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Entrance Examinations


Junior School

Prospective pupils come for a taster and assessment day, primarily during the Autumn or Spring terms.  Girls in Year 3 upwards are asked to sit short tests in Maths, English and Non Verbal Reasoning.

Years 7 - 10

Girls sit the Senior School entrance exams at Badminton in January for entry in September. Entrance exams are taken in English and Maths and girls will also be asked to take an online reasoning test as well as having an interview with a senior member of staff.

References are also obtained from the candidate’s current school.

International registration for Years 7 - 10 entry in September 2017 is now closed. 

Sixth Form

Girls sit Sixth Form entrance papers at Badminton in  November for entry in the following September.  They sit papers in  two subjects that they would like to study for A Level as well as an online reasoning test. Candidates are also interviewed.

References are also obtained from the candidate’s current school.

Girls need to allow two days to take entrance and scholarship exams at Badminton.  We like to meet everyone applying to Badminton before the girls take their entrance exams if at all possible.  Therefore please do book a visit by clicking here

International candidates

International candidates can sit Badminton’s own Entrance Examinations at a small number of School Selected Test Centres around the world. We are also happy to accept UKiset profiles.  All candidates will be interviewed via Skype by a Senior Member of Staff. 

Scholarships and bursaries are available for girls entering Years 7, 9 and 12. Further information on scholarships and bursaries is available by clicking here.

Badminton has a policy of not giving out past papers.

Girls need to allow two days to take entrance and scholarship exams at Badminton. Please note that we do not provide past papers for candidates. 

Deadline for Senior School applications for September 2017 entry is Thursday 22nd December 2016. Should you feel you are unable to make this deadline, please do contact us.