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Common Entrance

Entry to independent secondary schools

prep school childrenThe Common Entrance examination is the standard exam, taken by pupils aged 13, which enables children to enter independent secondary schools from Prep schools. Monkton Prep is the only school in the Bath area that prepares children for this examination which is held for Year 8 pupils in the month of June. The exam is marked by the independent school of choice and is taken in English, Maths, Science, French, Geography, History, Religious Studies and Classics.

Those pupils wishing to apply for scholarships will be prepared appropriately to enable them to cope with the demands of the scholarship exams. For more information about Scholarships, please go to Prep School Scholarships in the Admissions section.

Ultimately, the choice of public school and the method of entry is decided by the parents and pupils. The Director of Studies and the Headmaster are very happy to advise parents on the choices available.

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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