What is the Process?

We fully support boys exiting from Homefield Prep at the end of Year 6 (11+) and the end of Year 8 (13+). Senior schools set their own admissions process which varies across the range of schools. The information below is intended to provide an approximate overview of key stages of the future school transfer process.

Please note, Homefield Prep cannot register your son for their future school, this is something you must do.

Year 5

  • Senior School Transfer seminar for all parents
  • A 1-2-1 meeting offered with Headmaster to discuss options
  • Registration for Year 7 (11+) / Year 9 (13+) entry in independent senior schools starts – see senior schools admissions pages for dates and process

Year 6

  • A 1-2-1 meeting offered with Headmaster to discuss options (if needed)
  • 11+ for Grammar School entry (September – see local government websites for more details)
  • ISEB Pre-test for those schools who choose to use them (for deferred Year 9 entry). This is decided by the senior school, not Homefield Prep (November)
  • We fully support the ISEB Pre-test process. Some boys stay at Homefield Prep for Years 7 and 8 as they have pre-test offers to attend top public schools in the country, e.g. Kings, Hamptons, Eton, etc.
  • Entry exams for independent schools (11+) – see individual senior schools admissions pages for further details (late Autumn / early Spring term)
  • Scholarship exams for independent schools – see individual senior schools admissions pages for further details
  • Registration for Year 7 (11+) / Year 9 (13+) entry in independent senior schools – see individual senior schools admissions pages for dates and process

Year 7

  • Registration for Year 9 (13+) entry in independent senior schools starts – see individual senior schools admissions pages for dates and process

Year 8

  • Registration for Year 9 (13+) entry in independent senior schools starts – see individual senior schools admissions pages
  • Entry exams for independent senior schools Year 9 start (13+) – see individual senior schools admissions pages for further details (late Autumn / early Spring term)
  • Scholarship exams for senior independent schools – see individual senior schools admissions pages for further details
  • Common Entrance assessments sat by all Homefield Prep boys (Summer term)