We look for boys of character and ability, whatever their background, who we believe will benefit from an Eton education. In particular, we look for three qualities in any candidate: a good level of academic ability; an enthusiasm or skill that will add something to the life of the place; and the resilience of character that will enable him to thrive in a residential all-boys school.
There are three ways we try to find out whether a boy is a good candidate. We receive full reports from the candidates’ current school, telling us about his performance, attitude and potential. All candidates sit a computer-based test for an hour which is taken at Eton; this gives us an indication of a boy’s underlying ability in several areas. He will also have an interview with an experienced master. These three elements have equal weight and the selection panel discusses every candidate in the round before coming to a decision.
We look forward to welcoming to Eton boys who have energy and purpose and who wish to be active members of a busy, lively community of talented people.