2021 Admissions


The date for this year's 11+ entrance examination is Friday 29th January 2021 and due to current coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, assessments and interviews will take place online. 

Candidate interviews will be conducted via Zoom during the week commencing 25th January (individual appointment times to be advised) and the entrance exam itself will be an online cognitive abilities test (CAT) to be completed by candidates at home on Friday 29th January.

The online cognitive abilities test is timed (maximum time available 2 hours 15 minutes although most candidates will complete it more quickly) and invigilation will take place via Zoom.

The test assesses a range of developed abilities in areas known to make a difference to learning and achievement - verbal, non-verbal, quantitative and spatial reasoning - and provides an objective perspective on cognitive ability and potential academic achievement.

Zoom meeting invitations and web links / access codes for the online cognitive abilities test will be sent to registered candidates in good time.

Sixth Form admission is based on a combination of interview, present school report (for external applications) and performance at GCSE. As a guide, applicants should have received a combined total of at least 36 points in their seven best GCSEs and they should have achieved at least a grade 6 in the GCSE subjects they wish to take forward as their A Level subject choices and preferably a 7-9 grade. 

This year's Sixth Form Scholarship Scholarship examination also takes place on Friday 29th January 2021 and - like the 11+ entrance exam - will consist of an online cognitive abilities test (CAT) to be completed by candidates at home. 

Application forms can be obtained from the school office or downloaded via the link below. To apply for a place at St. Mary's College, please complete and return the application forms, together with a copy of your child's most recent school report and a non-refundable £40.00 registration fee.


St. Mary's College application pack - 2021