11+ entry to Haileybury

On this page, you can learn about the College's assessment and selection criteria for pupils joining Haileybury at Lower School
(Year 7).

Details can also be found on entrance examinations and the application timeline for 2020 entry.

In Lower School (Year 7), we admit up to 70 pupils each year, evenly divided between boys and girls due to the pastoral structure of the College at Year 9.

Examinations and Scholarship assessments

Entry is by competitive examination using the College’s own tests in Mathematics, English, and an online Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning Assessment.

The entrance examination takes place in the November preceding the year of entry (a candidate’s Year 6).

All applicants are interviewed and interviews are arranged on or near to the day of the assessment.

In assessing applications a judgement is made as to the individual candidate's potential. The school report and reference from the Head of their current school is taken into account, as are other talents such as music, art and sport.

Admissions timeline for 2020 entry

For September 2020 entry, the Registration deadline is Friday 8 November 2019.

The Main Examination Days are on Friday 29 November or Saturday 30 November 2019.

The All Rounder Scholarship assessments are on Tuesday 26 November 2019, the Music Scholarship assessments are on Wednesday 27 November 2019 and the Sports Scholarship assessments are on Thursday 28 November 2019.

Please note that all candidates who sit the entrance examinations at Haileybury are automatically considered for the Academic Scholarship.

Offers will be announced on Friday 13 December 2019 and the deadline for acceptance of an offer is Monday 2 March 2020.

If you are interested in 11+ entry for your son or daughter in September 2020 please contact a member of the Admissions Team on 01992 706353.

Registration and further information

Please view the links below:

Haileybury Hertford SG13 7NU 01992 706200 Registered charity number 310013