Entry at 11+

How to Apply

All prospective candidates are encouraged to come and visit us before registering to sit an entrance examination. Please come and visit us at one of our upcoming Open Days or Visitor Mornings.

To apply for a place at the College all prospective candidates must complete the relevant registration form, include all the requested supporting documentation, and pay a non-refundable application fee of £100. Acceptance of registration does not constitute an offer of a place.

Once we have accepted your registration we will contact all prospective candidates with details about arrangements for the assessment day. If successful at the assessment day a candidate will be offered a place to study at Eltham College.

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 child is accepted as a student at Eltham College. Offer of a place is also subject to satisfactory references from the candidate’s current school.

11+ Online Registration Form

Key Dates for 11+ Entry 2021

11+ Visitor MorningWednesday 6 May 2020
Whole School Open MorningSaturday 19 September 2020
11+ Visitor MorningThursday 8 October 2020
11+ Registration DeadlineMonday 16 November 2020
11+ Entrance Examinations and InterviewsTuesday 5 January 2021
11+ Music, Sport and Art Scholarship AssessmentsTBC
11+ Offer Letters PostedThursday 11 February 2021
11+ Acceptance DeadlineFriday 5 March 2021

11+ Entry Assessment

For external candidates entry at 11+ is by examination and interview. Candidates will sit entrance papers in English and Mathematics, as well as sitting a computer adaptive verbal and non-verbal reasoning assessment. All candidates will sit their exams and be interviewed on the same day. During the assessment day candidates will also have the opportunity to sample some of the many activities on offer at Eltham College.

Once offers have been made in February, successful candidates will be invited to attend an afternoon at Eltham College which will give them a real insight into what it is like to be a student here.

Students who are accepted for entry to Year 7 are able to proceed through to the Sixth Form without the need for further assessment. However all students wishing to study A levels are required to meet the minimum entry of six GCSE subjects at grade 7 or higher.

11+ Sample Papers

Scholarships and Bursaries

All candidates who sit the entrance examinations are automatically considered for an Academic Scholarship. There are further assessments for those children who pass the academic threshold and who wish to be considered for a Music, Sport, Art or Drama Scholarship.

As well as, Academic, Sport, Music, Art and Drama Scholarships at 11+ entry, we offer means-tested financial bursaries for families who may not be able to afford the fees.  Visit the Scholarship and Bursaries section for more information.