The selection process for entry, other than to the Sixth Form, is based on three sources of information: an entrance examination, interview, and a reference from the pupil's present school. For information about Sixth Form admissions click here
About 40% of our pupils come from other independent schools, 60% from state primary schools. The entrance examination is designed to suit both.
The dates of the entrance examinations are given on the Key Dates page.
The closing date for all applications (except those to the Sixth Form) is Monday 2nd December 2013. Late applications are permitted under special circumstances and incur an additional administration fee of £20.
The following papers are set:
10+ (over 10 and under 11 on 1st September of year of entry) :
11+ (over 11 and under 12 on 1st September of year of entry )and
13+ (over 13 but under 14 on 1st September of year of entry):
- English Comprehension and Essay - 1 hour
- Mathematics - 1 hour
- Verbal Reasoning test - 1 hour
These papers bear in mind the National Curriculum, and sample questions for English and Mathematics may be obtained from the Admissions Registrar.
For information about the Sixth Form entrance examination click here
Boys who are successful in the entrance examinations are invited to Trinity for entrance interviews, which are the final stage in the selection process. 10+, 11+ and 13+ interviews will take place in January 2014.
All applicants are interviewed for at least 15 to 30 minutes each. The interview will concentrate on their strengths at school and their interests, as well as any weaknesses which might have emerged in their examination papers. Candidates are asked to bring a small sample of their school work, or an object of interest, to act as the starting point for discussion. This could be written work, art or something made at school or home.
If a pupil has done especially well in the entrance examinations he will be assessed for an academic scholarship award using a longer interview, usually taking about one hour.
During a boy's interview, his parents are invited to meet with the Headmaster. This is not an interview but an opportunity for parents to ask any final questions.
For information about Sixth Form admissions interviews click here
OFFERS OF PLACES
Offers of 10+, 11+ and 13+ places are likely to be posted to parents on Friday 14th February 2014 , in accordance with an 11+ agreement between Trinity Group schools. Parents will be asked to reply within a few days. If parents need to hear before this date, perhaps because they have been made an offer by a non-Trinity Group school and are being pressed for a definitive reply, they should contact the Admissions Registrar.
Offers of 16+ places for September 2014 entry will be posted to parents in December 2013.