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The different points of entry

Boys may enter Westminster Under School at age 7, 8, 11, and Westminster School at age 13. Both boys and girls may enter the School at age 16.

The age checker above will give you a personalised registration timeline and an overview of our Admissions process. Do browse our website and if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Admissions Team who will be more than happy to help.

Please be aware that applicants to Westminster School may only apply for entry at either 11+ or 13+ but not both.

Apply here for admission at 7+, 8+ or 11+Download the admission form for entry at 13+Apply here for admission at 16+View our Admissions Policy

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Register your child

Although boys can be registered for 7+ entry at any point from birth, we prefer registration forms to be received approximately two years before the proposed date of entry.

Open Mornings

Open Mornings take place every year in the Autumn Term, allowing prospective parents and pupils to get a feel for the School environment and meet current pupils and staff.

Final registration point

At the latest, boys must be registered by the week before October half-term in the year before their intended September entry. Our registration form will always have the actual deadline clearly stated.

Entrance assessments

All boys take entrance assessments in English, Maths and Reasoning to determine their suitability for entry into the School. We aim to make the assessment day an informal and friendly occasion. The papers are not designed to trip the boys up but to better understand their abilities and potential.

Additional assessments

Later in January or early February selected boys are invited to return to the school to take additional assessments and to have an informal interview with a senior member of staff.

Offers sent

Offers of a place are sent to the parents of successful boys.

Admission to the school

Boys achieving the required results in the entrance exams will then join the Westminster community.

Your child would join Westminster School in

Register your child

Although boys can be registered for 8+ entry at any point from birth, we prefer registration forms to be received approximately two years before the proposed date of entry.

Open Mornings

Open Mornings take place every year in the Autumn Term, allowing prospective parents and pupils to get a feel for the School environment and meet current pupils and staff.

Final registration point

At the latest, boys must be registered by the week before October half-term in the year before their intended September entry. Our registration form will always have the actual deadline clearly stated.

Entrance assessments

All boys take entrance assessments in English, Maths and Reasoning to determine their suitability for entry into the School. We aim to make the assessment day an informal and friendly occasion. The papers are not designed to trip the boys up but to better understand their abilities and potential.

Additional assessments

Later in January or early February selected boys are invited to return to the school to take additional assessments and to have an informal interview with a senior member of staff.

Offers sent

Offers of a place are sent to the parents of successful boys.

Admission to the school

Boys achieving the required results in the entrance exams will then join the Westminster community.

Your child would join Westminster School in

Register your child

Although boys can be registered for 11+ entry at any point from birth, we prefer registration forms to be received approximately two years before the proposed date of entry.

Open Mornings

Open Mornings take place every year in the Autumn Term, allowing prospective parents and pupils to get a feel for the School environment and meet current pupils and staff.

Final registration point

At the latest, boys must be registered by the week before October half-term in the year before their intended September entry. Our registration form will always have the actual deadline clearly stated.

Online testing

In late November or early December, boys sit the online ISEB Common Pre-tests, either at the Under School or their existing school. These tests are also used by a number of other senior schools and may only be taken once.

Additional assessments

After the electronic testing is complete, some boys are invited back to the Under School to sit additional written papers in English and Mathematics.

Interviews

All boys who took the written tests return to the Under School for an informal interview with a senior member of staff.

Offers sent

Offers of a place are sent to the parents of successful boys.

Admission to the school

Boys achieving the required results in the entrance exams will then join the Westminster community, with various new starter mornings taking place in the summer term beforehand.

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Open Days

Open Days and 13+ Tours take place when the boys are in Year 5 allowing prospective parents and pupils to get a feel for the school environment and to meet current pupils and staff.

Final registration point

 

Although boys can be registered for 13+ entry at any point from birth, we require registration forms to be received three years before the proposed date of entry. At the latest, boys must be registered for 13+ entry by the end of Year 5 (the academic year of their 10th birthday).

ISEB Common Pre-Tests

Boys will take the Independent Schools Examinations Board (ISEB) Common Pre-Tests at their prep schools, testing them in English, Maths and Reasoning. Westminster then requests the results of those tests in addition to a reference from a boy’s current head teacher.

Interviews

Boys who have performed strongly in the tests and who have received a satisfactory reference are invited to Westminster for an interview, which will include short tests in English and Maths.

Offer letters

After the interviews, parents will receive a letter either offering their child a conditional place at the school (an offer to place the child’s name on a waiting list for conditional places) or a letter explaining that the child’s application will not be taken forward.

Entrance examinations

A boy with a conditional place must sit our entrance exams in order to secure it. There is a choice of two sets of papers, The Challenge, our Scholarship examinations or Common Entrance involving Maths, English, French, Science, Latin, History and Geography.

Admission to the school

Boys achieving the required results in the entrance exams will then join the Westminster community.

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Registration opens

Although parents may enquire about their child entering the school at any point, our Sixth Form has a small registration window: it opens in June and closes in October.

Open Days

Open Days take place twice a year, allowing prospective parents and pupils to get a feel for the school environment and to meet current pupils and staff.

Exams

Admission to the Sixth Form is by competitive examination. Candidates select four subjects in which to be examined, based on their A-Level/Pre-U choices.

Interviews

Candidates are invited to Westminster for an interview.

Offer letters

Depending on the outcome of the interview and the exams, parents will receive a letter either offering their child a place at the school or explaining that the child’s application will not be taken forward.

Admission to the school

Boys and girls achieving the required results in the entrance exams will then join the Westminster community.

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