How to Apply

Applications are now open for 16+ entry in 2022, for 11+ entry in 2023, and for 13+ entry in 2025.  Our Wetherby Senior application form is at the end of this webpage.

Wetherby Senior is an academically selective school and 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 make a positive contribution towards the life of the School.

16+ Entry (Year 12)

Applications are now open for 16 + entry to our Sixth Form in September 2022. A registration form can be found at the bottom of this page.

Our 16+ assessment day is held in the autumn term of Year 11. Boys are interviewed and examined in the subjects they wish to study for A Level. All registered parents are informed, by letter, of the key dates for our entry process at the start of our autumn term. We usually offer places to candidates from our waiting list after the closing date for acceptances.

11+ Entry (Year 7)

Applications are now open for 11+ entry to Wetherby Senior in September 2023. Our registration deadline is Friday 14th October 2022 at 12.00pm.

Boys applying to Wetherby Senior for 11+ entry are required to take the ISEB Common Pre-Test during the autumn term of Year 6.  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 were unable to sit the test in their own school, we can host candidates at Wetherby Senior. Interviews for selected candidates will be held in January 2023.

13+ Entry (Year 9)

Applications are now open for 13+ entry to Wetherby Senior in September 2025. Our registration deadline is Friday 14th October 2022 at 12.00pm.

Our 13+ assessments are held in the autumn of Year 6 through the ISEB Common Pre-Test and then interview. Please contact our Registrar (registrar@wetherbysenior.co.uk) for information on our waiting list places.

Occasional places

Places occasionally become available for other year groups. Please contact our Registrar for more information.

Fluency in English

In order to fully access our curriculum and play a full part in the life of Wetherby Senior, 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 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.

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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Applications are now open to join our Year 12 in 2022.
Our dynamic Sixth Form combines academic excellence with advice on applying to universities in the UK and overseas, a rich careers programme and range of co-curricular activities, and strong pastoral support.
Apply online now for 16+ entry in 2022.