Entry Procedure

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All applicants will complete entrance examinations and may also be interviewed or invited to attend an activity session (7+ entry). All entrance examinations include Mathematics and English and at 11+ these tests also cover verbal and non-verbal reasoning.  For entry to the Sixth Form applicants take papers in the subjects which they propose to study in the Sixth Form.  Specimen papers are not provided.  The school contacts the current Head Teachers of applicants to request a reference.

Please note: LEH does not support or encourage tutoring prior to the entrance examinations nor do we support or endorse any tutor. 

Applications are accepted during the year prior to the proposed year of admission to the school.  Therefore, for entry in September 2020, applications should be submitted before 10th October 2019 for entry to the Sixth Form and before 1st December 2019 for all other points of admission.

Entrance Exam Dates

Junior School

The entrance examination to join the Junior School in Years 3, 4, 5, or 6 will take place on Monday, 6th January 2020. Candidates may be invited to participate in the group activity assessment and those dates will be advised in due course.

Senior School

For entry to the Senior School in Years 7, 8, 9 or 10 the entrance exam will be held on Tuesday, 7th January 2020. Candidates may be invited for interview and those dates will be advised in due course. 

Sixth Form

For 2020 entry to the Sixth Form the entrance examination will take place in early November 2019, the date will be advised in due course.

admissions process for september 2019 entry

Please click on the tabs below for additional information on each point of entry. Since the admissions process for September 2019 is still active all dates shown relate to September 2019 entry, the dates in the process flowcharts will be updated to reflect September 2020 entry in the Summer term. 

7+ Admissions Process

Summary of 7+ Admissions Process for September 2019 entry

Opportunity to attend an open event:

Autumn Term 2018

Complete and return application form before:

1st December 2018

Entrance exam/asssessment:

Monday 7th January 2019

1st stage results letters issued:

Friday 11th January 2019

Group activity sessions:

17th and 18th January 2019

Offer letters posted to candidates:

end January 2019

Acceptance deadline:

9am Thursday 14th February 2019

Joining Information sent to parents:

May 2019

Deadline for forms to be submitted via pre-admissions parent portal:

Thursday 23rd May 2019

Visit to LEH for the morning:

Friday 21st June 2019

New Form I girls start school:

Wednesday 4th September 2019

11+ Admissions Process

Summary of 11+ Admissions Process for September 2019 entry

Opportunity to attend an open event:

Autumn Term 2018

Complete and return application form:

Before 1st December 2018

Entrance exam:

Tuesday 8th January 2019

1st stage results letters issued:

17th January 2019

Interviews:

24th, 25th & 28th January 2019

Possible music scholarship audition:

25th & 28th January 2019

Offer letters posted to candidates:

8th February 2019

Acceptance deadline:

noon Monday 4th March 2019

Joining Information sent to parents:

May 2019

Deadline for forms to be submitted via pre-admissions parent portal:

Thursday 23rd May 2019

New Thirds induction day:

Thursday 27th June 2019

New Thirds start at school:

Tuesday 3rd September 2019

Optional Thirds team-building trip:

18th - 20th October 2019 (provisional)

16+ Admissions Process

Summary of 16+ Admissions Process for September 2019 entry

Opportunity to attend Sixth Form Taster Day:

2nd July 2018

Opportunity to attend Sixth Form Open Evening:

20th September 2018

Complete and return application form:

before 10th October 2018

Entrance exam:

Friday 9th November 2018

1st stage results letters emailed:

Tuesday 20th November 2018

Interviews:

Friday 23rd November 2018

Possible music scholarship audition:

Friday 23rd November 2018

Offer letters posted to candidates:

Early December 2018

Acceptance deadline:

9am Friday 14th December 2018

Joining Information sent to parents:

May 2019

Deadline for forms to be submitted via pre-admissions parent portal:

Thursday 23rd May 2018

Lower Sixth briefing meeting:

mid-June 2019, exact date to be confirmed

New Lower Sixth start at school:

Tuesday 3rd September 2019