13+ Pre-test for entry to Hampton School, September 2020

Saturday 20 January 2018

Please note that in order to sit the 13+ Pre-test, boys must first be registered with Hampton School. If your son is not already registered please contact the Admissions Office for further information as soon as possible.

The 13+ Pre-test for entry to the School in September 2020 will be held on Saturday 20 January 2018. Please bring your son to the main School reception between 8.30am and 8.45am. On arrival, please enter the School grounds through the Main Gate. Stewards will be available to assist you with parking and to direct you to the Main Reception.

The Pre-test

Candidates will sit three papers and a timetable for the morning is provided below:

  • 8.30am – 8.45am Candidates arrive
  • 9.15am – 10.15am English Response & Composition (60 minutes)
  • 10.15am – 10.30am Break & refreshments
  • 10.35am – 11.15am Words & Reasoning (40 minutes)
  • 11.15am – 11.30am Break
  • 11.35am – 12.30pm Mathematics (55 minutes)
  • 12.35pm Candidates depart

Useful information

Refreshments will be provided during the morning free of charge but candidates may bring their own drinks and snacks if preferred

  • School uniform need not be worn
  • Candidates should bring writing materials with them (a pen, two pencils, ruler and rubber)
  • Calculators are not allowed in any paper
  • Watches should not be worn i(a clock will be clearly displayed in the exam room)

After the Pre-test

We shall write to the parents of all candidates as soon as we can after the written assessments. Candidates who have performed sufficiently well in the Pre-test will be invited to interview. We expect to interview approximately half of the candidates.

Please do not be anxious if you do not hear from us immediately as we have many applications to process. Interviews will be held on the following dates: Friday 26 January, Wednesday 31 January, Thursday 1 February and Friday 2 February.

Please note that we invite more candidates to interview than we have places to offer; an interview is therefore not a guarantee of a place.


Results will be sent by first class post on Thursday 8 February. We regret that we are not able to give results over the telephone or by email.


Parents of boys holding the offer of a place will be asked to confirm if Hampton is their first choice school in January 2019.

Special Educational Needs

If you have not already done so, please make sure we are aware of any disability or specific learning difficulty as soon as possible.

*Please note that requests for special arrangements must be received at least six weeks prior to the entrance examination.