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16+ A Levels or International Baccalaureate Diploma (Year 12)

Applicants are welcome to apply for entry to the Haileybury Sixth Form to study either for A levels or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.

  • Step One: Initial Enquiry

    Applicants are welcome to apply for entry to the Haileybury Sixth Form to study either for A Levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

    Please contact Admissions to enquire about a place in Year 12 by telephone, +44 (0) 1992 706 353, email admissions@haileybury.com or by completing the enquiry form.

    Upon initial enquiry, applicants must provide a school report to the Admissions Department. If the report meets our minimum entrance criteria of six GCSE Level 6’s or equivalent, successful applicants are then invited to register and visit Haileybury. 

    Entry is by competitive examination using Haileybury’s own examinations which are taken at School, or remotely for international applicants, in November of the year prior to entry. 

  • Step Two: Visit the School

    We host a number of Open Days and the date for the Summer Term 16+ Open Evening is Monday 20 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.

    Please note that international applicants may be asked to sit a UKiset test to assess their level of functional English ahead of the Entrance Examinations.

    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 Monday 14 October 2024.

    For more information, please contact the Admissions department by telephone, +44 (0) 1992 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.

    All 16+ applicants also sit a free-choice paper. Applicants can select one paper from a selection of subjects. The choice should reflect the strengths of the pupil. 

    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 dates for the 16+ entrance examinations are Wednesday 13 and Saturday 16 November 2024.


  • Step Five: Entry Offers and Acceptance

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

    Notification of acceptances is required by Monday 2 December 2024.

  • Step Six: 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 pupils and families are invited to Welcome Day in the Summer term where they will hear from the Head and key members of staff before meeting their Housemaster or Housemistress and getting to know other pupils joining their House and enjoying lunch together.

    Induction Day for all new pupils is held on the day before the start of the Autumn Term.