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Entry to Eton College 

Welcome to Eton College and thank you for your interest in our school. 

Everyone at Eton works hard to create an exciting, stimulating and caring environment, to enable each boy to reach his full potential. All our pupils are also expected to make their own contribution to school life. 

To achieve this we’ve developed an admissions system which doesn’t just look at a boy’s current academic ability, but also his potential and whether he will be happy in our boarding environment. Last year we welcomed boys to Eton from 114 different schools, which were a mix of state and preparatory schools. 

Eton is committed to supporting pupils with disabilities and also has a Learning Support team for boys with special educational needs.  

At the point when a boy is offered a place, his family’s financial background is not taken into account - the place is awarded on merit. Families who feel they may be eligible can then apply for a means-tested bursary. There are around 1,300 pupils at the school and of those around 21% currently receive financial support towards their fees (averaging a 66% reduction), with 73 boys currently receiving a 100% reduction. Although £6.4 million is budgeted for bursaries in 2015/16, it is still not possible to support all of the applications.

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries

The following film gives a brief overview of our admissions process.

The Prospectus and Admissions Booklet are available to download.

Request a Prospectus and the Admissions Booklet in hard copy

Request a Registration Form  

Submit a General Admissions Enquiry

If you would like to know more about visiting Eton for a tour of the school, please contact us

Parents of prospective pupils can obtain the following information on application to the Admissions Office:

  • Behaviour Policy (includes discipline and exclusions)
  • SEN Policy
  • Curriculum Policy
  • Prevention of Bullying and Unkindness Policy
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • First Aid Policy
  • Complaints Procedure; the number of complaints registered under the formal procedure during the school year 2014-15 was: 0

Previous inspection reports and examination results are available on this website, as is our Safeguarding Policy

Good luck with your application.