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Our admissions process

We know that choosing the right school for your child can often be confusing and time consuming, so we try to make the process here at The Oratory as enjoyable and straightforward as possible.

Pupils enter the school either at:

  • 11+ through an online CAT Entrance Assessment
  • 13+ through internally set Scholarship Examinations or ISEB Common Entrance Examinations. After registering in Year 6 pupils will be required to sit the ISEB Pre-test in Year 7.
  • 16+ through predicted GCSE grades and school reports. We require pupils to complete an online Entrance Assessment and we also offer Academic Scholarships via internally set Examinations.

Admission at other stages may be possible, subject to the availability of a place.


Admissions Information Booklet for 2021 and 2022 Entry

Admissions Journey

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Contact our Admissions Office

Natasha Pearce

Phone: +44 (0)1491 683522


The Oratory School, Near Reading, RG8 0PJ