Aldenham School, Founded 1597


Do you run a coach service?

Yes, we currently run eight bus routes picking up across North London and surrounding areas from 7.25am.

How far in advance do I need to register my son /daughter?

Ideally by the term before the entrance exam takes place. This enables us to obtain references and interview him/her before the exam. Late applications can be accepted but they may have to be placed on a waiting list.

Do I need to come for interview if I have been to an Open Morning?

If Aldenham is your first choice school, the Headmaster likes to meet you and your son/daughter personally. This should be during the academic year preceding the date of entry.

Do I need to meet the Headmaster?

The Headmaster likes to see all prospective pupils and their parents if possible.

Why can’t my son /daughter come at 11+ if he / she is at a 13+ Prep School?

Unless there is a specific reason, pupils should stay at their Prep School until they are 13. This gives them the responsibility and advantages of being a senior member of their school which is an important part of their development. Martineau’s House was primarily opened for pupils from schools which finish at 11+.

When does the Entrance Exam take place?

11+ and 13+ - Entrance exams take place in early January.

16+ – Pupils are primarily taken on predicted results, report from current school and interview.

What does the Entrance Exam consist of?

13+ – English, Maths, A Modern Foreign Language (French, Spanish), Science and Verbal Reasoning.

11+ – English, Maths and Verbal Reasoning.

Can I have a copy of past Entrance papers?

Yes, these are available from the Admissions Co-ordinator, except for 11+ Maths and Verbal Reasoning.

Can we be offered a Reserved Place before the exam at 11+ / 13+?

Reserved places are only offered if you are willing to commit yourself to Aldenham and no other independent school, a School Report has been obtained and you have been interviewed by the Headmaster. He would then be in a position to offer a Reserved Place, if he felt Aldenham to be the right school for your son or daughter. It is a two way commitment. Your son or daughter would still sit the Entrance Exam in the normal way to confirm the place.

How do I apply for a scholarship?

You need to write in separately or put a note on the application form specifying the particular scholarship for which you wish your son/daughter to be considered.

We are seeking a bursary, how do we apply for this?

Please indicate in the space provided on the Registration Form that you are looking for a bursary. Bursaries are limited in number and are strictly means tested. An additional interview is given to bursary candidates.

Do you cater for pupils with learning difficulties?

We have an extremely good Learning Support Department. However, pupils do need to be able to cope in the normal classroom situation; they are not taught separately, but have extra tuition as and when necessary.

How many girls are there at Aldenham?

There are approximately 230 girls in the School as a whole.

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Aldenham Foundation