KCS is an independent school in Wimbledon, founded as the sister school to King’s College London. It is part of the Eton Group of schools. The school is predominantly for boys, however the SIxth Form is co-educational.
We recommend arranging a visit to the school, either privately or at an Open Day. You can see the details of upcoming events here:Upcoming Events
The first step is to register your son. This is done via an online registration form that you can find here:Registration Form
The registration deadline is in early November of Year 6, but we recommend completing the application by the end of October.
The school notes that it is not possible to save progress when completing the form, so you need to make sure you have all of the required documentation before beginning the process.
Please note that it is not possible to apply for both 11+ and 13+ entry. The tests are taken on the same day in January of year 6 and offers for each are made in mid February.
The assessment stage will involve an Entrance Examination, a reference from your son’s current Headteacher, and an interview.
Registered candidates will be invited to the school to sit a written test on a Saturday in January. There will be three papers in English, Maths, and Verbal Reasoning.
We would recommend preparing for this test by ensuring that your son has a comprehensive understanding of the KS2 national curriculum. The campaign area of Atom Nucleus will help to ensure you have spent the optimal amount of time in each subject and close any gaps in knowledge. For the Verbal and Non Verbal reasoning component, it is crucial to become familiar with the styles of reasoning that these questions require. Atom Nucleus allows you to do unlimited practice questions, and is packed with high quality videos and helpsheets to help develop your understanding. This is a powerful tool, proven to significantly improve performance in Verbal Reasoning. Atom Nucleus also allows you to take unlimited practice tests - these will help you to identify your son’s strengths and weaknesses so he can use his time as effectively as possible in revision.
To learn how to get the most from Atom Nucleus, you can book a free place on a Nucleus Webinar here:
You can find specimen papers from KCS here:Specimen Papers
Candidates who have been successful at the examination stage will be invited back to the school for an interview around 10 days after the test.
Offers will be sent out on a set day in February.
All boys who have been offered places in year 7 at King’s will be invited in for an induction day in June before they join King’s, when they can meet their teachers and the other boys in their year. There will also be an induction day before the beginning of the Autumn term.
There are a range of Academic, Music, and Art scholarships available at KCS. All pupils will be automatically assessed for Academic Scholarship, and you can find the details of Art and Music Scholarships here:Scholarships
There is a range of financial support available in the form of bursaries. You can find the full details here:Financial Aid