Entry at 11+

To be considered for 11+ entrance to Wycombe Abbey, your daughter must be registered by 1st July in the calendar year prior to entry (before your daughter finishes Year 5). 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 (when your daughter is in Year 6).

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. Your daughter will also sit a one hour online test of reading comprehension, verbal, non-verbal and mathematical reasoning and mental mathematics. Specimen papers are not available for these tests and no preparation is necessary. A report from your daughter's current school will also be requested at this stage.

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 take the ISEB Common Entrance Examinations in English, Mathematics and Science. Your daughter will sit Common Entrance in the January of the proposed year of entry (when your daughter in is Year 6).

The Common Entrance 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). Common Entrance papers cannot be sat at Wycombe Abbey.

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

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 the March of the proposed year of entry.