Welcome to Hampton School Admissions, we are delighted that you are considering Hampton School for your son.

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and to minimise the impact that any further restrictions might have on exams and interviews, we are making some changes to our admissions procedures this year.

Our priority remains the wellbeing of the young people involved in our entrance procedures and we wish to provide an assessment process that is fair, consistent and accessible. We are also mindful that our arrangements should be as Covid-secure as possible.

Previously, applicants for Hampton have sat our bespoke written papers in English, Maths and Reasoning.  This year, in response to Covid-19, all boys applying to join Hampton at the entry points listed below will be required to sit the ISEB pre-test during autumn term 2020.  Our decision to use the ISEB pre-test has been made after careful consideration and in agreement with other leading independent schools.

  • 11+ for First Year (Year 7) entry in September 2021
  • 13+ for Third Year (Year 9) entry in September 2022
  • 13+ for Third Year (Year 9) entry in September 2023

The ISEB pre-test is an online multiple-choice test in English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-verbal Reasoning. Further information about the test is available on the ISEB website HERE

Some boys will be able to sit the ISEB online assessments at their current school.  However, if your son is unable to do this at his school then he will be able to sit the assessments at Hampton on Saturday 28 November 2020 or Saturday 5 December 2020.

Please note that it is not possible to apply for both 11+ and 13+ entry – only one application route can be followed.  All boys are assessed during Year 6 and offers for separate 11+ and 13+ entry points are made in February.

Details about the changes to our admissions procedures are available below (please note that these changes apply for the 2020-21 academic year only).  

  Entrance Exam Information                                     

We have also made some changes to our on-site 10+ Advance Place assessments for candidates wishing to be considered for a place in the First Year (Year 7) with effect from September 2022.  Please click HERE for further information.

If you have not yet visited Hampton, please take a look at our Virtual Visit page for more information and you are most welcome to join us at one of our Virtual Visit events.  

Hampton is committed to broadening access through our wide-reaching means-tested bursary programme.  The School assists a number of families with fees each year and bursaries for up to 100% of the tuition fees are available.  Parents wishing to apply for financial assistance should email the Admissions office by 1 November prior to the 11+ and 13+ assessments.

Please visit our Help with Fees & Free Places page for further information.


Please do not hesitate to contact our friendly Admissions team if you have any questions regarding our admissions process or require further information:

admissions@hamptonschool.org.uk, or tel. 020 8979 9273.


1 October 2020Closing date for registrations for 11+ entry 2022 (10+ exam)
Sunday 1 November 2020 Closing date for registrations for 11+ entry 2021
Closing date for Bursary applications for 11+ entry 2021
Saturday 7 November 202010+ Advance Place Examination (for 11+ entry 2022)
Tuesday 1 December 202010+ Advance Place assessment results posted (11+ entry 2022)
Saturday 28 November & Saturday 5 December Assessment dates for candidates sitting the ISEB tests at Hampton for entry at 11+ 2021
Saturday 5 DecemberDate by which all candidates are required to have sat the ISEB Pre-test for 11+ entry 2021
Thursday 11 February 2021Results posted for entry at 11+

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