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

The Entrance Assessments comprise: Verbal Reasoning, Maths and English. Samples of Maths and English papers can be downloaded here, and Verbal Reasoning practice papers are available to buy online or from most high street bookshops.

School Reference

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

Entry for 2017

Entry for 2017 is now closed. Results were sent out by first class post on Wednesday 1st February 2017.

Late applications may be considered after Thursday 9th March 2017. Please contact the Admissions Office.

Entry for 2018

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