Entry at 13+

Please note that as of 2022 there will be no formal entry point at 13+ (Year 9).  A place will only be available in Year 9 if there is an occasional vacancy.

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 £125. 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.

Key Dates for 13+ Entry 2021

13+ Open Morning Saturday 19 September 2020
13+ Registration DeadlineMonday 7 December 2020
13+ Entrance Examinations Saturday 16 January 2021
13+ Music, Sport, Drama and Art Scholarship Assessmentsw/c 25 January 2021
13+ Offer Letters PostedThursday 11 February 2021
13+ Acceptance DeadlineMonday 1 March 2021

13+ Entry Assessment

Entry at 13+ is by entrance examination and interview. Candidates will take entrance papers in English and Mathematics. They will also sit a computer adaptive verbal and non-verbal reasoning assessment. All candidates will sit their exams and be interviewed on the same day.

Students who are accepted for entry to Year 9 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.

13+ 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 13+ 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.