Joining at 11+
We welcome applications from parents of boys at primary schools or at independent preparatory schools finishing at age eleven.
No registration forms or fees are required at this stage: parents simply add their son's name to the 11+ examination list by contacting the Admissions Secretary (020 8746 5481). Further details, an application form and an invitation to our Open Morning will be sent to all listed candidates on the 1 October. It is emphasised that boys are only accepted to Colet Court on the understanding that St Paul's is their first choice of senior school.
- Boys from maintained primary schools may sit an exam in Year 5 for guaranteed deferred entry at 11+.
- Boys from independent preparatory schools finishing at 11 years of age sit an exam in Year 6 for entry at 11+. This exam is also open to boys at maintained primary schools.
- Boys unsuccessful at gaining a place at Colet Court and St Paul's at 11+ may still apply for entry to St Paul's at 13+ provided that they have been previously registered with St Paul's.
All candidates take a series of written tests which are appropriate to their age. At 11+ the examination is in two parts. Part A is a Reasoning Test. Successful candidates are invited back to sit Part B which involves written tests in Mathematics and English. At 11+ deferred the tests for all candidates include English, Mathematics and Reasoning. We are not able to send out past papers in Mathematics and English, however we do provide a syllabus for the 11+ examination and the 11+ deferred examination. Age appropriate reading lists are also available.
The reasoning test for both 11+ and 11+ deferred, involves verbal and quantitative reasoning; it does not examine non-verbal reasoning. We have produced a 'guide for parents' and a practice paper to help you prepare your son for the test. The reasoning test results are weighted according to age.
We offer about ten places at 11+ deferred and about ten places at 11+. Boys who perform well in the written tests are invited back for a short interview. At the same time, parents also have the opportunity to meet with the Headmaster. The interviews take place during the week following the tests, enabling boys to know their results within a week.
The examination for 11+ deferred candidates, for entry to Colet Court in 2015, will be held on Saturday 1 February 2014.
The examination for 11+ candidates, for entry to Colet Court in 2014, will be split into two parts. Part A will be held on Monday 9 December 2013 and Part B on Saturday 1 February 2014. Part A is a test of reasoning ability and will take no longer than one hour. Approximately eighty boys will be invited back to sit Part B which will involve tests in English and Mathematics.
The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is Wednesday 20 November 2013. Please note that there can be no exceptions made for late applications, including forms lost in the post. Please contact the Admissions Secretary, Mrs Narine Vartanian, to ensure your son is listed for entry.
The Colet Court fee per term (including lunch) is £5,243 (Sept 2012). Means-tested fee assistance is available to all those who are offered a place. The Governors make some remission of fees when there are three or more children of one family at the Schools of the Foundation. Formal application, in writing, must be made by the parent.