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.

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 2022 entry:

Application deadline Assessment / Examination date
Nursery (3+) Friday 5 November 2021 Saturday 20 November 2021
Reception (4+) Monday 27 September 2021 Saturday 9 October 2021
Year 7 (11+) Friday 26 November 2021 Friday 7 January 2022
Year 12 (16+) Friday 29 October 2021 Friday 5 November 2021


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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.