Senior School (11+)

The usual entry point to Abbot’s Hill Senior School is Year 7 (11+). Pupils can join in other year groups, subject to availability of places. Please contact Miss Amberley Cooper for further details.

A visit is highly recommended. We host a number of Open events throughout the year, and individual tours can also be arranged.

Senior School in Action, Thursday 10 November 

For more information about the offer of a place please see here.


Entry to Year 7 (11+)

Assessment for entry to Year 7 takes place in January prior to the September of joining the School, and comprises the Independent Schools Examinations Board (ISEB) Common Pre-Test and interview.

The online, adaptive ISEB assessments consist of multiple-choice tests in Mathematics, English, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning, assessing attainment and potential. Results are age-standardised. Whilst ISEB practice tests are not available, a familiarisation test is available, and other adaptive test providers such as Atom Learning may be useful to consult.

Interviews are held with the Head or Senior members of staff  in a relaxed, informal style, with no preparation required. Pupils enjoy this opportunity, as it is a chance for them to ask any questions they might have about the School. Parents are all also warmly invited to meet individually with the Head and one of the Executive team. This meeting forms no part of the assessment process but enables parents to gain a greater insight into Abbot’s Hill.

To register for a place at Abbot’s Hill Senior School, please complete the registration form. Registration is confirmed with payment of a non-refundable fee of £100.


We invite all candidates to an Assessment Day. This is a chance to gain a feel for the school, meet staff and current pupils and have some fun meeting other candidates during a variety of afternoon activities. In the morning, pupils will sit the ISEB Common Pre-test. After lunch, there will be activities where all candidates will meet each other and begin to form friendships which they will nurture throughout their Senior School education.

We are aware that some candidates may have already undertaken this assessment at another school or with their Prep school. Once registered with Abbot’s Hill, a pupil’s score will automatically transfer to us; candidates cannot resit the test.

Year 7 September 2023 timeline

Registration deadlineFriday 18 November 2022
Reference requested from current schoolAutumn term 2022
ISEB Familiarisation Webinar (for parents)Friday 25 November & Wednesday 30 November 2022
Application for Bursary submittedThursday 1 December 2022
Application for Specialist Scholarships submittedThursday 1 December 2022
Entrance Exam & ActivityMonday 9 January 2023
Interviews (parent & child)Tuesday 10 – Thursday 19 January
Art scholarship assessmentWednesday 18 – Thursday 19 January 2023
Drama scholarship auditionThursday 19 January 2023
Music scholarship auditionMonday 16 January 2023
Sport scholarship assessmentWednesday 18 January 2023
Academic scholarship (invitation only)Friday 20 January 2023 (TBC)
Offer made (by post)Mid February 2023
Let’s Celebrate (Evening event for those offered places, parents only)Thursday 23 February 2023
Acceptance deadlineWednesday 8 March 2023
Joining PackEnd of May 2023
Induction dayTuesday 20 June 2023
Year 7 InductionWednesday 30 August 2023
Whole School returnMonday 4 September 2023

 


Occasional place (Years 8-10) September 2023 timeline

Registration deadlineFriday 18 November 2022
Reference requested from current schoolAutumn term 2022
Application for Bursary submittedThursday 1 December 2022
Entrance Exam & ActivityJanuary 2023
Interviews (parent & child)January 2023
Offer made (by post)Mid February 2023
Let’s Celebrate (Evening event for those offered places, parents only)Thursday 23 February 2023
Acceptance deadlineWednesday 8 March 2023
Joining PackEnd May 2022
Welcome  afternoonWednesday 30 August 2023
Whole School returnMonday 4 September 2023