Epsom is not an academic hothouse, and the aim of the admissions process is to identify potential. We are looking for well-rounded pupils whose interests stretch beyond the confines of the curriculum and whose personal attributes suggest that they have the potential to contribute to the life of the College and enjoy the many opportunities on offer.
31 October, Year 6: Registration deadline.
If you would like your child to be considered for a place in Year 7 you must complete the registration form and pay a non-refundable registration fee of £100 before the closing date of 31 October in Year 6.
Completed registration forms should be returned by post to Admissions, Epsom College, College Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 4JQ.
Autumn, Year 6: Meet Lower School staff.
We feel it is important for your child to meet the staff who will be teaching them, and guiding them through their first years at Epsom. All registered candidates will have a short interview with either the Head of the Lower School, Mr Ed Lance, or one of his teaching staff.
This is an opportunity for us to get to know your child a little. We understand the competitive nature of applying for schools, but would advise against coaching for interviews – we far prefer to see the child’s true interests and personality.
January, Year 6: Assessments and scholarships.
Your child will sit papers, here at the College, in English, Maths and Verbal Reasoning. Past papers can be found below. These tests will be supported by a report from your child’s current school.
Assessment dates for 2020 entry
- 7, 8 and 9 January 2020.
We don’t provide sample papers for Verbal Reasoning, but there are many books available with sample papers and useful tests. Those produced by Bond are most similar to the tests we set. The Bond website has many useful resources.
Academic scholarships are awarded on the strength of your child’s entrance exams, interview and school references. No additional exams are required.
A separate assessment is required to be considered for a scholarship in Performing Arts (Drama or Music) or Sport.
February, Year 6: Places offered.
If your child is offered a place at Epsom, it will remain open for one month.
March, Year 6: Deadline for accepting places.
To accept the place the College will request a confirmation deposit of £3,000. £2,000 of the deposit will be offset against the first term’s fees. The balance of £1,000 will be held in the general funds of the College in accordance with our Terms and Conditions, and this sum will be offset against a pupil’s final account when they leave the College.