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How to apply

We are delighted that you are considering St Edmund’s for your child’s education.

Choosing a school is an important decision, one that has to feel right. We are here to provide all the information you need to make the right choice for your family when applying to St Edmund’s College & Prep School. Contact our External Relations team today.

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Our Admissions process



1: Visit us

We are always happy to welcome you to the College and Prep School for a private tour at your convenience. Please get in touch with our External Relations team to book a tour.

We also host multiple Open Day events throughout the academic year.

You can also visit St Edmund’s College and Prep virtually.

2: Register

Visit ‘How to register‘ and use the drop-down boxes to the left of your screen (if using a PC) or at the bottom of your screen (if using a smartphone) to guide you through the registration process.

Please check deadlines for applications for each year, which can be found under ‘Key dates‘ and note that there is a non-refundable registration fee.

3: Scholarships

Scholarships are available at three entry points: Form 3 (7+)Elements (Year 7), Grammar (Year 9) and Rhetoric I (Year 12).

Please be aware that the closing dates for scholarship applications are earlier than standard place applications.

4: Interview

Our External Relations team will contact you to book an interview slot following your registration.

5: Assessment

Depending on the year group that you are applying for, your child will undertake the following:


  • Nursery/Reception: Your child will visit us for a taster morning and leave after lunchtime.
  • Forms 1 and 2: Your child will visit us for a taster day and be assessed in their lessons.
  • Forms 3, 4, 5 and 6: Your child will undertake a written test in Maths, English, Non-Verbal Reasoning in the morning, followed by lunch and a taster afternoon in lessons with their peers.

College/Sixth Form: 

At all entry points in the College, we use CEM Assessment.

6: Offer

Subject to the interview, entrance examination and school report, you will receive an offer from St Edmund’s College with a date by which you are required to accept.

7: Accept

Within the offer letter, you will find details on how to accept your child(ren)’s place at St Edmund’s College. Upon acceptance, you will receive further information to prepare your child(ren) for their life at St Edmund’s College.


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