13+ Entry


As soon as you have decided that you would like to proceed with an application to Repton, you need to register your child formally for a place in the School by completing a Registration Form. This can be obtained from the Registrar and enables you to put your child’s name down for a particular House. If the House list is currently full then you will be added to the Waiting List and asked to select another House. The Registration Form needs to be returned to the Registrar, along with a £100 fee and a copy of your child’s passport.


Approximately one year before entry, we will request a deposit to confirm that you are still interested in your son or daughter joining the School. Once paid, this deposit is refundable only if your child fails to qualify for entry through the entrance examinations. The deposit is 10% of one term’s boarding fee.

Entrance by Examination

All pupils joining Repton at 13+ will normally take Common Entrance examinations in their final year at preparatory school. These examinations take place in June prior to entry and further details can be obtained from your child’s current Headmaster or Headmistress.

For those children not currently at a prep school, we have our own 13+ Entrance papers. Candidates are examined in Mathematics, English and Science and examinations are usually held in late November in the Michaelmas Term prior to entry although enquiries are welcome throughout the year.

In addition to a successful performance in the Entrance Examinations we also require a satisfactory reference from a candidate’s current school. 

For information on Scholarships available at 13+ entry please see the separate Scholarships and Bursaries section.