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Entry at Age 16

Admission to Eton at age 16 is possible for a small number of candidates, either through the Orwell Award or Sixth Form Entry (fee-paying). Applicants should be of a high academic standard (ideally gaining a minimum of six GCSEs at A/7 grade, or overseas equivalent) who are also likely to make a notable contribution to school life in sport or in the arts.

Entry for both of these routes opens in the summer before a boy starts UK School Year 11, with the application being available to download from mid-July. The application deadline is usually in mid-September when a boy is in UK School Year 11. Please see the application form for each year’s specific dates.

All applications received will be considered and we will then shortlist boys to be invited to Eton for an assessment in November. Shortlisted candidates will stay in a boarding house for three nights and will sit some written exams and have interviews in their potential A Level subjects.