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Alleyn's School


Alleyn's no longer operates a formal entry point at Year 9, but do operate an ‘occasional vacancy list', based on availability. Most applicants apply for entrance in Year 7, where there are 150 places for girls and boys. There are also places available for entry in Year 12.

Open Days

Open events for the senior school take place alongside the registration period in autumn. Dates are announced in the summer and details can be found on the Alleyn's website: https://www.alleyns.org.uk/admissions.


Deadline – November of Year 8Parents should get in contact with the school directly to ask for a registration form.

School Examinations

January of Year 8All applicants are required to take tests commissioned by Alleyn's. The results will be assessed alongside a reference from the applicant's school about progress and potential. Candidates will be asked to sit school-specific assessments in:

  • Maths: non-calculator and calculator (1 hour)
  • English: comprehension and composition (1 hour 15 minutes)
  • CEM Reasoning: online (45 minutes)

Other Assessments and Interviews

January – February of Year 8Candidates who perform well in these examinations will be invited back to the school for interviews; this will consist of one individual and one group interview. Candidates will be asked about their interests in and out of school.


February – March of Year 8These will be made in the weeks following interview and are decided by a selection committee consisting of the headmaster and other senior staff members.


Scholarships and bursaries will be awarded based on performance in the school assessments and will be decided by a selection committee consisting of the headmaster and other senior staff members.

13+ Common Entrance

Offers from Alleyn's School do not require applicants to achieve a certain grade at Common Entrance.

Admissions Fees

End of February of Year 8 Deposit requested: £1500

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