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Year 9 (13+) Entry

A boy can be registered at any time up to 30th June in UK School Year 5 (the UK academic year in which he reaches the age of 10 years), for example:

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

These are strict deadlines unless a boy is specifically applying for the King’s Scholarship or Music Awards, for which eligible boys can apply in UK School Year 8 up to the age of 13:

Registration

Please click on the following link to complete the online registration form.

As part of the registration, you will need to upload a copy of the boy’s unabridged birth certificate (showing parental details; this is titled ‘Certified Copy of an Entry’ on a UK certificate) and pay the non-refundable registration fee (currently £400 but subject to change).

Please note we cannot process incomplete applications and reserve the right to discard them after a month. All applications for registration must be complete and received by the deadline.

Assessment for a Conditional Place

Stage 1 – Autumn term of UK School Year 6

All boys sit the ISEB Common Pre-Tests during October or November, either at their current school or at an agreed centre. We will also request a Head Teacher’s report covering a boy’s academic strengths, interests and character.

The online ISEB Common Pre-Tests are multiple choice, covering Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, English and Mathematics. Each boy’s score is standardised and age-adapted to give a measure of his ability and attainment irrespective of when his birthday falls in the academic year.  The tests take about two and a half hours to complete and can be taken together or separately; more information is available on the ISEB website.

We will review the results of the Pre-Tests and the Head Teacher’s report and select boys to go forward to Stage 2, communicating outcomes of Stage 1 in December.

Stage 2 – Spring and Summer terms of UK School Year 6

Boys who are successful at Stage 1 come to Eton for assessment in the following age groups:

  • Boys for whom significant financial aid is requested in mid-January
  • Boys with birthdays between September and the first half of December will be assessed in late January/early February
  • Boys with birthdays between the second half of December and March will be assessed in late February/early March
  • Boys with birthdays between April and August will be assessed in late April/early May

The assessment will consist of an individual interview and an online predictive test of academic ability and potential on a computer (minimal IT skills required).

We will publish results for each of the above groups in March, May and July respectively, taking into account all aspects of each application.

Post-Assessment

We will offer boys who are successful at Stage 2 a Conditional Place, confirmed by passing King’s Scholarship, Common Entrance or Eton Entrance examinations at age 12/13 in UK School Year 8. 

Parents and boys with a Conditional Place meet a selection of House Masters with a view to finding a suitable boarding house during the first and second terms of UK School Year 7.

Parents wishing to accept a Conditional Place offer will be required to pay the Acceptance Fee.

We will also offer some boys a Waiting List Place and, if they accept, invite them to come back to Eton in the Summer term of UK School Year 7 for a further assessment. Each year we accept a number of boys on the Waiting List into the school; the number varies from year to year.