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 and a group interview. The Mathematics assessments will be computer-based and conducted online, the English assessment will be written (paper-based). Lunch will then be followed by an afternoon of taster lessons in co-curricular areas. Scholarship candidates will be interviewed separately in the weeks following the assessment. Please note, candidates who are unable to sit the assessment on the published date will not be eligible for academic scholarship.
Sample written papers for the 11+ entrance examination on the right give you an indication of the level of questions which candidates can expect.
Entrance into the Sixth Form involves submitting a written personal statement as well as two recent school reports. Those wishing to apply for an academic scholarship (including Leathersellers’ Scholarships) will be required to sit an examination – candidates can choose between an essay-based or mathematics assessment. Successful candidates will be invited to interview and offers made are conditional on achieving at least four Grade 7/A at GCSE. At this stage we will also ask for a reference from the pupil’s current school.
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.
Admissions for September 2023 are now closed.
Registration deadlines and assessment dates for September 2023 entry*:
|Application deadline||Assessment / Examination date|
|Nursery (3+)||Closed||w/c 21-25 Nov 2022|
|Reception (4+)||Closed||Saturday 8 Oct 2022|
|Year 7 (11+)||Closed||Wednesday 4 January 2023|
|Year 12 (16+)||Closed||Friday 11 Nov 2022|
*subject to change