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admissions

We are delighted that you are considering joining the Wetherby family. As a central London school we have boys who come from prep schools across the city; with both Bond Street and Baker Street Tube stations within easy walking distance of our front door. 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 Tessa Stewart: registrar@wetherbysenior.co.uk, tel. 02075353530.

OPEN DAYS

Choosing the best possible school for your son is an important step and we would encourage you to attend one of our two Open Days, held during the Autumn and Summer Terms. The next Open Day will be on Saturday 12th May 2018.

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 and 13+ assessments will be held in the autumn of Year 6 through the ISEB Common Pre-Test and then interview.

Applicants for admission should register by the end of December for 11+ and by the end of Autumn Term in Year 6 for 13+. 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 ASSESSMENT PROCESS

The aim of the process is to identify potential.  We are looking for well-rounded pupils with a genuine interest in education in the broadest sense of the word, with interests that stretch beyond the confines of the academic curriculum. In its short history, Wetherby Senior School has already built strong traditions of success in academic excellence, sport, music, drama and art.  There are many extra-curricular activities, all of which are important in developing a well-balanced, confident individual.

All candidates for entry sit papers in English and Maths, which are designed for their age group. Selected boys are then invited back for an interview.  If offered a place subsequent to that, a deadline for acceptance is given.

The dates for the assessment 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.

Registration Form – Wetherby Senior School