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Everyone at Eton works hard to create an exciting, stimulating and caring environment, to enable each boy to reach his full potential. All our boys are also expected to make their own contribution to school life.

To achieve this we have developed an admissions process which looks at a boy’s current and potential academic ability as well as whether he will be happy in our boarding environment. Every year we typically welcome boys from about 120 different state and independent schools.

The best thing about Eton is that it allows you to become who you want to be. It brings out what your passions are and it gives you the chance to try anything that you think you will be good at.

Hamza, Orwell Award recipient

A boy may be registered up until 30 June of the school year he turns 10 (UK school Year 5). After this the only route of entry will be through scholarships or Sixth Form entry, which open in Year 8 (for Year 9 entry) and Year 11 (for Sixth Form entry).

Eton is committed to supporting boys with disabilities and also has a Learning Support Centre for boys with special educational needs and disabilities.

Foremost among the many factors which contribute to pupils’ excellent progress and very high standards is the high quality of the teaching they receive.

ISI inspection, December 2021

There are around 1,350 boys at the school. In academic year 2020/21, 19% of boys received financial support towards their fees (averaging a 68% award), with 90 boys paying no fees at all. For academic year 2021/22, £8.7 million has been budgeted for Financial Aid. Regrettably, it is still not possible to support all of the applications.

Scholarships Financial Aid

Good luck with your application.


of boys received financial support towards their fees in academic year 2020/21.

13+ Online Registration


Essential Information

Request a hard copy prospectus

Complete the form below to request a hard copy of our prospectus.

If your son is likely to be a candidate for entry to Eton at age 13 and you would like a hard copy of our prospectus please complete the form below, write to: The Admissions Team, Eton College, Windsor,
Berkshire SL4 6DW or telephone 01753 370611.

Please note that with the exception of a few late entrants who qualify at 13 through the scholarship process all boys must be registered by 30 June in UK School Year 5 – the academic year in which he reaches the age of 10.


Contact Admissions

Submit a general admissions enquiry below. You may also contact us to know more about visiting Eton for a tour of the school.

Other resources

Parents of prospective boys can obtain the following information on application to the Admissions Office:

  • Behaviour Policy (includes discipline and exclusions)
  • SEND Policy
  • Curriculum Policy
  • Prevention of Bullying and Unkindness Policy
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • First Aid Policy

Previous examination results are available on this website, as is our Safeguarding Policy.

We are now taking bookings for in person admissions tours. If you are a prospective parent and would like to visit Eton please contact our Admissions team.