How to Apply – 11+ Entry

Pupils applying to join Year 7 at Wetherby Senior are required to take our entrance exam during the autumn term of Year 6, with interviews taking place in the spring term of Year 6.

11+ entry in September 2024

Applications for entry to Year 7 at Wetherby Senior in September 2024 closed at 12 noon on Friday 13th October. If you are looking to submit a late application, please contact our Registrar.

Boys applying for 11+ entry are required to take Wetherby Senior’s bespoke entrance test during the autumn term of Year 6.  This assesses English and Mathematics, covered in the National Curriculum up to the end of Year 5, plus verbal and non-verbal reasoning. A familiarisation test is available here.

Most applicants will be able to sit the assessment in their current school between 6th and 30th November 2023. Please check with your son’s school whether they will host our assessment, as applicants will be asked to confirm where they will be sitting assessment.

For applicants unable to sit the assessment at their current school, Wetherby Senior will run several hosted assessments during November, with our main assessment on Saturday 25th November 2023. We will offer morning and afternoon assessments on this Saturday, and applicants will be asked to select their assessment session closer to the time.

For applicants unable to attend that Saturday, Wetherby Senior will host further sessions across week commencing 20th November. All applicants will need to have sat their test by 30th November.

Our interviews for selected candidates will be held in  January 2024, in Marylebone.

Please note:  our School’s 11+ and 13+ application processes run concurrently when boys are in Year 6. Parents must choose either our 11+ entry route or 13+ entry route at time of application. We cannot change your son’s entry route after assessment. Please use our registration form, below.

Hear more from our Head of Admissions about the process of choosing and applying for a secondary school like Wetherby Senior.

Registration Form

Please note: if you have previously booked to attend a Wetherby Senior open event, have completed our School’s enquiry form or have applied for another child in the past two years, then select our sign-in here option, below, and complete our registration form via our parent dashboard.


Friday 13th October 2023 (at 12pm) Deadline for receipt of applications (and all learning support documentation)
November 2023 Wetherby Senior assessment to take place and reference requested from current school
Mid-December 2023 Interview invites issued to successful candidates
Saturday 13th January 2024 Interviews for selected candidates
Wednesday 31st January 2024 Offer letters posted
Friday 1st March 2024 (at 12pm) Deadline for all responses

We usually offer places to candidates from our waiting list after the closing date for acceptances.

Fluency in English

To fully access our curriculum and play a full part in the life of Wetherby Senior, our prospective pupils must have a good level of written and spoken English, or must demonstrate the aptitude to acquire it quickly. Normally pupils should have been educated in the English medium for at least three years before coming to our 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 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.

See for yourself – book our Open Day

Choosing a secondary school is a big decision so, if you would like to visit us in Marylebone, then please book on our Open Day or Visitor Morning by clicking here.

Hear from our pupils and staff

At our Open Day, you’ll meet our current pupils and staff, so can ask them what life is like at Wetherby Senior! In the meantime, we have two Year 7 pupils reflecting on their first year at our School – Samar and Nestor – and our Assistant Head: Head of Lower School talking about academic studies, wellbeing, and co-curricular opportunities within Years 7 and 8.

Find out more

For further information about life at Wetherby Senior, our news webpage is available here and, along with our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram), contains details of our School’s latest news and events.

Our website contains further information about our admissions procedures and our Registrar is happy to answer questions by email: or telephone:  020 7535 3533. You can also complete our enquiry form, if you have further queries about applying to, or studying at, Wetherby Senior.

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100 Marylebone Lane,
London W1U 2QU
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Hannah House, 13-16 Manchester Street,
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