior to entry for both day and boarding places. 

The entrance assessment takes place in the April of Year 7. All candidates take an English and a Maths Test (past papers are available here), a Verbal Reasoning Test, and take part in a 40-minute group discussion. We also request a reference from their school. Unconditional offers are made in the late May or early June of Year 7. Those candidates who have performed particularly well in the entrance tests are invited to take part in academic scholarship exams in the May of Year 8. Those candidates who are at a UK prep school are asked to aim for an average of 70% in their Common Entrance if they are not taking the scholarship exams; the results are used for setting purposes.

Timetable for Year 9 Entry in September 2025

1 October 2023 Closing date for 2025 applications
January 2024 Reports requested from candidates' schools
April 2024 Year 9 Entrance Examination
May/June 2024 Year 9 Entrance Examination decisions are sent to parents and schools
May 2025 Academic Scholarship Examinations and Co-Curricular Scholarship Assessments

Ms Lorna Dolan: Director of Admissionsregist@sevenoaksschool.org

Mrs Catherine Taylor: Registrarregist@sevenoaksschool.org