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Application for entry in 2021 and beyond

Entry at 13: For entry at the age of 13, boys must be registered before 30th June in Year 5 (UK school years); this is the UK academic year in which he reaches the age of 10 – e.g.:

  • o    For entry in 2023 a boy needs to be registered by 30th June 2020
    o    For entry in 2024 a boy needs to be registered by 30th June 2021.

This is a strict deadline unless a boy is specifically applying for one of the following:


To complete a registration form online click here.

The Assessment 

The assessment consists of two stages. The first involves online pre-tests in October or November of Year 6 (UK school years) and a report from a boy’s Head Teacher covering the boy’s 
academic strengths, interests and character. The online pre-tests are the Independent Schools Examination Board (ISEB) Common Pre-Tests – full details are available at via 
the ‘What are the Common Pre-Tests?’ link in the Parents’ section or via the ‘Common Pre-Tests’ link in the Examination and Assessments section – these are usually completed at a boy’s current school. The second takes place at Eton in the Lent (Spring) and Summer terms of Year 6 (UK school years) and consists of a specially designed computerised test, participation in an assessed group activity and an interview (friendly chat) with one of our masters. Second stage assessments take place in the Lent (Spring) and Summer terms according to a boy’s date of birth to ensure fairness. The Admissions Office will let you know when your son will be invited for assessment. 

Find out more about the assessment.    

Post assessment 

Successful applicants will be offered a conditional place which is dependent upon their passing the King’s Scholarship, Common Entrance Exam or Eton Entrance Exam at age 12/13 in school Year 8. 
Parents and boys who hold a conditional place are then invited to meet a selection of house masters to discuss where he might live. They will also be required to pay the acceptance fee. Any family who needs financial assistance should apply for a bursary as soon as a conditional offer has been received. Payment of the acceptance fee will be deferred until the outcome of the bursary is known.
Some other applicants are placed on a waiting list and each year a number of those are accepted into the school (the number varies from year to year). 

Sixth Form Entry

We have a number of Sixth Form Scholarships available. 
The vast majority of our pupils continue into sixth form but very occasionally a space becomes available for full fee paying pupil to join Eton. Contact us for further information. 

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Request a Registration Form  

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