Sixth Form Entrants

Almost all boys enter Eton College at age 13 and stay for five years.  However, in some years a small number of students may be admitted at 16 or just 17, to study here for two years.  The candidate must be under 19 at the end of his final term at Eton.

Sixth Form students normally study four A level subjects in year 12 (C block), and continue with three or four subjects at A level or Pre-U level in year 13 (B block).  For details of the curriculum, please see the section headed “The Specialist Years” in the Further Information section of the Admissions booklet or look at the webpage for School Year 12, known at Eton as C block

Any available places will be offered to boys of a high academic standard who are also likely to make a notable contribution to school life in sport or in the arts. The minimum qualifying standard is GCSE, or the overseas equivalent, in at least six academic subjects with A grades or grade 7; in practical terms the level expected is likely to be higher than that, and competition for the limited number of places is intense.

There is an application form to complete and return by the candidate, including his own email address, available online or from the Admissions Office from June 2017, to be sent in with the candidate’s personal statement by the deadline of Monday 25 September 2017. If a candidate is to be considered, a full report must also be sent from his present school by the deadline of Monday 02 October 2017. Applications will be considered only in this form

Interviews and assessment at Eton will be required for short-listed candidates in November 2017 over 3 – 4 days. The parent/s or guardian/s will be asked to complete and return a confidential medical report for the use of the Eton school doctor and the House where he will stay during the interviews, etc.  The parent/s or guardian/s must sign an agreement in the application form to pay all due fees and charges fees and charges (the school fee is likely to be approximately £37,000.00 for the 2018 academic year). First results are usually known by mid-December 2017. However, a candidate may be asked if he is willing to go on a waiting list in case more places may be allocated at a later date (as late as during the summer break).

An acceptance fee is only payable by those candidates who are offered a conditional place. A short statement about the candidate offered a place will be required from his parent or guardian, giving consent to a confidential medical report being submitted by the candidate’s usual doctor to the Eton school doctor. No financial support is available for entry at age 16, other than through the Sixth Form Scholarship scheme for students in UK State Education.

There may be up to four fee-paying places in September 2018. The Sixth form fee-paying application form is available to download from June 2017 up to the 25 September 2017 deadline. Short-listed candidates are notified in October and invited to Eton for interviews and assessment in November 2017. 

Apply to:
Sixth Form Entry (Fee paying), Admissions Office, Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 6DB 
Email:, Tel: 01753 370 611