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Admissions

Mill Hill School offers co-educational day, weekly boarding and full boarding places.  The two main points of entry to the School are the 13+ for Fourth Form (Year 9) entry, 16+ for entry at the Lower Sixth, with a few occasional places via the 14+ for our Remove (Year 10) year group.

Our Fourth Form (Year 9) intake is around 180 pupils, with around a further 6-10 pupils joining in the Removes (Year 10). Historically, around an additional 50 pupils join the School in the Lower Sixth, after their GCSEs. However, this number is steadily increasing and has grown to 70 pupils for the 2023 cohort.

Fourth Form (Year 9) entry to Mill Hill School for UK Candidates

There are two routes to gain entry to Mill Hill School at the Fourth Form (Year 9).

Year 6 Deferred Entry Pathway
We would recommend that parents considering 13+ (Year 9) entry for their child should follow the Year 6 Track route. Children sit the suitability stages in Year 6 and if successful, are offered a guaranteed place at Mill Hill School for the start of their Year 9.

13+ Entry Pathway (for pupils in Year 8)
For candidates who haven’t secured a guaranteed place via the Deferred Entry Pathway (either as they were not offered a place or they didn’t sit the 13+ Deferred Entry Pathway), there is an additional opportunity via the 13+ Entry Pathway. Candidates sit the test when they are in Year 8, with the aim to secure a place for the Fourth From (Year9).

Year 6 Deferred Entry Pathway – 13+ entry in September 2027

Applications Open:  September 2024

Deadline for 13+ Applications: Wednesday 6 November 2024

Stage 1

Date:  Saturday 16 November 2024

Format of the day:

  1. Computer based adaptive test provided by ATOM Learning, comprising English, Mathematics, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Verbal Reasoning (1 hour)
  2. Creative Writing (20 minutes)
  3. References requested

Click here to complete the familiarisation questions

ATOM Learning FAQs

Successful candidates are notified an invited back to Stage 2

Stage 2

Date: Saturday 11 January 2025

Format of the Day:

  1. Group interview
  2. Co-curricular Activity
  3. Teamwork Activity

Offers emailed: Friday 14 February 2025

Deadline for Acceptances: Tuesday 4 March 2025

13+ Entry Pathway – September 2025 entry (for pupils in Year 8)

Applications open: September 2024

Deadline for Applications: Wednesday 20 November 2024

Stage 1

Date: Saturday 30 November 2024

Format of the Day:

  1. Computer based adaptive test provided by ATOM Learning, comprising English, Mathematics, Non-verbal Reasoning and Verbal Reasoning (1 hour)
  2. Creative Writing (20 minutes)

Click here to complete the familiarisation questions

ATOM Learning FAQs

Successful candidates are notified an invited back to Stage 2 and Head’s references will be requested.

Stage 2

Date: Mid/Late January 2025 (date tbc)

Format of the Day:

  1. Interview
  2. References requested

After an analysis of both the Stage 1 and 2 assessments, a Waiting List will be created and offers made as they become available.

Offers emailed: late Spring Term/Summer Term, as and when places become available.

Scholarship & Bursary Applications

Bursary Applications – Open from September 2024

Deadline for Bursary Applications – Monday 9 December 2024

13+ Scholarship timeline 2024/2025

Deadline for Academic Scholarship Applications Friday 8 November 2024
Deadline for Art, Drama, Design Technology, Music and Sport Friday 22 November 2024
Academic Scholarship Examinations (Day 1)
(To allow the splitting of the subjects over two days otherwise candidates could have 5 exams on one day)
Saturday 30 November 2024
Academic Scholarship Examinations (Day 2)
(To allow the splitting of the subjects over two days otherwise candidates could have 5 exams on one day)
Saturday 7 December 2024
Music Award Auditions Thursday 9 and Friday 10 January 2025
Design Technology Award Interviews Monday 20 January 2025 (morning)
Art Award Interviews Monday 20 January 2025 (afternoon)
Drama Award Auditions Monday 13 January 2025
Sports Award Trails (all day) Friday 17 January 2025
Results of Scholarships are emailed Friday 14 February 2025
Deadline for Acceptance Tuesday 4 March 2025

Entry for 14+ September 2025

Year 10 (Remove) places are extremely limited.  Please contact the Admissions Office to register your interest. There are no Scholarships available at this entry point.

Entry for 16+ September 2025

Sixth Form candidates are encouraged to apply in the Autumn Term of the year preceding entry and are generally required to have a minimum of two 7 and three 6 grades at GCSE, and a minimum of grade 5 in Mathematics and English, with some subject-specific requirements, as listed in our Sixth Form Curriculum Guide.  In addition to the ‘traditional’ A Level offer, in September 2023, the School introduced BTEC in Sport. This pathway was open to elite performers who are linked with our Saracens Partnership.

The candidates wishing to apply in the Spring or Summer Terms should be aware that availability is likely to be limited. We request confidential references and predicted grades from candidates’ schools, and based on this information, those who appear most academically suitable are invited to a general interview with a member of our Senior Team.  Offers are made to successful candidates, conditional upon achieving the required GCSE grades. A wide variety of Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries are available to candidates’ resident in the UK.

We encourage prospective pupils and parents to attend one of our Open Events.  Our next Open Morning will take place in Autumn 2024.  Alternatively, you may wish to attend one of our Midweek Tours and Talks. The tours will be followed by an optional tailored talk given by a senior member of staff.  Each talk will cover a different topic, such as Pupil wellbeing, Music, Drama, Sport, Academics and more.  For details of our next Open Event, click here.

Please contact Angela Hedger, Registrar (UK), for further information: 020 8906 7923, angela@millhill.org.uk

Sixth Form Applications Open – September 2024

  1. References and GCSE predicted graded requested – from 1 November 2024
  2. General Academic Interview (for successful candidates) – from November 2024
  3. Offers emailed – from December 2024

Scholarship & Bursary Applications

Bursary Applications – Open from September 2024

Deadline for Bursary Applications – Monday 9 December 2025

16+ Scholarship Applications September 2025

Please note that we are currently reviewing our 16+ Scholarship Process.  The timeline below is a guideline but may change.  Dates will be confirmed as soon as possible.

Applications Open September 2024
Application Deadline Friday 11 October 2024
Academic Scholarship Exams Saturday 16 November 2024
Art & Music Scholarship Assessments TBC
Sports Scholarship Assessment (Rugby) Thursday 7 November 2024
Sport Scholarship Assessment (All Sports) Thursday 14 November 2024
Scholarship Result Letters sent (Offers) Tuesday 10 December 2024

International Applications 2025

We welcome applications from international boarding candidates.  The available entry points are Year 9 (13+), Year 10 (14+) and Year 12 (16+ Sixth Form).

Full details of the requirements and process are set out in the Mill Hill School International Admissions Pack.

The first step is to confirm availability and suitability with our team.  Please contact the team via email: international@millhill.org.uk.  Please note, there are no fixed deadlines for applications, numbers are restricted by boarding and availability.

Documents required

Once availability/eligibility is confirmed, please provide:

  • Two latest school reports (translated into English)
  • Passport copy
  • Year 12/Sixth Form applicants may be required to provide subject specific information (eg. Art – portfolio of work)
  • We may also require a contact at your current school to obtain a pastoral reference

Register

Complete the online registration process here: www.millhill.org.uk/admissions/register-your-child/

Once the above information and registration are processed, one of our team will then make contact to arrange the entrance assessments.

Entrance Assessments

  • Online Oxford Placement Test (OPT) testing Use of English and Listening skills (for non-native speakers of English)
  • Written English assignment(s)
  • CAT 4 (Cognitive Abilities Test) – an assessment that is designed to understand what students’ academic potential might be. Tasks involve non-verbal reasoning, verbal reasoning, quantitative and spatial abilities.

(Please note, there are no sample/practice tests recommended)

Successful candidates are then put forward for interview.

Interview

Year 9 and Year 10 applicants: Interview with the Head of EAL (non-native English speakers), Deputy Head (Academic) (native English speakers)

Year 12: Interview with the Head of EAL (non-native English speakers); General Sixth Form interview with one of the Senior Leadership Team.  Please note, some A Level subjects may have additional requirements (eg. Art – a portfolio of work will be requested)

Offer

Successful applicants will be notified with an official Offer Letter.

For any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the team, we will be happy to help.