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Boarding Applications

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.

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