Applications for day places are accepted in the August to November of the year prior to admittance, e.g. August to November 2018 for 2019 entry.
Applications for boarding places are accepted either in the year prior to entry (as above) or, in the case of 13+ entry, a Pre-Test can be sat two years prior to entry. Please see below.
Day Applications – 10+, 11+, 12+, 13+, 14+
Whitgift welcomes applications from parents of boys aged 10+, 11+, 12+, 13+ and 14+ who attend both independent and maintained schools. Although 10+, 11+ and 13+ are our main intake year groups, there are a limited number of places available to boys entering at ages 12+ and 14+.
There are opportunities to visit Whitgift during the Autumn Term by way of an Open Morning, Open Evening and a number of Open Afternoons. The Open Afternoons are by appointment only. Please click here for further information.
Applications should be submitted from mid-August to the end of November in the year prior to entering the School. These should be accompanied by any scholarship and bursary applications, if applicable. Once an application has been received, a reference will be requested from the student’s current school.
The Entrance Examination takes place in early January and parents are notified of exact timings in late December. Boys are invited in for the whole day, with lunch provided, and sit their examination in small groups. The Examination consists of tests in Mathematics, English and Verbal Reasoning for 10+, 11+ and 12+, while 13+ and 14+ applicants sit tests in Mathematics, English and Science. Section Française applicants will also sit a test in French. Those boys whose first language is not English may also be required to sit an examination in English as an Additional Language (EAL).
All boys who have performed sufficiently well in the Entrance Examination and who are being considered for an offer will be invited to Whitgift for an interview. In addition, those applicants who have been selected for scholarship consideration whether in Art/Design Technology and Engineering/Drama/Music/Sport, will be asked to attend an assessment/audition. Both interviews and scholarship assessments will take place towards the end of January. All boys who sit the Entrance Examination are automatically considered for an Academic Scholarship.
For 2019 entry, the application process begins on 13 August 2018, and the deadline date for submission of forms will be 23 November 2018. Please click here for key dates.
Day Applications – Sixth Form
In the Sixth Form, education is individually tailored to each student's needs. Whitgift offers students the opportunity to study either A Levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma and, currently, for those candidates who are looking to pursue a top tier sporting career, the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business or Sport and Exercise Science is also available. BTEC students will also study one A Level.
The usual entry requirements for A Level or IB candidates are seven GCSEs grade 9-7 with a minimum grade 7 achieved in the subjects they wish to pursue in the Sixth Form (with the exception of Mathematics which requires a grade 8).
For those candidates wishing to study BTEC, entrance test details are available upon request. Please email Admissions on email@example.com
Applicants are invited to visit the school on Open Morning, Open Evening or a Sixth Form Open Afternoon. Open Afternoons are by appointment only. Please click here for further information.
Applications should be submitted from mid-August to mid-October in the year prior to entering the School. These should be accompanied by any scholarship and bursary applications, if applicable. Once an application has been received, a reference will be requested from the student’s current school.
Sixth Form day applicants who are invited to sit the Entrance Examination, which takes place in November, will usually be required to sit tests in two of the subjects chosen for study at A Level or Higher Level International Baccalaureate. Those boys whose first language is not English may also be required to sit an examination in English as an Additional Language (EAL). Candidates who perform well in the Entrance Examination will be interviewed by a member of the Sixth Form Team and offer letters will be sent out in December.
For 2019 entry, the application process begins on 13 August 2018, and the deadline date for submission of forms will be 19 October 2018. Please click here for key dates.
Full and weekly boarding commences at Whitgift from Year 9 (13+). Applications are invited for 13+ and Sixth Form entry only.
Parents and applicants are warmly invited to visit the School and Boarding House on an Open Morning or Open Evening without an appointment, but Open Afternoons and alternative visit dates should be booked via the Admissions Office. Please click here for details regarding visits to Whitgift.
Candidates are expected to sit the Entrance Examinations at Whitgift but, in exceptional circumstances, the tests may be sat abroad.
Boarders are not eligible to apply for a Governor’s Bursary but they can apply for Scholarships and may be considered for a Boarding Award at the Headmaster’s discretion.
The application process for a boarding place is identical to the application process for a day place (see above) with the following exceptions:
13+ Boarding Applications
There are two options open to 13+ boarding applicants:
- Applicants can apply from mid-August to November of the year prior to entry, as per day applications.
- Applicants who wish to apply early can submit a hard copy of the Pre-Test Application Form when they are in Year 6 or Year 7 and sit a Pre-Test (tests in English, Mathematics and Verbal Reasoning) in the May of that year. Those boys whose first language is not English may also be required to sit an examination in English as an Additional Language (EAL). As a result, they may be offered a full fees boarding place with the option of sitting a further Entrance Examination if they wish to pursue a place with a Boarding Award. Please contact the Admissions Office on 0208 633 9935 for further details. Click here to download an application form.
16+ (Sixth Form) Boarding Applications
For Sixth Form entry as a boarder, applications are invited a year prior to entry.
Applicants can apply from mid-August to mid-October of the year prior to entry, as per day applications, and the Entrance Examination is held in November. Offer letters will be sent out in December.
Please note that the deadline date for Sixth Form boarding applications for 2019 entry is 19 October 2018.