Sixth Form Admissions

Outstanding boarding for boys and girls aged 13 to 18

Around 75 girls and 30 boys join the Specialists (Sixth Form) each year. Competition for places is strong. As a guide, we would expect successful candidates to gain a high proportion of A*s and As in (I)GCSE or equivalent, although the offers we make are unconditional. We welcome candidates with particular interests and talents in art, drama, music, sport and many other fields.

Admission is by competitive examination and interview. Candidates are assessed at Charterhouse in early November and offers of places are made on 1 December. Academic, Art, Music and Sport Scholarships and Awards are available.

Registration forms can be obtained from the Admissions Office from the beginning of the Summer term of Year 10, and should be returned by early October of Year 11 (the year before entry). We ask for reports from candidates' schools, so it is essential to inform them of the application. 


Families are warmly invited to visit the School.

Sixth Form Open Afternoons are held in June and September of the year before entry. Prospective candidates are invited for an afternoon to meet with the Headmaster and other members of staff, and also to have a tour of the School with our pupils. At tea, candidates have the opportunity to discuss their subjects and find out more information about our Sixth Form curriculum with members of our teaching staff.

If you would like to organise a visit, please email Mrs Sara Russell ( or ring Admissions on +44 (0)1483 291501.

Entrance Procedure

1.  Registration

Registration Forms can be obtained from the Admissions Office from the beginning of the Summer term of Year 10, and should be returned by 1 October (Year 11). Prior to registration, all candidates who are educated outside of the United Kingdom must successfully complete the UKiset Pre-tests. UKiset is an adaptive cognitive test that measures underlying ability and language proficiency. More information can be found on the UKiset website (

2.  School Reference

We request confidential references from candidates’ schools. We will request these in early October after the application deadline has passed.   

3.  Selection Day

The selection day is at Charterhouse on a Saturday in the early part of November (Year 11). All candidates sit standard tests (vocabulary, arithmetic and non-verbal reasoning) and two 45-minute papers in subjects of their own choice. Non-native speakers also take a 45-minute English test. Candidates are interviewed by a senior member of staff and will have the opportunity to spend time with some of our current pupils.

4.  Offers

Candidates who are successful in the tests and interview will be offered unconditional places on 1 December. Parents will be asked to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure the place. Some reserve offers may also be made. We also admit late applicants after a similar testing procedure; however, it is advisable to apply at the right time to maximise the chance of success.

Candidates from Hong Kong and Mainland China

Candidates for Year 12 entry should contact Academic Asia ( by late August of the year before entry. They will be interviewed in September at the Top Schools Event held in Hong Kong in September and then sit the entrance tests in Hong Kong in November. Offers of places will be made in December.


15 September 2018 UKiset test results must be submitted to the Director of Admissions
1 October 2018 Completed Registration Form returned with £250 registration fee
After 1 October 2018 Confidential reference will be requested from current school
3 November 2018 Main selection day at Charterhouse
3 December 2018 Offers of places will be made

House Selection 

Boys and girls who join Charterhouse in the Sixth Form become full members of one of the Houses. House preferences can be noted on the application form and we will endeavour to allocate the preferred House, where space allows. 

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