admissions

We are delighted that you are considering joining the Wetherby family. As a central London school, with both Bond Street and Baker Street tube stations in easy walking distance, we have boys who come from across the City. The opening up of Crossrail in the near future is an exciting development as we look forward to being better connected with families from further afield.

We hope that you find everything you need to know about our admissions process on this page, but should you have any questions, require further information or wish to arrange a tour of the school, please do not hesitate to contact the Registrar: registrar@wetherbysenior.co.uk, tel. 02075353533.

OPEN DAYS AND VISITOR MORNINGS

Choosing the best possible school for your son is an important step and we would encourage you to attend our Open Day, held during the Autumn Term. The date of our next Open Day will be advised shortly.

Alternatively, Mr Bolderow, the Headmaster, regularly invites prospective parents and their sons to visit Wetherby Senior School, to meet with him and other members of staff over tea and coffee and have a tour of the School with current pupils.

Our forthcoming Visitor Mornings are taking place on:

  • Thursday 17th January at 10.45
  • Wednesday 23rd January at 8.20

If you would like to attend one of these Visitor Mornings, please contact the Registrar: registrar@wetherbysenior.co.uk, providing your son’s name, date of birth and current school.

THE ENTRY PROCEDURE

Wetherby Senior School is an academically selective school. Our usual points of entry are at 11+, 13+ or 16+. Selection is based upon academic merit which is assessed through an entry examination, references from the candidate’s previous school and interview.  Our selection process is designed to identify pupils who are able to benefit from our balanced and well-rounded education and to make a positive contribution towards the life of the School.

The 11+ assessments (English and Maths papers) will be held in the January of the year of entry. For 11+ entry in September 2019 the assessment date will be Monday 7th January 2019. Applicants for 11+ admission, 2019 should register by Monday 3rd December 2018.

The 13+ assessments will be held in the autumn of Year 6 through the ISEB Common Pre-Test and then interview. Registration for 13+ admission, 2021 is now closed.

A registration form can be found at the bottom of this page.

We may also have occasional places at other ages.  Please contact the School for details.

The key dates for the entry process for the current year are published on our web site and all registered parents are informed by letter at the start of the Autumn Term.  We will usually offer places to candidates from our waiting list after the closing date for acceptances.

FLUENCY IN ENGLISH

In order to fully access the curriculum and to play a full part in the life of Wetherby Senior School, prospective pupils must have a good level of written and spoken English, or demonstrate the aptitude to acquire it quickly.  Normally pupils should have been educated in the English medium for at least 3 years before coming to the school; tuition in English as an Additional Language (EAL) can be arranged (at additional cost) to support boys that require it.

EQUAL TREATMENT

Wetherby Senior School is fully committed to our legal and moral obligation to treat all applicants equally, regardless of a candidate’s race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or social background.