Pre-Testing

Pre-Test Dates for 2021/2022

6th May 2022

All pre-tests for entry in Year 7 2023 and Year 9 in 2024 will be held on Friday 6th May 2022. Offers will be made following the exams and interview. The deadline for application is 29th April 2022, they must be submitted via the online registration form here

Pre-Test Options

Where parents are committed to sending their son to St James Senior Boys’ School, they can apply to pre-test. This option can relieve the stress of changing schools and is popular with parents who like the security of knowing where their sons are going to go.  Please be advised that pre-test students are not eligible to apply for a bursary or scholarship.

Currently we offer pre-testing at two stages:

  1. Completing a 10+ exam and having an interview in Year 5 for entry in Year 7
  2. Completing a 11+ exam and having an interview in Year 6 for entry in Year 9 – only available for May 2022

For the academic year 2022/2023 Year 6 pre-tests are no longer available. Entry to Year 9 will take place in Year 7 and 8.

All candidates will sit three age appropriate exams: English, Mathematics and Verbal Reasoning. Please register by completing the registration form and returning it at least 2 weeks before the exam date.

Should an offer of a place be made, a deposit to secure that place will be sought and parents will be asked to sign our contract within one month of the offer being made. If the deposit and acceptance paperwork are not returned within the timeframe stipulated within the offer letter, the pupil will have to re-register and go through the normal admissions process.