13+ Pre-test 26 January 2019- Further Information

Admissions Procedure & FAQs

Please note that in order to sit the 13+ Pre-test for entry to Hampton in 2021 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.

Arrangements for the Entrance Exam

The 13+ Pre-test will be held on Saturday 26 January 2019. We look forward to welcoming your son to Hampton on 26 January and wish him success in the entrance assessments.

Please bring your son to the School between 8.30am and 8.45am. On arrival, please enter the School grounds via the Main Gate. Stewards will be available to assist you with parking and signs will direct you to where you need to go.

Your son will sit three papers and a timetable for the morning is provided below. There will be a break between each paper and refreshments will be provided free of charge (your son may bring his own drink and snacks if he prefers). School uniform need not be worn but candidates should bring writing materials with them (pens, pencils, a ruler and rubber).  Please note that calculators are not allowed in any paper. The School’s policy is that candidates may not wear watches in exams, however, a clock will be clearly displayed in the exam room.

Timetable for 13+ Pre-test – saturday 26 January 2019

8.30 – 8.45                         Candidates arrive and assemble in the Hammond Theatre

9.15 – 10.15                       Response and Comprehension (60 minutes)

10.15 – 10.30     Break

10.35 – 11.15                     Words and Reasoning (40 minutes)

11.15 – 11.30     Break

11.35 – 12.30                     Mathematics (55 minutes)

12.35 approx.                     Depart

Number of candidates

We expect around 270 candidates to sit the written assessments for c. 65 places.

Special Educational Needs

If you have not already done so, please make sure we are aware of any disability or specific learning difficulty by 7 December. We regret that we are unable to consider requests made after this date.

Interviews (31 January & 4, 5, 6 February)

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 entrance exam 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.

Candidates invited for interview will meet with a member of our teaching staff, individually, for a general discussion (approximately 20 minutes). The interview is an important part of our decision-making process and may cover particular skills in English or Mathematics if we have concerns in these areas (parents will be notified in advance if this is the case).

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.

The Headmaster and other senior staff will meet parents and boys during the interview visit.


The results of the assessment process will sent by First Class post on Thursday 14 February, a date agreed with all major independent schools in the area. We regret that we shall not be able to give results over the telephone.