Admissions Procedures

Parental Visits 

To really capture the essence of Sunningdale it is essential to come and visit the school and meet the Headmaster and Deputy Headmaster who will show you around. Please call the admissions department to arrange a visit, explore the grounds, meet the pupils and get a feel for school.


A parent may register their son at Sunningdale from birth. We have, on average, 22 places available each year. If all 22 places are taken for the year you require, your son will be placed on a waiting list. You will be kept informed as to the likelihood of him being offered a guaranteed place. We will also keep in touch by sending you our termly newsletter and inviting you to various school events. Please feel free to come and visit the school whenever you like.

Year before entry

During the year before he is due to join the school your son will be required to attend an ‘assessment day’. This is not a ‘selection test’, the purpose of the day is to allow us to place boys in the right form and to enable us to offer scholarships. The day will consist of a series of workshops in Music, Art and Sport, followed by short papers in Mathematics, English and Verbal Reasoning. We will also request a report from your son’s current school. In very rare circumstances we may suggest that Sunningdale is not the right school for your son. We will try and give you as much notice as possible.

Entry at 11+

Owing to the high demand for places in this age group, we have introduced an assessment for boys wishing to join the school. The boys will need to attend an assessment day in January during which they will sit Cognitive Ability Tests. A report will be requested from their previous school. Both academic and extra-curricular strengths will be taken into account when places are offered.


An acceptance form will be sent out for you to sign and we will ask for a £500 deposit. Once we receive the form and deposit your son's place will be confirmed. The deposit will be deducted from the final bill.

Download an Entry Form