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King's College School, Wimbledon


There are 35 places available for boys to join the school at Year 9 and 44 places for entry at Year 6. In Year 12, there are a further 55 places for both boys and girls. Boys can also join the Junior School from Years 3-6.

Open Days

throughout the yearThe school organises various events and forums. Parents are advised to book visits well ahead of time, by contacting the Admissions Office.


deadline – November of Year 6 Parents can register their child through the online registration form on the school website:https://www.kcs.org.uk/admissions/13plus

School Examinations

January of Year 6 The school will request a reference from the candidate's current Head Teacher. Following this, candidates will be asked to the school on a Saturday morning in January to sit school pre-test examinations in the following subjects:

  • Maths: non calculator – 50 minutes
  • Verbal Reasoning: multiple choice paper (not online) – 55 minutes
  • English: grammar test, prose comprehension & an essay or story – 1 hour 15 minutes

Other Assessments and Interviews

January – February of Year 6Successful candidates will be called back for interview with a senior member of staff. Most interviews last for 20 minutes and cover a range of topics. Some sources suggest that part of the interview will focus on English, maths and science.


Mid-February of Year 6 Based on performance in the examinations, interview and Head's, offers will be sent to parents. There are three outcomes: a conditional offer of a place in year 9, an offer of a place on the waiting list, or a letter explaining that no offer will be made.


May of Year 8 Up to 15 academic scholarships are awarded each year. The exams take place at the school and consist of papers in English, maths, science, French, geography, history and Latin. Further detail about each paper can be found on the school website. There is also an interview and French speaking test. Those who perform satisfactorily at the King's scholarship examinations do not need to take Common Entrance.

13+ Common Entrance

Summer term of Year 8This school requires an average score of at least 65% in each subject at Common Entrance (Level 3). When a subject is not offered at the boy's current school, King's will make every effort to act fairly.

Admissions Fees

Deposit requested: £2000 (in January of Year 7)

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