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.

The 11+ assessments (English and Maths papers) will be held in the January of the year of entry. For 11+ entry in September 2021 the assessment date will be Monday 4th January 2021. The deadline for registration is Monday 1st December 2020.

The 13+ assessments will be held in the autumn of Year 6 through the ISEB Common Pre-Test and then interview. Registration deadline for 13+ admission 2023 is Friday 16th October 2020. We are closed for 2020 and 2021 13+ entry. Please contact the Registrar (registrar@wetherbysenior.co.uk) for information on our waiting list places.

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 deadline for 16+ admission 2021 is Friday 16th October 2020.

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.
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.

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.

KEY DATES FOR 11+ ADMISSION: SEPTEMBER, 2021

Monday, 1st December 2020 Deadline for receipt of applications (and all Learning Support documentation)
Mid December Request for a reference sent to current school
Mid December Exam information sent to parents
Monday, 4th January, 2021 (afternoon) Entrance Exam
Saturday, 16th January 2021 Interviews for selected candidates
Wednesday, 10th February, 2021 Offer letters posted
Friday, 5th March, 2021 Deadline for all responses

KEY DATES FOR 13+ ADMISSION: SEPTEMBER, 2023

Friday, 16th October, 2020 Deadline for receipt of applications (and all Learning Support documentation)
November 2020 ISEB Common Pre-Test taken at current school
Mid-December 2020 Parents and Schools advised of outcome of Common Pre-Test
March 2021 Interviews for selected candidates. Parents and schools advised of the outcome within three weeks
June 2022 Deadline for acceptance of a place with deposit paid
September 2022 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
October 2022 Deadline for acceptance of Occasional Place Assessment places

KEY DATES FOR 16+ ADMISSION: SEPTEMBER, 2021

Friday, 16th October 2020 Deadline for receipt of applications (and all Learning Support documentation)
November 2020 Entrance Exam and Interviews
Mid-December 2020 Offers sent to parents
Friday, 15th January 2021 Deadline for acceptance of a place with deposit paid

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Temporary School Closure

As of Monday 23rd March Wetherby Senior School will be closed in response to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. 

For any queries regarding admissions, please email our Registrar (registrar@wetherbysenior.co.uk).

We wish all our students, parents and staff well and look forward to our Wetherby community being reunited soon.