Year 9 Admissions

An outstanding education for boys and girls aged 13 to 18

Building on the success of our mixed Sixth Form, we are moving to full coeducation from the age of 13. We look forward to welcoming our first girls into the Fourth Form (Year 9) in September 2021, the year in which we will celebrate half a century of girls at Charterhouse. There will be girls in every year group from September 2023. As the School is currently full, the School roll will grow over the next decade to around 1,000 pupils, the increase representing additional places for girls.

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 (like most of our pupils) 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.

Day pupils at Charterhouse | Internal page

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

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


We very much look forward to the time when we can welcome you in person at Charterhouse. Until we are able to do this, we warmly invite you to join us for a live webinar, using the link below. We have put together some introductory videos and an interactive tour of the campus to start you on your journey to explore Charterhouse

Live Webinars & Explore CharterhousePlease do register your interest to join us at one of our Open Events by completing the form below.  We will contact you as soon as the Open Event dates are released.

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The Process

Headmaster's List

Assessment in a child's Year 7

We reserve about 25% of our places for the Headmaster's List each year. The Headmaster’s List 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.