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Year 10 (14+) Entry

 A small number of boys join Tonbridge in Year 10. Boys entering at this stage are usually aged between 14.0 and 14.11 on 1st September of the year of entry. These age-limits are not inflexible, and slightly younger or older candidates may be accepted at the Headmaster’s discretion.

For 2023 entry, applications are now closed. 

For 2024 entry only - We are accepting applications from boys who will be applying for a Music Scholarship. All applicants must submit two YouTube clips of them playing their selected instrument(s) to Veryan Larmour ( before commencing any application.

  • Registration

Registration is the formal first stage of the Year 10 admissions process. If you advised to complete a registration form by Mrs Larmour, then please complete the online Tonbridge Registration Form. There is a non-refundable registration fee of £250. All applications must be submitted with a copy of the candidate’s latest school report. Candidates who reside permanently overseas should also arrange to sit UKiset assessment tests, naming Tonbridge as a school to which they would like the results to be sent. The test can be sat at centres across the world; details can be found on their website:

The application deadline is 1 September - earlier submission is welcome. Candidates whose country of residence is in China or Hong Kong are asked to contact our representatives there by 1 August 2023:

Hong Kong applicants should contact Ms Battie Fung, Academic Asia, 14/F, China Taiping Tower Phase II, 8 Sunning Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Tel:+852 2833 0919 | Fax:+852 2834 5398 | | Email:

Mainland China applicants should contact Ms Sophie Smith, BE Education, 9/F, Yueda 889 Center, 1111 Changshou Road, Shanghai, 200042, China
Tel: +862133607080 ext.8112 | | Email :

UK candidates and who are resident in the UK should complete registration by 1st October in the year prior to proposed entry. Late applicants may be considered at the school’s discretion if there are still places available. Please contact the admissions office before registering as a late applicant.

  • Entry Exams and Interviews

Examinations will be set by Tonbridge in Mathematics and English only, to be taken in late October/ November; it should be noted that these exams are highly competitive with only the strongest candidates receiving offers of places. Specimen papers can be viewed on our exam papers page. Papers can be taken either at Tonbridge or at a British Council office around the world or possibly at another approved international location. Once the exams have been marked in mid November, the top 50% of boys will be interviewed by a member of our teaching staff online. 

  • Offers of Unconditional Places

UNCONDITIONAL OFFERS will be issued to the best performing applicants by 1 December (nine months prior to arrival at Tonbridge). Parents accept the UNCONDITIONAL OFFER by returning the Final Entry Form and paying an admission fee of £2,000. Applicants living overseas will also be required to pay the first term’s fees in advance.

Entry for 2023 is now closed.  

KEY DATES for 2024 Entry
1st September 2023 Closing date for international applications for 2024 entry
1st October 2023 Closing date for UK applications for 2024 entry
4 November 2023 Entrance Exam in Maths and English for Year 10 candidates
4 November 2023 Online interviews
1 December 2023 Offers made