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Entry Requirements

Information for UK and International Applicants

Entrance to Monkton Pre-PrepNursery & Pre-Prep
For those entering the Pre-Prep at age 2 years through to 7 years, admission is by visit, informal interview and a reference from a current school if appropriate. 

The next Pre-Prep Open Morning is on Saturday 14th October 2017.  To contact the Pre-Prep, please call 01225 833158.


Prep SchoolPrep School
For those entering the Prep at age 7 years through to 13 years, admission is by CAT4 tests. A reference from the candidate’s current school and an interview.

The next Prep School Open Morning is Saturday 14th October 2017.  For enquiries, please call Registrar, Mrs Issy Hartnell 01225 721133.


Senior School quadSenior School
Year 9 entry
: For pupils entering the Senior School from a preparatory school, the usual means is via the Common Entrance pre-test at age 11 years, taken in the Lent Term of Year 7.  Arrangements for sitting the examination are usually made by the Head of the candidate's prep school.  A school reference and report will also be sought.  Results of the pre-test will be conveyed to the candidate's parents by Monkton Senior School.  Offers will be conditional upon the candidate completing the Common Entrance courses at his/her school from whom a reference would be sought.

Year 10 entry: For entry into Year 10, candidates will usually sit online CAT4 tests a  A reference from the candidate's current school will be sought and an interview.

Year 12 entry: For entry into Year 12, candidates will usually sit online CAT4 tests and attend interview, where possible. A school reference will be sought.  Any pllace then offered is subject to pupils obtaining a minimum of at least five GCSE grades A*-C, together with an average score of at least 6.0 in all of the GCSE subjects taken. At GCSE, an A* grade scores 8, an A7, a B6, C5, D4 and so on. A pupil whose score is just below 6.0, but who is admitted into Year 12, will, in the first instance, be offered a one-year course to AS level. Progression to A2 will depend upon a satisfactory performance throughout the year and in the AS examinations in June. Please note that to study certain AS subjects, a minimum grade at GCSE in that subject may be a prerequisite. Pupils are normally expected to attain at least 2 D grades at AS level for entry into Year 13, and at least D grades in subjects they wish to pursue to A2. Please see our Entering the Sixth Form booklet for more details.

The next Senior School Open Day is Saturday 7th October 2017.  To contact the Senior School, please call 01225 721133.

International Applicants

The globeEntrance Assessments for Entry to Years 9, 10 and 12

Along with many other top independent schools in the UK, Monkton Combe School is participating in a new entrance test called UKiset - the UK Independent Schools' Entry Test.

UKiset is an adaptive online test taken in English, which has been designed to support admission into the UK independent education system. UKiset tests a child's underlying academic abilities through four principal reasoning areas - Non Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Ability, Verbal Reasoning, and Quantitative Ability - together with a creative writing piece. There is an additional English Placement Test for candidates whose first language is not English. In total, the test takes approximately two and a half hours. 

If you wish your child to be considered for a place at Monkton Combe School, please ‘register for UKiset’ (link: on the UKiset Website. Please list Monkton Combe School on the form and provide as much information as possible - this will be sent to us as part of your child's UKiset Profile Package and used in conjunction with their UKiset results to assess their application to Monkton.

Once you have registered and completed the Student Profile Form a member of the UKiset Team will contact you with details of your closest test centre and the next available test date. After your child has taken the test and we have received their UKiset Profile Package we will make a decision as to whether or not we wish to take their application further. If we are happy to pursue the application we will at that point require our registration fee to be paid and seek the relevant school references, reports and any additional information relevant to your child's application. 

Please note: we will only charge a registration fee once we have reviewed your UKiset results and are happy to proceed with your application

For further information, or to register your child for UKiset, please click on the UKiset logo below. If your child has already taken UKiset and you would like their results to be sent to Monkton Combe School please complete the School Selection Form (link:

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Next Steps…

To arrange a visit, or for any other enquiries regarding admissions and entry requirements, please contact our Registrar, Mrs Issy Hartnell.

For General Enquiries please call 01225 721 133 (Prep & Senior School), or 01225 833 158 (Pre-Prep)

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