Senior School Admissions

The usual entry point to Abbot’s Hill Senior School is Year 7 (11+). Pupils can join in other year groups, subject to availability of places. Please contact Miss Amberley Cooper for further details.


Entry to Year 7 (11+)

A visit to our Senior School is recommended in the first instance. We host regular Open events throughout the year, and individual tours can also be arranged.

Assessment for entry to Year 7 takes place in January prior to the September of joining the School, and comprises the Independent Schools Examinations Board (ISEB) Common Pre-Test and interview.

The online, adaptive ISEB assessments consist of multiple-choice tests in Mathematics, English, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning, assessing attainment and potential. Results are age-standardised. Whilst ISEB practice tests are not available, a familiarisation test [link] is available, and other adaptive test providers such as Atom Learning [insert any others] may be useful to consult.

Interviews are held with the Head/Senior members of staff [confirm] in a relaxed, informal style, with no preparation required. Pupils enjoy this opportunity, as it is a chance for them to ask any questions they might have about the School. Parents are all also warmly invited to meet individually with the Head and one of the Executive team. This meeting forms no part of the assessment process but enables parents to gain a greater insight into Abbot’s Hill.


Year 7 September 2022 timeline

Registration deadline Friday 19 November 2021
Reference requested from current school Autumn term 2021
ISEB Familiarisation Webinar (for parents) Thursday 25 November & Friday 26 November 2021
Application for Bursary submitted Wednesday 1 December 2021
Application for Specialist Scholarships submitted Wednesday 1 December 2021
Entrance Exam & Activity Monday 10 January 2022
Interviews (parent & child) Tuesday 12 – Thursday 20 January 2022
Art scholarship assessment Wednesday 19 January 2022
Drama scholarship audition Wednesday 19 January 2022
Music scholarship audition Thursday 20 January 2022
Sport scholarship assessment Thursday 20 January 2022
Academic scholarship (invitation only) Friday 21 January 2022
Offer made (by post) Mid February 2022
Join Us again Friday 25 February 2022
Acceptance deadline Monday 7 March 2022
Joining Pack End of April 2022
Induction day Tuesday 21 June 2022
Picnic Sunday 10 July 2022
Year 7 Welcome afternoon Monday 5 September 2022
Whole School return Tuesday 6 September 2022

To register for a place at Abbot’s Hill Senior School, please complete the registration form. Registration is confirmed with payment of a non-refundable fee of £[X].


Occasional place (Years 8-10) September 2022 timeline

Registration deadline Friday 19 November 2021
Reference requested from current school Autumn term 2021
Application for Bursary submitted Wednesday 1 December 2021
Entrance Exam & Activity January 2022
Interviews (parent & child) January 2022
Offer made (by post) Mid February 2022
Join Us again Friday 25 February 2022
Acceptance deadline Monday 7 March 2022
Joining Pack End April 2022
Induction afternoon Monday 5 September 2022
Whole School return Tuesday 6 September 2022