13+ entry to Haileybury

At 13+ (Year 9) we admit up to 75 pupils each year. The Main Entrance Examinations will be held in the February of a candidate's Year 7. For children in UK Prep Schools, Haileybury offers an earlier entrance procedure called the Early Tests. This involves candidates taking the entrance examinations in the February of their Year 6 for a deferred confirmed place for Year 9. 

This page gives details of entrance criteria, the application procedure and key dates in the process.

General entry criteria

Entry is by competitive examination using the College’s own entrance criteria:

  • successfully passing our entrance exams in Mathematics, English, online Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning Assessment.
  • a successful interview at Haileybury.
  • a satisfactory report and reference from the candidate’s current school.

The Early Tests

The 'Early Tests' are offered to children in UK Prep Schools in the February of their Year 6, who seek to secure a confirmed place for Year 9.

Haileybury reserves the right to re-test a child in the January of the year they are joining if they receive a poor report or change school.

Year 9 Entry 2020

If you are interested in 13+ entry for your son or daughter in September 2020 please contact a member of the Admissions Team as soon as possible on 01992 706353.

Admissions timeline for entry to Year 9 in 2021 (The Main Exams)

Completed Registrations can be received at least two years before entry.

The Main Examination Day for Removes 2020 is Friday 31 January 2020 and the application deadline is Friday 10 January 2020.

Offers will be made on Friday 14 February 2020 and the deadline for acceptance of an offer is Friday 28 February 2020.

Scholarship assessments will be held in January 2020.

Admissions timeline for entry to Year 9 in 2022 (The Early Tests)

The Early Tests Examination Day for Removes 2022 is Friday 7 February 2020 and the application deadline is Friday 10 January 2020.

Further information

Please view the links below for more information about 13+ entry, the admissions process, our policies and details on scholarships.

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