Entry at 13+

To be considered for 13+ entrance to Wycombe Abbey, your daughter must be registered by 1st July in the calendar year prior to entry (before your daughter finishes Year 7). To request a Registration Form, please contact the Admissions team by emailing registrar@wycombeabbey.com.

The assessment has two stages.

Stage 1: Assessment Day

The first stage is an Assessment Day, which provides your daughter with a taste of life at Wycombe Abbey, whilst enabling us to assess her academic ability and suitability for life at the School.

The Assessment Day takes place in the October prior to the proposed year of entry at Wycombe Abbey. During the day we will access your daughter's academic ability via a one hour online test of reading comprehension, verbal, non-verbal and mathematical reasoning and mental mathematics. Your daughter will also have an individual interview with a senior member of staff and will take part in small group activities with different departments. A report from your daughter's current school will also be requested at this stage.

The Assessment Day takes place in the October prior to the proposed year of entry at Wycombe Abbey (when your daughter is in Year 8).

Following the Assessment Day, conditional offers will be made, subject to the Common Entrance Examinations.

Stage 2: Entrance Examinations

Girls who have been made conditional offers will then be invited to sit either a) Common Entrance papers or b) Scholarship Examination papers.

Your daughter will sit the Entrance Examinations, whether Common Entrance or Scholarship Examinations, in the January prior to entry (when your daughter is in Year 8).

Firm offers are made on the basis of performance in the Entrance Examinations. All places must be accepted and a deposit paid by the first Monday in March.

ISEB Common Entrance

If your daughter opts to take Common Entrance, she will sit papers in English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Religious Studies and a Foreign Language (French, German, Spanish or Mandarin Chinese). There are also optional papers in Latin and Greek.

Your daughter will not sit the Common Entrance papers at Wycombe Abbey; instead, these papers are administered by the Independent Schools Examination Board (ISEB). If your daughter attends a school registered with the ISEB, she will be entered for the examinations by her current school. Alternatively, if your daughter's school is not registered with the ISEB she must be entered directly with the ISEB and sit the papers at a local test centre (such as the British Council offices).

Past papers and syllabuses are available from the ISEB website www.iseb.co.uk.

Wycombe Abbey Scholarship Examinations

As an alternative to Common Entrance, your daughter may sit our Wycombe Abbey Scholarship examinations. If your daughter choses this option, she will sit papers in English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Religious Studies and a Modern Foreign Language (French, German, Spanish or Mandarin Chinese). There are also optional papers in Latin and Greek.

The Scholarship examinations are sat at Wycombe Abbey in January.

Specimen papers are available on request from the Admissions team. Please email registrar@wycombeabbey.com.