The principal ages for admission into Elizabeth College Upper School are 11 and 16. However, there are sometimes vacancies for entry at other ages.
Candidates for entry at age 11 (Year 7) sit an entrance assessment in November prior to entry in the following September. The entrance assessment comprises papers in English and Mathematics plus an age-standardised NFER test.
Entry into the Sixth Form, at 16, is based upon GCSE results. Candidates are required to gain a minimum of five passes at grade 4 or above including Maths and English, but usually are expected to have superior GCSE grades (grade 6) in the subjects they intend to study in the Sixth Form. If you are considering Sixth Form entry please contact College before the receipt of GCSE results to discuss available subject choices.
Entry to Elizabeth College at other ages is by tests adapted to the candidate’s age and/or by interviews with senior Elizabeth College staff. A registration form, prospectus and further information about entrance procedures are available on this site or from the Principal’s PA.
We recommend that all prospective pupils are registered for entry as early as possible.
If you wish to register your son to take our entrance assessment for entry at Year 7, please complete the Registration Form and return it to the College office at Elizabeth College together with a non-refundable cheque for £110.00, payable to Elizabeth College.
In the Michaelmas Term preceding your son’s year of entry we will write to you asking for confirmation that you still wish your son to take the Elizabeth College entrance assessment and requesting your permission to obtain a report from his present Head Teacher.
Please Note: The assessment for entry into Year 7 in September 2019 will be held on Saturday 17 November at 8.45am – 12.30pm. The assessment date is now earlier in the academic year to give parents advanced confirmation of their child’s destination school. To register please contact the Principal’s PA.
Offers of places are subject to the admission requirements of the school, which are laid down in our terms and conditions which can be found on our School Policies Page and further information is available here: Registration FAQs
If you have any further questions or would like to arrange to speak to the Principal please do not hesitate to contact: Mrs Sandra Beaton, the Principal’s PA Tel: (01481) 726544 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior School Entry
There is a separate registration process for entry to our Pre-School and entry to any year of the Junior School.
For Pre-School, parents are advised to complete the registration form as soon as is practicable, as there is strong competition to gain places in our thriving Pre-School. The registration form should be completed and sent with the registration fee to the Pre-School Secretary, based at Acorn House.
Places are offered to parents in the previous Michaelmas Term for the forthcoming year. It is at this time that the days requested by parents are finalised.
Early registration for entry to the Junior School is advisable. Parents should complete the registration form and send this with the registration fee to the Headteachers’ Secretary at ECJS Beechwood. Children are then placed on the waiting list for entry for the respective year of entry.
Places for Reception are offered in a prescribed order; these can be found in our Terms and Conditions, but children who attend our Pre-School and who have siblings in the Junior School are given priority.
Children entering Years 1 to 6 are required to spend a morning in School where they will be assessed for entry. There are few vacancies in these year groups and places offered are dependent on the assessments carried out within school. For families moving to the island, arrangement may be made with their child’s current school, for assessments to be carried out in situ.