We adopt a 'whole child' approach by getting to know the characters, strengths and personalities of all candidates during the 13+ assessment process.

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The majority of children who join us at 13+ have been involved with Wellington for three years, with places offered either straight after the admissions process in Year 6 or after some time on a waiting list. 

From 2021 entry, the places offered in Year 6 (or subsequently) will not be subject to success in entrance exams but rather simply to a favourable transfer report from the current school of the applicant. It is possible to sit Academic Scholarship exams but success in these does not carry any financial benefit.

The Registration Process

Parents are able to register their sons and daughters at any stage for 13+ entry although the closing date is 30th June of Year 5. To register your child for 13+ entry from 2024 onwards, or for 2023 via our late assessment route, please click on the link below. The non-refundable registration fee (£300) can be paid by credit or debit card to complete the process.

Alternatively, if you are unable to pay by credit card or would prefer to pay by bank transfer, our bank account details can be found by clicking here. Please let us know if you make a bank transfer by sending an email to admissions@wellingtoncollege.org.uk.

If you experience problems when completing the online registration form, please contact admissions@wellingtoncollege.org.uk.


Stage 1 (Oct/Nov Year 6)

Candidates sit the ISEB Common Pre-Test, an age-standardised series of tests in English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning. These tests are usually completed at the current school although a small number of candidates may take them at Wellington College. Overseas candidates can take the test at a British Council or an approved testing centre. Please contact the Admissions Office for details. References are also requested from current schools, before long-listed candidates are invited to Stage 2.

Stage 2 (Jan/Feb Year 6)

Selected pupils attend an Assessment Day at Wellington, consisting of a series of collaborative, problem-solving activities and also an interview with a senior member of staff. By getting to know the characters, strengths and personalities of each and every candidate during their day with us, we adopt a whole child approach to the assessment process.

Conditional offers are made in March of Year 6, subject to receiving a report of satisfactory completion of schooling from the current school at the end of Year 8.

Late Assessment

For those families who, for one reason or another, miss the original deadline for entry, late assessment options are available. Please click here to see details and a timeline for late registrations in Year 6 and 7. Parents interested in late assessment should also contact the Admissions Office for further details by emailing admissions@wellingtoncollege.org.uk or telephoning 01344 444 013.