Welcome to King Edward’s. We hope to make your decision to join us for senior school as simple as possible. Prospective pupils and their families are always welcome to visit the School either by attending an Open Morning or by arranging an individual visit. This will normally involve a meeting with our Head, Mrs Joanna Wright, or with the Director of Admissions and taking a tour of the School with a pupil. Either option may be arranged by Jacky or Melissa in the Admissions Office who can be reached via email@example.com or on +44 (0)1428 686735.
Pupils normally join the School at Year 7 (11+), Year 9 (13+) or Sixth Form (16+).
A pupil must be registered to be eligible to take the School entrance examination. Families interested in admission are requested to register by returning a King Edward’s Witley application form together with a non-returnable registration fee of £150 to the Admissions Office. Cheques should be made payable to King Edward’s School Witley. Alternatively, please call our Fees Officer, Lorraine McFadden, on +44(0)1428 686794 to pay by credit card.
You may register your child at any time following your initial enquiry. However, we recommend the ideal time to be one year prior to entry. We ask that you register your child by 1st November prior to the year of entry.
All registered pupils are automatically invited to sit the ISEB Common Pre-Test which may take place at your child’s current school (date chosen by the school) or at King Edward’s in the December prior to the year of entry. For 11+ entry in 2024 we will hold the test at King Edward’s in December 2023.
The test includes Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, English and Mathematics.
Prior to testing, your child’s current school is contacted to request a report on their progress and potential. Places are offered on the basis of the test results, the school report and the informal interview.
For the Pre-Testing option, you may register your child at any time following your initial enquiry. However, we recommend at least three years prior to entry as we pre-test candidates two and a half years prior to entry (in Year 6).
For the Pre-Testing option, the ISEB Pre-Test is usually taken at your child’s current school between November and January in Year 6. Prior to testing, your child’s current school is contacted to request a report on their progress and potential. Pre-Tested places are offered on the basis of the test results, an informal interview and the School report. Children are still required to sit Common Entrance. For 13+ entry in 2026 the deadline is 1st November 2023.
For the Standard Entry option, pupils will sit the King Edward’s entrance test in the December prior to the year of entry. This can be sat at the pupil’s school or at King Edward’s if this is not possible, the test will be in Mathematics, English and Verbal Reasoning.
Acceptance into the Sixth Form is conditional upon applicant’s meeting the entrance requirements of the School. For those taking GCSE or IGCSE, the expectation is for a minimum of six 9-4 grades (equivalent to A* – C in old grading system) including Mathematics and English, preferably with at least a grade 7 in the subjects to be studied at A-level or Higher Level in the IB. Under normal circumstances a place will be offered following an interview and the receipt of a satisfactory report from the Head of the applicant’s present school.