Badminton School

Entrance Assessments & Deadlines

Junior, Senior and Sixth Form each have different dates and requirements for the Entrance Assessments, please find them below. If you have any questions please contact the Admissions Team. 

Junior School (entry into Years 1 - 6)

Prospective pupils come for a taster day and a tester day, usually during the Autumn or Spring Terms.  Girls who would go into Year 3 or above are asked to sit short tests in Maths, English and an online reasoning test. For International students who are unable to attend assessments at Badminton, arrangements can be made for candidates to sit entrance papers under supervision elsewhere at a school-approved centre or the UKISET can be taken from aged 9+. International students will also be invited for an interview via Skype if they have met the initial assessment criteria. 

  • Junior School Taster Day: We are holding a Junior School Taster Day for J3-J6 applicants to come into school and experience a day at Badminton on Thursday 7th February 2019

Junior School Taster Day

  • Junior School Tester Day: We are holding our Junior School assessment day on Monday 11th February 2019 for all those who attended the Taster Day.
  • Junior School Scholarship Assessment Day: Monday 14th January 2019. 

Senior School (entry into Years 7 - 10)

Entry into Years 9 - 10

For all Year 8 girls, come to our Discovery Day on 24th January from 9.00am to 4.30pm for a day full of exciting activities! Contact admissions@badmintonschool.co.uk to book your place.

Discovery Day

Girls sit the Senior School entrance examinations at Badminton on 15th and 16th November 2018 for entry in September 2019. All girls take examinations in English and Mathematics along with an online cognitive abilities test. Each girl will also have an interview with a senior member of staff. In addition, references are obtained from the girl’s current school.

If at all possible, we like to meet girls well before they take their examinations, so do come and see us.

  • Applications for entrance into Years 9 - 10 are now closed. Please contact Admissions for late applications. 
  • Application results will be sent out on Monday 3rd December 2018

Entry into Years 7 - 8

Girls sit the Senior School entrance examinations at Badminton on 17th and 18th January 2019 for entry in September 2019. All girls take examinations in English and Mathematics along with an online cognitive abilities test. Each girl will also have an interview with a senior member of staff. In addition, references are obtained from the girl’s current school.

If at all possible, we like to meet girls well before they take their examinations, so do come and see us.

  • Applications for entrance into Years 7 - 8 will close on Thursday 13th December 2018
  • Application results will be sent out on Friday 1st February 2019

Sixth Form (entry into Lower Sixth)

Girls sit Sixth Form entrance papers at Badminton on 8th and 9th November 2018 for entry in September 2019. They take examinations in two subjects they would like to study at A Level as well as an online reasoning test. Each girl is also interviewed, and references are obtained from the girl’s current school. Girls need to allow two days to take entrance examinations. 

If at all possible, we like to meet girls well before they take their examinations, so do come and see us.

  • Applications for entrance into Sixth Form are now closed. Please contact Admissions for late applications.
  • Application results will be sent out on Monday 3rd December 2018

International Applicants

Girls can sit Badminton’s own entrance examinations at a small number of selected test centres around the world. Please contact us for details. Our preferred Entrance Test is the UKISET. If overseas candidates have met the initial assessment criteria they will then be invited for an interview via Skype by a senior member of staff. If applicants wish to apply for a scholarship, the Entrance exams must be taken at Badminton in person or in an approved test centre.

If at all possible, we like to meet girls well before they take their examinations, so do come and see us.

Closing dates for International Applicants are as follows:

Sixth Form: Applications are now closed. Please contact Admissions for late applications. Results will be published on Monday 3rd December 2018.

Years 9 & 10: Applications are now closed. Please contact Admissions for late applications. Results will be published on Monday 3rd December 2018.

Years 7 & 8: Applications close on Friday 7th December 2018 with UKISET results provided no later than Thursday 13th December 2018. Results will be published on Friday 1st February 2019.

 

Please note that Badminton has a policy of not giving out past papers.
Scholarships are available in Years 5, 6, 7, 9 and Sixth Form only. Bursaries are also available.