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Entry by Pre-Testing for Year 9 Boarders

Entry by Early Pre-Testing for Year 9 Boarders

The Leys offers Year 6 pupils the opportunity to secure a Year 9 Boarding place by means of the ISEB Common Pre-Test Assessment. Subject to continued satisfactory performance, this secures a place two years early.

The online assessment will comprise Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, English and Mathematics, which lasts approximately two and a half hours in total. It is important to stress that no special preparation is required, as the pre-tests are designed to identify potential, as well as attainment. Common Pre-Test information for families can be found here.

In the normal course of events, tests should be completed by the end of March, with the date to be agreed between parents, the candidate’s current school and The Leys.

Please note that no offer can be made until a report has been obtained from the candidate’s previous school. No report will be requested without the consent of parents.

Parents will be notified of decisions once test results and school reports have been considered.

Should a place be accepted, we will be in touch to arrange an interview with the Headmaster and request a confidential report from your child’s current school in Year 8.

No further assessment will be required, unless you wish to apply for a Scholarship.

Families who would like to apply for a Pre-Testing place should contact the Registrar at [email protected] before completing an application form.

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