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Entry Requirements

Information for UK and International Applicants

Entrance to Monkton Pre-PrepNursery & Pre-Prep
For those entering the Pre-Prep at age 2 years through to 7 years, admission is by visit, informal interview and a reference from a current school if appropriate. 

The next Pre-Prep Open Morning is on Saturday 11th May 2019.  To contact the Pre-Prep, please call 01225 833158.


Prep SchoolPrep School
For those entering the Prep at age 7 years through to 13 years, admission is by CAT4 tests. A reference from the candidate’s current school and an interview.

The next Prep School Open Morning is Saturday 11th May 2019.  For enquiries, please call Registrar, Mrs Nicky Davis on 01225 831238.


Senior School quadSenior School
Year 9 entry
: When an applicant is in Year 6, we would look to obtain CAT scores if available from the candidate’s current school, invite applicants to attend an Assessment Day held in October, or June each year, and obtain a reference from the candidate’s current school. This year the first assessment will take place on Tuesday 9th October for Year 9 entry in 2021. If appropriate, an offer of a place at Monkton will then be made with a deadline for acceptance in March of Year 7.  Applications for entry will be accepted outside of this timeframe, but the availability of places cannot be guaranteed.

Year 10 entry: For entry into Year 10, candidates will usually sit online CAT4 tests.  A reference from the candidate's current school will be sought and an interview.

Year 12 entry: For entry into Year 12, candidates will usually sit online CAT4 tests and attend interview, where possible. A school reference will be sought.  Any place then offered is subject to pupils obtaining a minimum average of 6 in all of the GCSE subjects taken. Please note that to study certain AS subjects, a minimum grade at GCSE in that subject may be a prerequisite.

The next Senior School Open Door morning is Saturday 18th May 2019.  To contact the Senior School, please call 01225 721133.

International Applicants

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Along with many other top independent schools in the UK, Monkton Combe School is participating in a new entrance test called UKiset - the UK Independent Schools' Entry Test.

UKiset is an adaptive online test taken in English, which has been designed to support admission into the UK independent education system. UKiset tests a child's underlying academic abilities through four principal reasoning areas - Non Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Ability, Verbal Reasoning, and Quantitative Ability - together with a creative writing piece. There is an additional English Placement Test for candidates whose first language is not English. In total, the test takes approximately two and a half hours. 

If you wish your child to be considered for a place at Monkton Combe School, please ‘register for UKiset’ (link: on the UKiset Website. Please list Monkton Combe School on the form and provide as much information as possible - this will be sent to us as part of your child's UKiset Profile Package and used in conjunction with their UKiset results to assess their application to Monkton.

Once you have registered and completed the Student Profile Form a member of the UKiset Team will contact you with details of your closest test centre and the next available test date. After your child has taken the test and we have received their UKiset Profile Package we will make a decision as to whether or not we wish to take their application further. If we are happy to pursue the application we will at that point require our registration fee to be paid and seek the relevant school references, reports and any additional information relevant to your child's application. 

Please note: we will only charge a registration fee once we have reviewed your UKiset results and are happy to proceed with your application

For further information, or to register your child for UKiset, please click on the UKiset logo below. If your child has already taken UKiset and you would like their results to be sent to Monkton Combe School please complete the School Selection Form (link:

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Next Steps…

To arrange a visit, or for any other enquiries regarding admissions at the Senior School, please contact our Head of Admissions, Mrs Carole Heritage on 01225 721 133

To arrange a visit, or any other enquiries at the Pre-Prep and Prep please contact our Deputy Heads of Admissions Nicky Davis or Katie Hiscott on 01225 831 238.

Give us a call:

Tel: +44 (0)1225 721 133

Or send us an email: for Senior School enquiries for Pre-Prep and Prep enquiries

Alternatively, to request a prospectus, please use our online form:

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