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 – these assessments will be computer-based and conducted online, including the creative writing element. Lunch will then be followed by an afternoon of taster lessons in Culture, Arts and STEM subjects.

Sample written papers for the 11+ entrance examination on the right give you an indication of the level of questions which candidates can expect. Please note that the actual assessment will be computer based.

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 2022 are now closed. 

Registration deadlines and assessment dates for September 2023 entry*:

Application deadline Assessment / Examination date
Nursery (3+) Friday 4 Nov 2022 w/c 21-25 Nov 2022
Reception (4+) Friday 30 Sept 2022 Saturday 15 Oct 2022
Year 7 (11+) Friday 25 Nov 2022 Wednesday 4 January 2023 (TBC)
Year 12 (16+) Friday 28 Oct 2022 Friday 11 Nov 2022

*subject to change

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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.