Key Dates

There are lots of dates to bear in mind when making an application to Headington and these vary according to the year of entry and the country you are applying from. Please note that registration for all senior school entry points is now closed for September 2024 and we are not able to take any late applications at this stage. The dates below refer to 2025 entry for all senior school entry points.

If you wish to apply to the Prep School for 2024 entry, there is availability in some year groups and we will be carrying out assessments in the Summer Term. Please get in touch with Sukey McMaster on smcmaster@headington.org.

Please also see our key dates for overseas applications.

Closing Dates For Applications

Age Type Of Application Closing Date (12.00 Pm Noon)
3+ to 6+

All applications Monday 19th April 2024 for 2024 entry
7+


All applications Monday 19th February 2024 for 2024 entry
8+ to 10+All applications Monday 19th April 2024 for 2024 entry
11+
UK applications
Friday 11th October 2024
11+
All scholarships
TBC
13+ (Direct entry)
UK applications
Friday 11th October 2024
13+
All scholarships
TBC
16+
UK applications
Friday 11th October 2024
16+
All scholarships
TBC

Entrance Procedures

Prep School (2024 entry)

Year Group

Testing Days

Dates

Nursery Informal trial morning
dates TBC
Reception Informal trial morning
Wednesday 1st May 2024
Year 1 Informal trial morning
Wednesday 8th May 2024
Year 2 Informal trial morning
Wednesday 8th May 2024
Year 3

Entrance Day at Headington Prep SchoolThursday 7th March 2024
Year 4

Entrance Day at Headington Prep SchoolWednesday 24th and Thursday 25th April 2024
Year 5

Entrance Day at Headington Prep SchoolWednesday 24th and Thursday 25th April 2024
Year 6

Entrance Day at Headington Prep SchoolWednesday 24th and Thursday 25th April 2024

Please contact the Prep School Admissions Coordinator, Sukey McMaster at smcmaster@headington.org 

Senior School (2025 entry)

Year

Testing DaysDates

11+Entrance Day at Headington School

Saturday 23rd November 2024
Academic Scholarship Day (invitation only)

TBC
Art, Dance, Drama, Music and Sport Scholarship Day

TBC
13+

Entrance Examinations at Headington School (Direct entry - Year 8 pupils)

Saturday 9th November 2024
Academic Scholarship Day (invitation only)

TBC
Co-curricular Scholarship Days (Art, Dance, Drama, Music and Sport)

TBC
16+

Entrance Day at Headington School
For UK and overseas candidates
Saturday 9th November 2024
Academic Scholarship Assessment (invitation only)

TBC
Art, Dance, Drama, Music and Sport Scholarships, Special Awards and Headmistress' Awards Day

TBC