Emanuel School


13+ entry

Registrations for 13+ (Year 9 entry) September 2015 are now closed. The main entrance examination for 13+ entry in September 2015 will be held on Saturday, 17th January 2015. 

We ask all candidates to take our entrance examinations in January.  We do take notice of Common Entrance scores but only as a way of helping to decide setting when the child joins us.  It is not possible to gain admission through the Common Entrance route alone.  Full details will be sent to all registered candidates.

Papers will be set in Mathematics, English, a Modern Language (French, German, Spanish or Latin) and Science. Please note that the Latin paper is based on the Cambridge Latin course. As a guide, for most candidates we are now seeking a minimum performance level of 60% in English and Maths and not less than an average of 60% across all four papers. However, the published minimum entry scores of 55% will still apply for siblings and winners of scholarships in art, music, sport and drama. Last year the average obtained was approximately 70%.

Click here to download a sample 13+ English test.

Click here to download a sample 13+ Science test.
Click here to download a sample 13+ Mathematics test.
Click here to download a sample 13+ French reading test.
Click here to download a sample French writing test.

Click here to download a sample 13+ Latin test

The English examination will be in two sections: 

In Section A candidates will be asked to read a passage or poem and answer questions which test their powers of comprehension. 

In Section B, the candidates will be required to display their ability in writing a structured and sustained response to a title requiring persuasive or reflective writing. 

Technical matters such as spelling, punctuation and grammar are important in both sections.

Number of places available: we expect to have approximately 15 to 20 pupils entering the school in Year 9 in September, 2015. The exact number will depend on the number of pupils in Year 8 in 2014-15 and on the quality of the 13+ applicants.


Registrations for 13+ for September, 2015 are now closed.

Entrance Examination: Saturday, 17th January, 2015
Reserve Entrance examination: Monday, 19th January, 2015
Offers posted: Thursday, 12th February, 2015
Replies by: Thursday, 5th March, 2015


Registration by Friday, 13th November 2015 or when we have reached 150 registrations whichever is the earlier.
Scholarship and bursary applications close:  Friday, 20th November 2015
Entrance examination: Saturday, 16th January 2016
Reserve Entrance examination: Monday, 18th January 2016
Offers published and posted:  Thursday, 11th February 2016
Replies by: Thursday, 4th March 2016

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