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Pre-Test Day & Boarding 13+ Entry

For students currently in Year 6 looking for entry to Whitgift for Year 9 in 2022.

Whitgift welcomes applications for students currently in Year 6 looking for entry for either a Day or Boarding Place at Whitgift in Year 9 2022.

Application Forms will be available from early September 2019, please contact the Admissions team to request a form – admissions@whitgift.co.uk.

All Pre-Test applicants will be required to sit the ISEB (Independent Schools Examinations Board) Common Pre-Test in the Autumn Term of Year 6 at the students’ current school. The results are sent directly to Whitgift and parents will be notified of the outcome in early December. We will also request a reference from the prospective student’s current Head Teacher.

These reports and the Pre-Test results will be carefully reviewed before deciding which students will be invited to sit the Whitgift examinations in January 2020.

The Whitgift Examinations consists of tests in Mathematics, English and Verbal Reasoning.  Applicants applying to Section Française will also sit a test in French. In addition, students whose first language is not English, may be required to sit an English as an Additional Language (EAL) examination in-place of the standard English examination.

All students who have performed well in the Entrance Examinations, and are being considered for an offer, will be invited for an interview at Whitgift towards the end of January.

Offers will be posted to families on Thursday 13 February 2020. Students with offers would then have a place for Year 9 in 2022 on the condition they continue to make satisfactory academic progress and maintain a good disciplinary record. The deadline for acceptances is Friday 6 March 2020.

Students offered places from the Pre-Test will be eligible to apply for a scholarship/s when they are in Year 8 (academic year 2021/22). Offer holders who wish to apply for an Academic Scholarship will be required to sit the Entrance Examinations with their cohort in January 2022. 


Key Dates

Application closing date

Friday 25 October 2019

ISEB Common Pre-Test (to be taken at current school)

November 2019 (Time to be set by Prep School)

Entrance Examination

(selected applicants only)

Thursday 9 January 2020


Wednesday 15 – Wednesday 29 January 2020 (inclusive)

Offers posted

Thursday 13 February 2020

Deadline for decisions

Friday 6 March 2020



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