Sixth Form Entry

Hampton welcomes applications from boys wishing to join the Sixth Form and we are pleased to meet and discuss opportunities with boys during their Fifth Year (Year 11).

Entry standards are high and candidates are expected to gain at least six I/GCSE at grade 8 – 9, although in practice, most successful candidates will achieve 8 or 9 in all subjects. Sporting, creative and other talents are also important as the School offers a wide variety of co-curricular activities which form an integral part of the Sixth Form programme.

The 16+ assessment process begins with an Assessment Day in November.  Candidates sit online aptitude tests in verbal, non-verbal and quantitative reasoning and 30-minute written papers in each of the three subjects they wish to study for A Level.

Details of expected I/GCSE grades and a personal statement are required in advance and a supporting reference is requested from the candidate’s current school.

Successful candidates are offered a place conditional on specified grades at I/GCSE, typically a minimum of six I/GCSEs at grade 8-9.  Families are not required to formally accept the offer of a place until I/GCSE results are known and the conditions of offer are met but will be asked to confirm provisional acceptance by the end of December.  A non-refundable deposit is required when formally accepting the offer.

A high level of fluency in both written and spoken English is required as all subjects are taught in English and no teaching or support in English as a Foreign Language is offered.


Please note that registration for entry to the Sixth Form in September 2022 has now closed.

REGISTERING for sixth form entry in september 2023:

The Admissions Process

To help you navigate your way through the Sixth Form admissions process please follow the step by step guide below.

Step 1


To register for entry into Sixth Form, please complete the online registration form using the link above.

Your registration will be acknowledged on receipt and your son’s details entered onto our database.

Please note that consideration will only be given to applicants who live within easy travelling distance of the School or who have a relative or guardian living within reach of the School and willing to take full responsibility for them.

Overseas applicants must provide the name and address of their UK guardian and state their relationship to the UK guardian at the time of registration. The School is unable to sponsor boys who require a tier 4 visa (student visa).

Candidates should usually be under 17 years of age at the time of entry to the Sixth Form.

Step 2

Personal Statement and Further Information

Once registered, applicants will be asked to complete an Information Sheet providing details of their choice of A levels, hobbies and interests. Applicants will also be asked to write a one-page personal statement outlining their reasons for applying to Hampton, their university and career aspirations and how they will contribute to the Hampton School community.  Not all applicants are invited for assessment so it is important that the personal statement reflects the applicant’s strengths and commitment to their studies.

A confidential report including predicted I/GCSE grades will also be requested from the applicant’s current school.

Step 3


Applicants will be invited to the School for an assessment day in November. The assessments combine online aptitude tests with written papers and are designed to identify potential as well as test factual knowledge.

  • Online tests are taken in verbal, non-verbal and quantitative reasoning, no specific preparation is required
  • 30 minute written papers are sat in each of the 3 subjects the applicant wishes to study at A level

We are pleased to allow extra time and make reasonable adjustments in the written assessments for a learning difficulty or disability, if a recommendation is made by an appropriate expert. We will also seek evidence of history and need of provision from the candidate’s current school.  Applications for special arrangements in the entrance assessments must be made in writing at least six weeks prior to the assessment day.

Special Access Arrangements

Step 4


Boys showing potential in the assessments are invited for interview. Applicants will usually meet with the Head of Sixth Form, a Deputy Head and a senior member of the Department for each of the subjects they wish to study at A level. The interviews are on a one-to-one basis and the subject interviews are academic in nature.

Step 5

Offers & Acceptances

Offers of places are conditional upon specified grades to be achieved at I/GCSE. Candidates are expected to gain a strong list of I/GCSE passes including Mathematics and English with a minimum of six grade 7-9 passes and, more typically, at least six 8/9 passes including in those subjects they wish to study at A level. If successful, candidates will receive an individual offer with specific details of the GCSE grades they need to achieve. Entrants to the Sixth Form are also expected to contribute fully to the School’s co-curricular programme.  The offer is confirmed on receipt of the applicant’s GCSE results at which point a deposit of £1,600 is required to accept the offer of a place.