There are no formal assessments; however we will request a school report and educational information from your child’s previous school prior to entry.
We would encourage new pupils to visit prior to starting.
For Year 3, entrance is based on a satisfactory taster day at the Prep School. This can be arranged on an individual basis or as part of our main assessment day in January each year. Gresham’s Pre-Prep pupils are invited to several Prep School taster events during Year 2. For entry into Years 4 to 8, the entrance assessments are in Maths and English. Sample papers are not provided, but our tests are similar to widely available age-appropriate standardised assessments. The assessment day for pupils looking to join Years 3 to 5 will be in January 2023. For pupils applying to join Years 6 to 8 at the Prep School, the entrance assessments will take place in November 2022 and the scholarship assessments for Year 7 entry will be at a separate time in January. Applications for places after this date are considered on an individual basis according to availability.
Assessment / Taster dates:
- Entry assessments for pupils applying for Years 6 to 8 is Saturday 26th November 2022
- Entry assessments for pupils applying for Years 4 and 5 is Friday 20th January 2023
- Taster day for pupils applying for Year 3 is Friday 20th January 2023
- Year 7 Scholarship assessments will take place on Friday 20th & Saturday 21st January 2023
For Year 9, entrance assessments are in Maths and English. Please click on the links below to see Maths and English sample papers.
The Year 9 entrance assessments for entry in September 2023 will take place on Wednesday 18th January 2023.