How to Apply

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.

11+ Entry (Year 7)

Boys applying to Wetherby Senior School for 11+ entry in September 2022 will be required to take the ISEB Common Pre-Test.  This is a respected and widely used online test for children moving from primary or prep schools to selective secondary schools. The test assesses the English and Mathematics content covered in the National Curriculum up to the end of Year 5 as well as verbal and non-verbal reasoning.

For candidates who are unable to sit the test in their own school, we will host candidates at Wetherby Senior School on Monday 29th November. Interviews for selected candidates will we held on Saturday 15th January 2022.

The assessments for 11+ entry in September 2023 will be held in the autumn term of Year 6 through the ISEB Common Pre-Test and successful candidates will be invited to interview. Registration deadline is Friday 14th October 2022 at 12.00pm.

13+ Entry (Year 9)

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 2024 is now closed. Please contact the Registrar (registrar@wetherbysenior.co.uk) for information on our waiting list places.

Registration deadline for 13+ entry in September 2025 is Friday 14th October 2022 at 12.00pm.

16+ Entry (Year 12)

The 16+ assessment day will be held in the autumn term of Year 11. Boys will be interviewed and examined in the subjects they wish to study for A Level. Registration for 16+ admission in September 2022 is now closed.

Registration deadline for 16+ entry in September 2023 is Friday 14th October 2022 at 12.00pm.

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

All registered parents are informed by letter of the key dates for the entry process at the start of the autumn term. We will usually offer places to candidates from our waiting list after the closing date for acceptances.

Occasional Places

Places occasionally become available for other year groups. Please contact the School for more information.

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

KEY DATES FOR 11+ ADMISSION: SEPTEMBER, 2023

Friday 14th October 2022 (at 12.00pm) Deadline for receipt of applications (and all Learning Support documentation)
November 2022 ISEB Common Pre-Test taken at current school
Mid December 2022 Reference requested from current school
Saturday 14th January 2023 (TBC) Interviews for selected candidates
Monday 30th January 2023 Offer letters posted
Friday 3rd March 2023 (at 12.00pm) Deadline for all responses

KEY DATES FOR 13+ ADMISSION: SEPTEMBER, 2025

Friday 14th October 2022 (at 12.00pm) Deadline for receipt of applications (and all Learning Support documentation)
November 2022 ISEB Common Pre-Test taken at current school
Mid-December 2022 Parents and Schools advised of outcome of Common Pre-Test
Saturday 4th February 2023 Interviews for selected candidates. Parents and schools advised of the outcome within three weeks
31st May 2024 Deadline for acceptance of a place with deposit paid
June 2024 Occasional Place Assessment for candidates who did not progress past the Pre-Test initially and for new applicants who did not previously take the Pre-Test
September 2024 Deadline for acceptance of Occasional Place Assessment places

KEY DATES FOR 16+ ADMISSION: SEPTEMBER, 2023

Friday 14th October 2022 (at 12.00pm) Deadline for receipt of applications (and all Learning Support documentation)
November 2022 Entrance Exam and Interviews
Mid-December 2022 Offers sent to parents
Friday 13th January 2023 (at 12.00pm) Deadline for acceptance of a place with deposit paid

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