Entry Procedure

Entry to the school can be at any point from Reception to Year 6.

The general rule which determines age of entry is that a particular birthday should fall between 1st September and 31st August. This rule is used throughout the Junior and Senior Schools. The school reserves the right to assess a boy’s suitability for the type of education provided at that school.

It is our aim that boys who come to us for an Assessment/Entrance Exam enjoy their day and do not feel put under any pressure. In Key Stage 2 your son will be in contact with other boys in the school and will be assigned a buddy for the day; sharing lunchtimes and break times, we hope this will give your son a feel for QEGS and what it is like to be a QEGLET for the day!

Reception, Years 1 and 2 (Key Stage 1)

Entry to the school at ages 4, 5 and 6 is by a short assessment. Prospective pupils are invited to spend a morning in school to play and do some short assessments to see how they will fit in with the present year group. These are designed to be fun and to capture your son’s interest so that he is not even aware that he is being tested.

Years 3 to 6 (Key Stage 2)

Entry to Years 3 to 6 is by a mixture of assessments. These are to assess skills already possessed and future potential. Appropriate reading, comprehension and mathematics papers are completed along with online assessments which show potential against national norms. It must be emphasised that we are looking for a boy’s potential and not how much he has been taught so far. The assessments are carried out in the morning and the afternoon and are an opportunity to experience lessons with the other boys. 

Entry to Senior School

There is no automatic entry to Senior School. However for most boys it is usual for them to move to the Senior School as the next stage in their education. In a very few cases the staff may feel it is not appropriate for a boy to move there and parents will be advised accordingly.

Further details regarding the Entry Assessments/Tests will be provided upon request from the Director of Studies/Deputy Head (Centenary House).

Key Facts

  • Entry to the school is subject to entrance requirements being met
  • Completion of an application form is no guarentee that your son will be offerred a place
  • The Admissions Secretary will be able to provide more information regarding the Entrance Procedure