Assessment & Entrance Exams

Information for main entry points

The entrance examinations at 11+ take place in January each year and candidates are required to spend a full school day at Colfe’s. The morning will consist of assessments in English and  Mathematics, followed by lunch and an afternoon of taster lessons in Culture, Arts and STEM subjects. Please find links to sample papers for the 11+ entrance examination on the right.

NOTE: Candidates will spend the assessment day in ‘bubble groups’ of up to 25. The format of the day is subject to change and latest COVID-19 government guidance.

Year 7 (11+) scholarship assessments for 2021 entry will be held from 9-22 January 2021. Offers will be sent via post on 11 February 2021. Acceptance date is 5 March 2021.

The Sixth Form entrance assessment involves a written personal statement as well as two recent school reports and reference. Successful candidates will be invited to interview and offers made are conditional on achieving at least four Grade 7/A at GCSE.

Nursery & Reception Assessments
These assessments happen in the autumn term and places are offered before the end of the term. Details of the assessment and information on what to expect are available via the link to the right.

Registration deadlines and assessment dates for September 2021 entry:

Application deadline Assessment / Examination date
Nursery (3+) Closed for 2021 entry Multiple dates in Nov TBC
Reception (4+) Closed for 2021 entry Multiple dates in Oct/Nov TBC
Year 7 (11+) Closed for 2021 entry Friday 8 January 2021
Year 12 (16+) Closed for 2021 entry Interviews held in November


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How to apply

Find out more about how to apply for Colfe's School. Our main entry points are at ages 3, 4, 11 and 16.