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I Am Known: I Am More 13+ Entry

Welcome to 13+ Entry

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 13+ through ISEB Common Entrance sat at the applicant's Prep School or internally set Scholarship Exams sat at The Oratory, both of which are taken in Year 8. Prior to this, once registered, applicants will be required to sit the ISEB Pre-Test whilst in Year 6 at their Prep School. Following an interview with the Head they will be offered a place at this stage, subject to Common Entrance.

13+ AdmissionsJourney

  • Open Morning

    Whole School Open Mornings take place in both the spring and autumn terms.


    Please feel free to book a personal tour if you would like to visit the school immediately.

  • Personal Tour

    An opportunity to visit the school and meet the Head to discuss your child's application.

  • Registration

    To register your child, please complete a registration form and pay the registration fee. 

    Once your child is registered with us you will receive further information about our Taster Days and events.

  • Pre-Test and Interview

    Pupils that are registered to join the school at 13+ are required to sit the ISEB Common Pre-Test in Year 6, followed by an interview with a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

  • Offer of a place

    A provisional offer is given after the Pre-Test and interview. A firm offer will be given after completion of the Academic Scholarship or Common Entrance.

  • Common Entrance and Scholarships

    Sports scholarships take place in the Autumn term of Year 8, the Academic Scholarship Exams and all other scholarship assessments take place in the Spring term of Year 8. 
    ISEB Common Entrance should be completed in June of Year 8.

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The Oratory School, Woodcote, Near Reading, South Oxfordshire, RG8 0PJ

+44 (0)1491 683500

Contact Us

The Oratory School

Tel: +44 (0)1491 683500