Senior School Admissions


    Following a visit, if you would like your child to be considered for a place at Hurst Senior School please complete the registration form as soon as possible and return this to Admissions together with payment of the £100 registration fee (this can also be paid online from the Fees and online payments page). This will initially reserve a place for your child in the year group, but it is not a guarantee of a place.

    We advise registering your child at least 3 years prior to when you would like them to join.

    Fees and online payments


    Pre-entry tests

    Registered pupils looking to join Hurst at 13+ (Year 9) will be asked to sit the online ISEB Common Pre-Tests in Year 6. These tests are age standardised computer tests which measure ability and attainment and include verbal and non-verbal reasoning, maths and english and are designed so that pupils cannot prepare for them. For more information on these tests please visit the ISEB website (see link on the right).

    Pupils usually sit these tests at their Prep School and they will liaise with you about the timing. For pupils who attend non Common Entrance schools we will arrange for the tests to be completed at Hurst.

    If a pupil sits the online pre-tests for another Senior School, but wishes to be considered for Hurst Senior School, we are able to apply to access these results as long as they have been completed during the same academic year.


    On completion of the pre-entry tests, Hurst will discuss the results with the pupil’s current school and look at their academic progress as well as their involvement in extra-curricular activities. Based on this information, a conditional offer of a place is made subject to the pupil sitting Common Entrance for Hurst and passing with 55% plus in maths, english and science and 50% plus in all other subjects. If a pupil attends a non Common Entrance school a conditional offer is made subject to passing Hurst’s own entry tests. All offers are subject to receiving a satisfactory reference from the pupil’s current school.

    Pupils who attend a non Common Entrance school will be invited to Hurst to sit the paper based entry tests during the Summer term of Year 7.

    If a family has not had a personal visit at this stage, we will invite you to arrange a visit and a meeting with the Headmaster prior to confirming an offer of a place.

    Pupils who have been offered a place and currently receive learning support will be invited to spend time with Hurst’s Learning Support department so that plans can be made to have support in place before a pupil joins Hurst.

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