Year 9 Admissions

An outstanding education for boys and girls aged 13 to 18

Charterhouse is an academically selective school and admission is by competitive assessment, interview, and subject to a reference from a candidate’s current school.

Inclusivity sits at the heart of life at Charterhouse and each year we welcome children from all educational backgrounds, including international schools, grammar schools and state schools.  The majority of children join us from a wide range of UK prep schools, either as a boarder or a day pupil.  Our day pupils become members of one of the boarding Houses, with the opportunity to take part in the full range of activities.

There is a process for children studying at school in the UK and a process for children studying overseas at International Schools.

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The Process

Assesment in a child's Year 7

We reserve about 35% of our places for assessment in Year 7. This is for children who have just missed out on places in Year 6 and also for those who registered too late to be assessed in Year 6. These children sit the ISEB Common Pre-test in the Autumn Term of Year 7 and shortlisted candidates are invited for interview and an Activity Afternoon in the Spring Term.

Places at Charterhouse will be offered to candidates who are successful in this process.

Process for children studying overseas

The process for children studying overseas at international schools can be viewed here:

Children studying overseas

Late Applications

Occasionally late places come available after the registration deadlines have passed. Please email our admissions team if you wish to make an enquiry.