Year 9 Entry (13+)

Entry to the Senior School at 13+

Several  students enter the school in Year 9 (age 13), usually from prep schools or other independent senior schools in London and Kent.

We encourage all potential candidates to come and visit us before registering to sit the entrance examination. For details of Open Days and Visitor Mornings please click here.

Scholarships and Bursaries

Academic, Sport, Music and Art Scholarships are available for 13+ entry as well as means-tested financial bursaries for families who may not be able to afford the fees. Full details can be found here.

Applications for Scholarships and Bursaries should be indicated at the time of registration on the Registration Form.


Registration for entry to Eltham College may be made at any time before the relevant deadline and a registration form is included in the prospectus pack or available to download here. The registration fee is non-returnable and acceptance of registration does not constitute the offer of a place.


Eltham College is one of the leading independent day schools for boys in the UK. Academic standards are high and entrance is by selection based on academic merit and on an assessment of the pupil’s likely positive contribution to the College.

All candidates at 13+ will sit an Entrance Examination and boys will be interviewed by members of staff on the same day. Candidates will take papers in English, Mathematics and a Modern Foreign Language (French, German, Spanish) or Latin. They will also sit a computer adaptive Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning assessment. Sample examination papers can be downloaded here:

All candidates must register with the College prior to sitting the examinations. A reference is also requested from the candidate’s current school.

Parent Contract

On accepting a place, parents are required to pay a deposit and sign a contract which outlines the standard terms and conditions under which their son is accepted as a pupil at Eltham College. Offer of a place is also subject to satisfactory references from the candidate’s current school.

Key Dates for 13+ Admission in September 2017

  • Full Open Morning: Saturday 17 September 2016, 10am to 12.30pm

  • Closing date for 31+ registrations: Thursday 15 December 2016

  • 13+ Entrance Examination and Interviews: Monday 23 January 2017

  • 13+ Scholarship Assessments: Week commencing Monday 30 January 2017
    13+ Offer letters posted: Thursday 9 February 2017
    13+ Acceptance Deadline: Thursday 23 February 2017

For more information or if you have any queries please contact the Registrar, Mrs St Clair-Charles on 020 8857 1455 or email