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13+ Admissions


Fourth Form (Year 9) is our main entry point for the College. Please see below for a useful admissions timeline. If you have any questions about admissions please email Joanna Miller.


General information

Please note: We are now closed for 2020 and 2021 13+ entry.

2020 entry - We may be able to consider an application, please contact the admissions department for more information.

2021 entry - We may be able to consider an application via the Head Master's list. Please contact the admissions department for more information.

2022 entry - Please register by 4th September 2020. Please contact the admissions department for more information on applying.

2023 entry - Please register by 1st October 2020. See our timeline below for further information.

For all 13+ applications, where a pupil attends a school overseas, please see our separate overseas admissions page.

Offers for 13+ entry to Brighton College are made after a pre-test assessment, and they are conditional on a successful performance in the Common Entrance (CE) or academic scholarship examination in Year 8. Modified arrangements exist for pupils who attend a school that does not prepare pupils for Common Entrance and details can be obtained from the admissions office.

1st October 2020
By December of Year 6, taken at current prep school
Orientation Day
February of Year 6
March of Year 6
Scholarships & Common Entrance
Scholarships: beginning of Year 8
Common Entrance: May of Year 8

Stage 1 - Enquiry


We hope you will find all the information you need on these pages, but if not our admissions team is here to help.

The ideal way to see the College and meet us is at one of our Open Mornings.

Stage 2 - Registration


It is easy to register for a Year 9 place for your child - please contact our admissions team.

We recommend that you register as soon as possible and by 1st October at the latest. 

References will be requested from prep school heads in November of Year 6. 



Stage 3 - Assessments and scholarships


Children registering for a place in Year 9 will be invited to sit ISEB pre-tests in their own prep school between 1st October and 1st December of Year 6.

Children will then be invited to an Orientation Day at the end of February 2021. This involves assessments and interviews, but most importantly will give your child a chance to get to know the College through a day of exciting lessons and activities.

13+ Scholarships


We offer a mix of traditional and more innovative scholarships at 13+. These are assessed in Year 8 and include dance, choral, music, sport, art, chess and drama, in addition to our academic scholarships.”

— Alison Withers (Deputy Director of Admissions)


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Stage 4 - Offers and welcome


Conditional offers are made during the spring term of Year 6. Offers are conditional on a pass in the Common Entrance or Academic Scholarship papers.

Following your confirmation of acceptance we will send you a welcome pack and an invitation for your child to meet their new class during the summer term. There they will learn about the House welcome events that will help them settle in quickly.