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 and pay a non-refundable application fee of £150. Acceptance of registration does not constitute an offer of a place.

Once registration closes we will contact all prospective candidates with arrangements for the entrance examinations.

Successful candidates 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.

Key Dates for 11+ Entry 2023

Whole School Open DaySaturday 17 September 2022
11+ Registration DeadlineMonday 14 November 2022
11+ Entrance Examinations Tuesday 3 January and Wednesday 4 January 2023
11+ Music, Sport, Drama and Art Scholarship Assessmentsw/c 23 January 2023
11+ Offer DayFriday 10 February 2023 (tbc)
11+ Acceptance DeadlineFriday 3 March 2023

11+ Entry Assessment

External candidates for Year 7 take an entrance examination, sitting written papers in Maths and English, as well as a computer-adaptive verbal and non-verbal reasoning assessment. Every candidate will also have a one-to-one interview with a Senior member of teaching staff.

Once offers are made in February, we will invite offer holders to Eltham College for a morning or afternoon of lessons, which will give them an 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.