Joining Harrodian

Harrodian is a co-educational independent school that offers a balanced and stimulating education to children of all ages on a single site. Girls and boys attend the Pre-Prep aged 4 to 7, the Prep School aged 8 to 12 , the Senior School aged 13 to 15 and the Sixth Form aged 16 to 18.

The principal points of admission are at 4+ (Reception), 8+ (Year 4), 11+ (Year 7), 13+ (Year 9) and 16+ (Sixth Form), with pupils occasionally being admitted in other year groups.

Reception

There are 40 places available at this entry point and registrations are accepted from birth. Priority is given to siblings where possible but is not guaranteed. Siblings should be registered at least two academic years ahead of entry. 

Visit the school
  • Regular tours each week between September and May
  • For more information about our tours please click here.
Register your child
  • To register please complete the registration form (link below).
  • Registrations are accepted from birth. 
Invitation to assessment
  • Invitations are sent out during the summer term, a year before entry into Reception.
Informal group assessment 
  • We carry out non-selective assessments to ascertain general readiness for school.
  • These take place in September/October the year before entry into Reception. 
Offers made
  • Formal offer letters are sent out in registration order in mid-October, the year before entry. 
Deadline for acceptance 
  • Offers must be formally accepted or declined by the end of October before the year of entry. 
Welcome Tea Party
  • This takes place in June, a few months before joining Reception.
  • Children and parents are invited into school to meet teachers and peers.

8+ 2019 Entry

There are generally 15 – 20 places available in Year 4. Admission at 8+ is via our 8+ assessments in literacy and numeracy. Candidates are also assessed for their sociability and communication skills within an informal classroom setting. 

Visit the school
  • Regular tours each week between September and May.
  • To find out more about our tours, please click here.
Friday 9 November 2018
Registration Deadline
  • To register please complete the registration form (see link below).
Mid November 2018
Invitation to assessment
  • Letters are posted and Assessment Entry Forms must be completed and returned before the deadline date specified on the form. 
early December 2018
Reference request
  • A request for references is sent to current schools.
Saturday 5 January 2019
Assessment date

Written papers in:

  • English
  • Mathematics 

Assessments:

  • Guided reading
  • Group problem solving
Friday 18 January 2019
Offers made
  • Formal offer letters are mailed to parents
Thursday 31 January 2019
Deadline for acceptance
  • Offers must be formally accepted or declined.

 

early May 2019
Induction afternoon
  • Children are invited into school to meet teachers and peers

11+ 2019 Entry

There are generally 30-35 places available in Year 7. Admission at 11+ (Year 7) is via our 11+ written assessments. 

Visit the school
  • Regular tours each week between September and May
  • For more information about our tours, please click here. 
Friday 9 November 2018
Registration Deadline
  • To register please complete the registration form (link below). 
mid November 2018
Invitation to assessment
  • Letters are posted to parents and an Exam Entry Form and Special Exam Arrangements Form (if applicable) must be completed before the deadline date specified on the form.  
early December 2018
Reference request
  • A request for references is sent to current schools.
early December 2018
Confirmation of allocated examination date
  • Emails confirming examination date are sent to parents.
Saturday 5 January or Saturday 12 January 2019
11+ Examination Dates

Written papers in:

  • English
  • Mathematics

Online:

  • Verbal and non-verbal reasoning  
mid-January 2019
Invitation to interview
  • Successful candidates are invited back for interview.
Saturday 26 January, Tuesday 29 January and the afternoon of Wednesday 30 January 2019
Interview dates
Friday 8 February 2019
Offers made
  • Formal offer letters are mailed to parents.
Monday 4 March 2019
Deadline for acceptance
  • Offers must be formally accepted or declined.
early July 2019
Induction Day
  • Children are invited to school to meet teachers and peers. 

13+ 2020 Entry via Common Entrance

There are generally 12-15 places available in Year 9. Admission at 13+ (Year 9) for Common Entrance candidates is via our 13+ pre-assessment.  

Visit the school
  • Regular tours each week between September and May
  • For more information about our tours, please click here. 
Friday 5 October 2018
Registration Deadline
  • To register please complete the registration form (link below).
early October 2018
Invitation to pre-assessment
  • Letters are posted to parents and an Exam Entry Form and Special Exam Arrangements Form (if applicable) must be completed before the deadline date specified on the form.  
mid October 2018
Reference request
  • A request for references is sent to current schools
Saturday 3 November 2018
13+ Pre-assessment date

Written papers in:

  • English
  • Mathematics

Online:

  • Verbal and non-verbal reasoning
early November 2018
Invitation to interview
  • Successful candidates are invited back for interview.
Friday 16 November 2018
Interview date
Friday 23 November 2018
Offers made
  • Offers are conditional on satisfactory performance at ISEB Common Entrance in June 2020 for entry in September 2020. 
early December 2018
Deadline for acceptance
  • Offers must be formally accepted or declined.
early July 2020
Induction Morning
  • Children are invited to school to meet teachers and peers. 

13+ 2019 Non-Common Entrance (Occasional Place) Entry 

While most of our Year 9 places are taken up by Common Entrance candidates, we always have some occasional places available for those candidates not in the Common Entrance system. 

Visit the school
  • Regular tours each week between September and May
  • For more information about our tours, please click here. 
Friday 18 January 2019
Registration Deadline
  • To register please complete the registration form (link below). 

 

January 2019
Invitation to occasional place assessment
  • Letters are posted to parents and an Exam Entry Form and Special Exam Arrangements Form (if applicable) must be completed before the deadline date specified on the form.  
early February 2019
Reference request
  • A request for references is sent to current schools.
Friday 15 February 2019
13+ Occasional Place examination date

Written papers in:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • French / Spanish
  • Online: verbal and non-verbal reasoning
end of February 2019
Invitation to interview
  • Successful candidates are invited back for interview.
Thursday 14 March 2019
Interview date
mid-March 2019
Offers made
  • Formal offer letters are mailed to parents.
end of March 2019
Deadline for acceptance
  • Offers must be formally accepted or declined.
early July 2019
Induction Morning

Children invited to school to meet teachers and peers. 

Sixth Form 2019 Entry

Candidates will require a minimum of 6 or more B grades (Level 6) at GCSE and at least grade C (Level 5) in English Language and Mathematics.  Most candidates will have A or A* grades (Level 7) at GCSE in the subjects they wish to study at A Level. Candidates will also be required to achieve good grades in related subjects, reflecting the knowledge and skill required for success on the new A Level courses. 

Visit the school
  • Tours are available by appointment
  • For more information about our tours, please click here. 
Tuesday 2 October 2018
Open Evening
  • Please email admissions@harrodian.com to reserve a place. Include your child's name, date of birth and current school.
Wednesday 10 October 2018
Registration Deadline
  • To register please complete the registration form (link below). 
Invitation to Sixth Form assessment
  • Letters are posted and an Exam Entry Form and Special Exam Arrangements Form (if applicable) must be completed prior to the deadline date specified on the form.  
Saturday 3 November 2018
Assessment date

Written papers in: 

  • English
  • Mathematics
EARLY NOVEMBER 2018
Invitation to interview
  • Successful candidates are invited back for interview with a member of the Senior Leadership Team. They will also be interviewed by relevant subject teachers.
Wednesday 14 November and Wednesday 21 November 2018
Interview dates
EARLY DECEMBER 2018
Offers made
  • Conditional upon reaching our minimum requirements at GCSE (or equivalent for overseas candidates). 
EARLY JANUARY 2019
Deadline for acceptance
  • Offers must be formally accepted or declined.

Other Entry Points

Some occasional places may also become available in other year groups. We hold informal assessments for children wishing to join Harrodian in year 1, 2 or 3 and examinations/interviews for those entering year 5, 6 or 10. For occasional place registration information and assessment dates please refer to the Annual Information Booklet. We also consider applications from overseas candidates from Reception to Lower Sixth. For further details on any of the above please contact the Admissions Office on admissions@harrodian.com .

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