Our admissions process

On this page you will find the information you need to make an application to the School. There are two tabs, depending on which year your son would be entering into Year 7. Please ensure that you select the appropriate tab, or you will be unable to progress an application successfully.

The waiting list for entry into the School in September 2024 has reached position 18.

September 2024 Entry

September 2025 Entry

1st May 2023

Entrance Test request form available

We invite you to complete an entrance test request form and return this to the School to register your son to sit our September entrance exam. If you encounter difficulty in accessing the form please contact the admissions office via admissions@qebarnet.co.uk

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6th July 2023

School Open Day

Visit the School to hear from the Headmaster and take a guided tour of our campus. Sessions will run throughout the day. Booking is now open to all following an initial priority period for those who have already registered to sit the entrance test in September 2023.

14th July 2023 (noon)

Deadline for test requests

Please ensure that we have received your completed entrance test request form by noon. We will be unable to invite your son to take the test in September if we have not received your entrance test request form by this deadline.

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20th & 21st Sep 2023

Entrance Test

Boys come to the School on one of these days to sit multiple-choice tests in Maths and English. Details of precise arrangements will be sent by email to those who have registered.

2nd Oct 2023

Book a tour

This is the provisional date for notifying parents of the results of the entrance examination. Those who have scored sufficiently highly will be invited to book a further tour to see the School during working hours. Booking details will be sent to those candidates.

Check with your home LA

Application Deadline

Applications are made using the Common Application Form, submitted to your home local authority by their published deadline.

1st Mar 2024

National Offer Day

Your home local authority will confirm whether you have been offered a place. If you have not, we will advise those who are eligible of their position on the waiting list.

1st May 2024

Entrance Test request form available

We invite you to complete an entrance test request form and return this to the School to register your son to sit our September entrance exam. If you encounter difficulty in accessing the form please contact the admissions office via admissions@qebarnet.co.uk

4th July 2024

School Open Day

Visit the School to hear from the Headmaster and take a guided tour of our campus. Sessions will run throughout the day. Booking will be open to all, following initial priority for those who have registered to sit the entrance test in September.

12th July 2024 (noon)

Deadline for test requests

Please ensure that we have received your completed entrance test request form by noon. We will be unable to invite your son to take the test in September if we have not received your entrance test request form by this deadline.

18th & 19th September 2024

Entrance Test

Boys come to the School on one of these days to sit multiple-choice tests in Maths and English. Details of precise arrangements will be sent by email to those who have registered.

1st October 2024

Book a tour

This is the provisional date for notifying parents of the results of the entrance examination. Those who have scored sufficiently highly will then be invited to book a further tour to see the School during working hours. Booking details will be sent to those candidates.

Check with your home LA

Application Deadline

Applications are made using the Common Application Form, submitted to your home local authority by their published deadline.

3rd March 2025

National Offer Day

Your home local authority will confirm whether you have been offered a place. If you have not, we will advise those who are eligible of their position on the waiting list.

Information For Parents

Key admissions information, including admissions criteria, further guidance and appeals information.

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Statement of Education

This statement set out the Governors' over-arching aims, objectives and approach to education.

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School Policies

The Governors set a number of policies to ensure high standards of education, behaviour and safeguarding.

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Sample test papers

These materials may be useful to those boys preparing to sit our entrance examination.

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Finding us

QE is wonderfully situated on an expansive site on the edge of the Green Belt in High Barnet.

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About us

Find out more about all aspects of life at QE, as well as the history of the School.

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Queen Elizabeth's: An Introduction

Queen Elizabeth's School is a selective, non-denominational and non-fee-paying School with a mission of producing young men who are confident, able and responsible. The School has a reputation for academic excellence and our expectations are high: QE boys excel at A-level and go on to places at leading universities, including Oxford and Cambridge.

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