Badminton School

Admission for Year 7 (11+) and Year 8 (12+)

Admission to Year 7 and Year 8

The deadlines for entry in September 2024 have now passed. However, we may have some spaces available. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information and advice.

Our Registration deadlines for September 2025 are:

  • Boarding Registration: Wednesday 11th December 2024
  • Day Girl Registration: Accepted all year round, but by Wednesday 11th December 2024 to be included in the first round of results.
  • Scholarship Application: Wednesday 11th December 2024

Please select the appropriate form to register your daughter:

Prep and Senior Day Girl Form

Prep and Senior UK Boarder Form

Prep and Senior Overseas Boarder Form

The outcome of all on-time applications will be issued week commencing 10th February 2025.

Entrance Exams for Applicants in the UK

Entrance Assessments for admission in September 2025 will be held at Badminton on Saturday 18th January 2025. All girls take examinations in English and Mathematics as well as an online Cognitive Ability Test. Each girl will also have an interview with a senior member of staff. In addition, references are obtained from the girls’ current school.

Entrance Exams for Applicants Overseas

Overseas applicants will be invited to sit Badminton assessment exams at a number of selected test centres around the world on Saturday 11th January 2025, as we are moving away from UKISET. If overseas candidates have met the initial assessment criteria after the assessments, they will be invited for an interview with a senior member of staff via video conference.

The Entrance Exams will consist of the following tests:

Maths paper
Duration: 45 minutes

English paper
Duration: 30 minutes

Preparation: Created by Badminton School these are based on the Year 6 and Year 7 Curriculum respectively. No preparation is required as we want to assess the pupil’s natural ability.

Cognitive Ability Test
Duration: 90 minutes

Preparation: Known as CAT4, this is a selection of online tests to determine student's abilities and likely academic potential. There are resources online where you can access free sample questions.

Scholarships for Year 7

Scholarships and Awards, which can carry remission on fees, are available and awarded to girls with particular talents. Assessments are taken on the same day as the Entrance Exams.

For further information and to apply, please click here: Scholarships and Awards.

Applications must be submitted by Wednesday 11th December 2024 in addition to completing the online Registration Form.

Click here to contact the Admissions Team if you have any questions.