11+ (Year 7) Entry

11+ Entry into year 7

The application process for 11+ entry in September 2020 (and beyond) is in Year 6. Parents are invited to visit the College and register in Year 5 or early in Year 6.

Registered candidates are then invited to our Aspire to Ardingly Day in the Lent term of Year 6 (January 2020).

The following dates are guidelines and will be confirmed to parents once they have registered.
Year GroupEvent / ProcessDetail
Years 5 & 6Preliminary visit (Open Morning) and registrationWe encourage your first visit to be at our bespoke Year 7 Open Morning with your child.
Please register for attendance at the Year 7 Open Morning on our website.
At the Year 7 Open morning, you will all be able to get a good feel for the school, and meet our Headmaster, staff and students. You will also experience a student tour of both the Prep and the Senior school and an opportunity to visit pastoral Houses.
Following this, the next stage is to register formally for a place by completing our registration form and a payment of £150 is requested.
The closing date for Entry and scholarship applications is Friday, 29th November 2019.
December of year 6References requested from the Head of current schoolAdmissions will request a recent school report and your Head’s reference for all registered candidates.
January of Year 6Aspire to Ardingly DayStudents applying for 11+ entry (Scholarships and Entry) in September 2020 will be invited to attend our Aspire to Ardingly Day on Saturday, 18th January 2020 from 9am to 4pm.
Candidates will sit our 11+ entrance assessments in the morning (English, Maths, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning), followed by teambuilding and orientation activities in the afternoon.
This event forms the key part of the assessment process.

Academic Scholarships call back Day Wednesday, 22nd January 2020.

January of Year 6Offers and AcceptancesOffer Letters will be sent on Monday, 27th January 2020 and Acceptances and deposits requested.

Acceptance deadline is Friday, 7th February 2020.


11+ Entry into Year 7 Assessment Dates for 2020 Entry

 DateClosing Date
Entrance Assessment Saturday 18 January 2020Friday 29 November 2019
Music ScholarshipTuesday 14 January 2020
Academic ScholarshipSaturday 18 January 2020
Art ScholarshipMonday 20 January 2020
Drama ScholarshipMonday 20 January 2020
Sport ScholarshipTuesday 21 January 2020