Abingdon welcomes applications on behalf of boys from any educational background. Before boys are registered, we would recommend a visit to see the School. We are also very happy to discuss bursaries and scholarships when you come to see us. The Admissions team is always available if you want help or would like to talk through the process.
The main points of entry are at age 11 (First Year), age 13 (Third Year) and age 16 (Sixth Form) and we have both weekly boarding and full boarding from the age of 13.
Candidates slightly older or younger may be accepted at these points of entry at the Head’s discretion; each case is considered individually. There is no regular entry at other ages, but occasional vacancies arise at age 12 (Second Year) and age 14 (Fourth Year) and the Director of Admissions will consider applications for these specific age groups.
Overseas admissions are usually considered on an individual basis and age variations can be more likely. Please ask the Admissions team if you are unsure about which year of entry to apply for.
Boys are required to sit entrance examinations but consideration is also given to character, and non-academic attainments or interests.
To avoid unnecessary disappointment, every application is investigated as carefully as possible beforehand, and advice is given accordingly; it is sensible, therefore, for parents to register their sons well in advance of the admission point.
Decisions about admissions are the responsibility of the Headmaster, assisted by the Director of Admissions.
For information about entry to Abingdon Prep please contact the Prep School Admissions Manager. Main entry to Abingdon Prep is at age 4+ and 7+. Boys transfer to Abingdon School at age 13+.