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Boys are admitted at 4+, 7+, 11+, 13+ and 16+.

Younger applicants sit age appropriate assessments and those applying to the Senior School sit entrance tests in English, Maths and Reasoning, followed by an informal interview. Background information is also sought from feeder schools. Most candidates are tested and selected in January, but selection can take place at other times by arrangement with the Admissions Officer.

A limited number of students enter at 13+, some deferring places from the 11+ stage, and external enquiries at 16+ are welcomed. In addition, selected ‘occasional entrants’ can be admitted during the school year if a place becomes available.

The management of Admissions lies with Mrs Cathy Lovett, who can be contacted by email at admissions@stcolumbascollege.org or by telephone on 01727 892012.

For a copy of the College prospectus, please apply to the email above or click here to view it online.


Mrs Cathy Lovett, Admissions Officer

Mrs Cathy Lovett is your point of contact in the Admissions Office. She has several years’ experience of working in educational establishments and holds a Certificate in Admissions Management. Having several children of her own who have been through the entrance exam procedure, Mrs Lovett has a natural empathy and understanding when it comes to guiding both parents and candidates through the process. Please contact Mrs Lovett if you would like a tour of either the Prep or Senior School, or if you have any questions regarding the admissions process.