Eltham College Admissions

Joining the school

Eltham College is a co-educational independent day school. We are committed to giving each child an outstanding education, a positive approach and values that will steer them throughout their life.

As one of the leading independent schools in the UK academic standards are high and entrance is by selection based on academic merit and on an assessment of the student’s likely positive contribution to the College. The majority of students join us at one of our key entry points (7+, 11+, or 16+). We do occasionally have spaces for entry into our other year groups, subject to availability and waiting lists.

Scholarships are open to all and can be applied for when entering the Senior School in Year 7 or Sixth Form. Bursaries may also be awarded to those Senior School and Sixth Form parents who need financial assistance.

Registration for 11+ entry September 2025 will open at the end of March 2024.

Registration for 7+ and 16+ entry September 2025 will open from mid April 2024.

Occasional Places

Eltham College is typically full in most year groups and it is unusual for us to be able to consider new students outside of our formal entry points (7+, 11+ and 16+).

However, vacancies do occasionally arise in Years 3, 4 and 5 at the Junior School, and Years 7, 8 and 9 in the Senior School. (We do not take students in transfer or examination years).  If you are interested in your son or daughter being considered for a place, you will need to complete a registration and pay a £195 registration fee.  In the event of a place becoming available, we will invite all those who are registered to sit a competitive entry assessment.

If you would like to register your child for an occasional vacancy please contact Eltham College Admissions and you will be sent a link to the ad hoc registration form (please do not complete the standard registration form on the website).

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Latest News

In preparation for the trip to Yorkshire, members of the Year 9 Athenaeum enjoyed an after-school lesson on the history and practice of Sculpture.
A week of sport success We are delighted to share some fantastic sports news after a hugely successful week for Eltham College.
On Tuesday, 27 February, 40 Year 7 and 8 students visited the Williams Racing offices in Oxford.
We are proud to announce that Eleanor, Miles and Tristan won Frankly Speaking Senior Debating Competition as well as the best individual speaker prize (Eleanor) and the runner-up individual speaker prize (Miles) at the US Embassy yesterday.
Last week, two teams from Eltham College showcased their exceptional talent at the regional heat of the National Teams competition hosted at Dunottar School.