Entry at 11+

Entry at 11+

Joining Eltham College

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.

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 £195. 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 2025

Whole School Open Day Saturday 14 September 2024
11+ Registration Deadline Monday 11 November 2024
11+ Entrance Exams Monday 6 January & Tuesday 7 January 2025*
11+ Music, Sport, Drama, Chess and Art Scholarship Assessments Monday 20 January – Friday 24 January 2025
11+ Offer Day Friday 14 February 2025
11+ Acceptance Deadline Wednesday 5 March 2025

* Candidates will be invited to sit the entrance exams on either Monday 6 January or Tuesday 7 January 2025.  If there is a clash with another school, please email [email protected] by the registration deadline, Monday 11 November 2024, to select one of the dates.  Requests after the deadline may not be accommodated and no additional examination days will be offered.

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, Chess or Drama Scholarship.

As well as, Academic, Sport, Music, Art, Chess 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.

Scholarships & Bursaries
11+ Registration Form

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