Pupils 11+

The Admissions round for boys’ entry into Year 7 begins in September of their Year 6. There are three elements to the entry process:


Interviews take place on a school working day with a senior member of staff. Parents attend the interview with their son – and this is really intended as an opportunity for the school, the parents and the boy to find out whether Blue Coat would be a good fit. During this visit, boys and parents will be given a tour of the school on a working day with a Sixth Form student as a guide.

Entrance Assessments

Your son will sit an online assessment which tests verbal, numerical and non-verbal skills, as well as a written English paper which will include a piece of comprehension and creative writing. Thee are no practice papers available, nor do we recommend any other commercially available materials.

School Reference

Blue Coat will contact Prep and Primary school Heads for school references during the Autumn term of Year 6.

Entry for 2018

Entry for 2018 is open. Closing date for applications is Friday 29th December 2017.