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From the Head Master

We welcome talented boys, whatever their background, who we believe will benefit from an Eton education and very significant levels of financial support (up to 100% of full fees) are available through our various means-tested bursaries.

We are academically selective and successful candidates will need a high level of academic ability. However, we also consider a boy’s character and attitude, because we want boys with energy and purpose who will take advantage of the vast array of opportunities on offer at Eton.  We are also looking for boys whose presence here will enhance other pupils’ experience through the contribution they make to the life of the College and to the warmth of the boarding community.
We have a two-stage assessment process in UK School Year 6 for boys wishing to come to Eton.  Stage 1 consists of each boy sitting the ISEB Common Pre-Tests and his current school sending us a full report concerning his academic ability, attitude and potential.  We use these two elements to decide which boys we want to invite to Eton for Stage 2.  Stage 2 consists of a computerised ability test, individual interview and group exercise.  We use the results, along with a boy’s school report, to make offers of Conditional or Waiting List places to successful boys.  Each element is equally weighted and selection panel members assess each boy independently before meeting to discuss each boy in detail and make decisions.