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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 grade 7 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.

Applications for the Orwell Award (2021) will open on Tuesday 7 July 2020. The deadline for applications is Friday 25 September 2020.

All applications received will be considered and we will then shortlist boys to be invited to Eton for an assessment in November or December.