13+ Entry

It is likely that there will be about twenty five places available in the school for day boys and boarders. Sample papers for the Foundation Scholarship and the 13+ examination are available from the Admissions Registrar.


Foundation Scholarship Examination

The Foundation Scholarship Examination is held over three days and overnight accommodation is provided at Monmouth School for Boys. Six compulsory papers are taken, each of 1½ hours duration: English, French, History and Geography, Mathematics I, Mathematics II and Science. Candidates, who so wish, may offer in addition Religious Education, Latin, Greek, Spanish and Music, provided this is requested well in advance of the examination. Candidates may bring with them a selection of Art work, and are encouraged to bring other current project or course work of interest in subjects such as History and Geography and Scientific investigations.

Common Entrance Examination

(For boys attending IAPS schools) The syllabus is published by the ISEB (Independent Schools Examination Board).

13+ Examination

(For boys attending other schools) This is of a standard equivalent to that of Common Entrance, and consists of a Mathematics, an English and a French paper. Candidates will also be invited to an interview with the Director of Studies and in some cases with an appropriate Head of Department to establish their level of ability in other subjects.

Entrance assessment dates

For 2018 Entry
13+ Exam & Foundation/Music Scholarships January 2018
13+ Sports Trials Friday 26th January 2018
12+/14+ Examination Friday 9th March 2018
13+ Summer Common Entrance Tuesday 5th June to Friday 8th June 2018

For all candidates, we like to request a report from their current school and also invite them along for a brief interview. However, if the above dates are not convenient, we can sometimes arrange alternative dates and entry papers can be sent abroad for those living overseas. Past papers and guidelines for the entry assessments may be requested from the Admissions Registrar or can be downloaded from this website.

Entrance assessment dates in full