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11+ Lower School 1 (Year 7)

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

  • Step One: Initial Enquiry

    Please contact Admissions to enquire about a place in Year 7 by telephone, 01992 706 353, email admissions@haileybury.com or by completing this enquiry form.

    We admit around 60 pupils each year into Lower School One (Year 7). All pupils for Year 7 are assessed in the Autumn term of Year 6.

  • Step Two: Visit the School

    Many parents will visit the School for a Year 7 place when their child is in Year 5. We host a number of Open Days and the dates for the next Summer Term Open Day is Wednesday 8 May 2024

    Open day dates

    We also welcome families for individual tours throughout the year and please email visits@haileybury.com to make an appointment.

  • Step Three: Registration

    To be considered for a place at Haileybury, please register your child with us by completing the Registration Form. There is a non-refundable registration fee of £200. Upon registration, please send Admissions a copy of your child’s latest school report and a copy of their passport.

    In order to ensure that we can fully support each child on their learning journey we need to be aware of children who have specific learning needs. If this applies to your child, please declare this on the Registration Form. Please contact a member of the Admissions department if you wish to discuss this.  

    Registrations are accepted at any point up until the deadline date of Wednesday 30 October 2024.

    For more information, please contact the Admissions department by telephone, 01992 706 353 or email admissions@haileybury.com 

  • Step Four: Entrance Assessment

    All applicants will sit Haileybury papers in Maths and English to assess their fundamental understanding of these core subjects. All applicants will also sit an online cognitive abilities test (CAT4) which includes verbal and non-verbal reasoning, quantitative and spatial assessments. All applicants will also have an interview with a member of staff.

    Where possible, pupils are asked to come on-site and sit the entrance exams. The day is designed to be as pressure-free as possible and the applicants have time to get to know each other and enjoy lunch in the Dining Hall. 

    Haileybury also offers a remote, online testing session where international pupils may sit their entrance examinations from home and are invigilated by a member of Haileybury staff. Alternatively international applicants may be permitted to sit the entrance exams at offices of the British Council, at the offices of a recognised educational agent working with Haileybury or at a lawyers’ office.

    The closing date for registrations is Wednesday 30 October 2024.

    The dates for the 11+ entrance examinations are Friday 29 and Saturday 30 November 2024.

    Sample exam papers

  • Step Five: Entry Offers and Acceptance

    All elements of the examination process are considered during the undertaking of making decisions by the Decisions Committee. 

    Exam applicants will be informed of the outcome on Thursday 12 December 2024.

    Notification of acceptances is required by Saturday 1 March 2025

  • Step Six: Experience Days, Welcome Day and Arrival

    All new parents are sent an Information For New Parents booklet in the Summer Term, which provides important information about joining the School. 

    All incoming pupils are invited to Experience Days during the Spring and Summer Terms which is a marvellous opportunity for them to get to know the School and each other before starting in September. 

    All pupils and families are invited to a Welcome Day in the Summer Term where parents will hear from the Head of Lower School and the Form Tutors whilst their children enjoy team-building activities.

    An Induction Day for all new pupils will also be held at the start of the Autumn Term.