Exam Arrangements

11+ Junior Foundation Scholarship (for entry in September 2022)

Closing date for applications Monday, 7th October 2019
Initial assessments Thursday, 14th November 2019
Final assessments Tuesday, 11th February 2020

13+ Entrance

Year 7 Examinations for those holding Provisional Offers
Examination dates for entry in September 2021 5th May 2020

Year 7 Examination: Further information

Boys who receive a Provisional Offer, having completed the ISEB pre-test and attended an assessment afternoon at Tonbridge during Year 6, will be invited to sit a final entrance exam in May of Year 7. This will be a competitive exam after which we anticipate that in the region of 50% of candidates will receive an unconditional offer of a place at Tonbridge. It should be noted that boys who receive an Unconditional Offer following the Year 6 assessment will not be asked to sit this exam, as their place will already have been secured.

Boys sitting the Year 7 final entrance exam will spend a day at Tonbridge early in the Summer Term. During this time they will complete a 60 minute mathematics paper and a 70 minute writing paper, as well as carrying out a short interview. The results of these different elements of the assessment will be considered alongside an updated report from each boy’s current school, leading to the issue of unconditional offers as considered appropriate.

Sample papers can be accessed below, along with a summary of the syllabus for the mathematics paper.

Key dates for 2021 entry are:

Tuesday 30th April 2019 Reply Sheet to be returned by this date to accept a provisional offer issued in January 2019
Tuesday 5th May 2020 Final Entrance Exam takes place  
Monday 18th May 2020 Results of the examination will be posted out  
June 2020 Unconditional Offers issued after the Final Entrance Exam must be accepted and further places may be offered according to availability of space  
Academic scholarship examinations for entry in September 2020
Closing date for applications 1st March 2020
Examination dates 27th, 28th and 29th April 2020
Common Entrance examinations for entry in September 2020
Examination dates 2nd-5th June 2020
Examinations for overseas boys and boys from schools that do not follow the CE curriculum for entry in September 2020
Examination dates 2nd November 2019
Non-academic scholarship examinations (Music, Art, Drama, Technology and Sport) for entry in September 2020
Closing date for applications 1st December 2019
Assessments Week commencing 3rd February 2020

14+ Entrance

Year 10 Entrance for September 2020
Closing date for applications 1st September 2019 for overseas applications except for those applying via Academic Asia
1st October 2019 for UK applications
Year 10 entry examinations Saturday 2nd November 2019

16+ Entrance