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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, Mathematics and Mixed Reasoning, 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.

The Sixth Form entrance examination takes place in November of each year. Applicants for entry into Year 12 will sit papers in English, Mathematics and a General Paper. Sample papers aren’t available for this exam – the level of the papers is set in accordance with the GCSE syllabus for each subject. Offers made are conditional on the candidate 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+) Friday 6 November 2020 Saturday 21 November 2020
Reception (4+) Friday 25 September 2020 Saturday 10 October 2020
Year 7 (11+) Friday 27 November 2020 Friday 8 January 2021
Year 12 (16+) Friday 6 November 2020 Friday 13 November 2020

Registration forms are available here.

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.