The Main Entrance Examinations for 13+ will be held in the January of a candidate’s Year 7.
For children attending UK Prep Schools, Haileybury offers an earlier entrance route called the Early Tests. This involves candidates taking the entrance examinations in the February of their Year 6 for a confirmed place in Year 9. Entry via the Early Test route is highly competitive as only a small number of spaces are allocated at this time.
Whether applying for the Main Exams or the Early Tests route, the Admissions process is identical and includes the following criteria:
- An online cognitive abilities test (CAT). This includes verbal and non-verbal reasoning, quantitative and spatial assessments. Applicants cannot prepare for these tests, meaning that the results will give an indication of their natural ability
- Written papers in Maths and English
- A successful interview at Haileybury
- A satisfactory report and reference from the candidate’s current school.
More information on how to apply can be found in our Admissions Information booklet