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 - for those joining in 2018

  • Deadline for acceptance: Monday 5 March 2018
  • New pupils day at Dauntsey's - Sunday 24 June
  • Please contact the Registrar Jo Sagers for late place enquiries - j.sagers@dauntseys.org tel: +44 (0) 1380 814504

Key Dates - 11+ Entry in 2019

  • 11+ Registration deadline: Monday 22 October 2018
  • Assessment information sent to parents and schools: w/c Monday 5 November 2018
  • Deadline for return of forms to Admissions: 01 December 2018
  • 11+ Entrance Exam at Dauntsey's: Tuesday 22 January 2019
  • 11+ Entrance Interviews: Thursday and Friday 24/25 January 2019
  • Offers made and posted out on Monday 4 February 2019
  • Deadline for acceptance: Monday 4 March 2019
  • New pupils day at Dauntsey's - Sunday 23 June

Please refer to our Admissions Calendar for all 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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Helen Sullivan

Helen Sullivan

Deputy Registrar