International Candidates 13+
Those whose first language is not English and who live overseas take our entrance examinations (English, Maths and Science) either at their agent's offices, their own school, or at British Council offices. Interviews are by arrangement, either in person during a visit following entrance exams, or via Skype.
In order to cope with the academic and social demands of being at Dauntsey's, candidates must have good spoken and written English. Ability in written and spoken English is tested as part of the entrance selection process.
Most international candidates apply to Dauntsey's through an educational agent who will be able to advise on suitability for Dauntsey's. Please contact the Admissions Office if you would like information about our approved educational agents.
Guidelines for admissions and ability levels in English - Third Form, 13+ (Year 9) and 14+ (Year 10)
At 13+ (Year 9) pupils take our own English as an Additional Language (EAL) exam and a Maths exam; at 14+ (Year 10) pupils sit an EAL exam, Maths exam and a Science exam. All exams take place in the November prior to the year of entry. Spoken English is assessed during an interview with a senior member of staff.
Offers of places are made in early December and parents are asked to pay a deposit to secure the place. If places remain after this process, we will test and interview applicants by arrangement.
On entry to Dauntsey's, pupils receive the appropriate level of individual support from experienced EAL teaching staff. Sixth Form pupils are prepared for the IELTS examination, where level 7 is required for entrance to top UK universities.