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.

Each year we welcome children to Charterhouse 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.

Charterhouse is a boarding school with nearly all our boys and girls choosing to board. However, we also warmly welcome a number of day pupils to the School, who become members of one of the Houses in the same way as our boarders, with the opportunity to take part in every aspect of school life.

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 have put together some introductory videos and an interactive tour of the campus to start you on your journey to explore Charterhouse

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 for the Autumn Term 2020 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.