Entry at 11

For candidates wishing to enter into the First Form/Year 7, examinations and interviews take place at Dauntsey's in mid January of the year of entry. At First Form, both day and boarding places are available.

Candidates sit papers in English (comprehension and composition) and Maths and take a verbal reasoning (multiple choice) test.

All prospective pupils are interviewed in the same week as the examination. Those travelling long distances are welcome to request an interview on the same day as the examination. All others are invited to come for interview later in the same week as the examination - Thursday or Friday.

Those living overseas take the examination by arrangement either at their current school or at a British Council office and will be interviewed by Skype. Candidates who do not have English as their first language should refer to the International Candidates page.

First Form Entrance at Dauntsey's School

Key Dates - 11+ Entry in 2021

  • Virtual Open Event: 10 October at 10:00
  • Registration Deadline: 19 October 2020. For applications after this date please contact Helen Sullivan, Deputy Registrar directly
  • Information on entrance assessment and scholarships sent to registered candidates: Mid-November 2020
  • Reports and reference requests sent to current schools: Late November - Early December 2020
  • Scholarship forms, interview and contact details, photos & requests for extra-time in entrance exam to be returned to Admissions: 4 December 2020
  • Interview timings sent by: 8 January 2021
  • Sports Award Assessments: TBC
  • Entrance examination: Friday 22 January and/or Saturday 23 January 2021
  • Interviews and auditions: w/c 18 and 24 January 2021
  • Offers made: w/c 08 February 2021

Please refer to our Admissions Calendar for Admissions dates.

The school is noted for its unpretentious and friendly atmosphere, and the mix of pupils from state primary and independent prep schools contributes to this. Our pupils come from many different schools and when they arrive at Dauntsey’s everyone is ready to make new friends.”

registrar, jo sagers

Scholarships and Awards

Bursary progamme at Dauntsey's

All candidates are considered for an academic scholarship on the basis of the entrance examination and interview.

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Any questions? Call Helen Sullivan

Helen Sullivan

Helen Sullivan

Deputy Registrar