Entry Level 8 Plus (8+) exam
School Name Wetherby Preparatory School
Description Boys; day school
Age range 8-13
Fees £6,450 per term
Address Bryanston Square, London, W1H 2EA
Email (general enquiries) email@example.com
Telephone (general enquiries) 020 7535 3520
Head Nick Baker
Registrar Mrs Yolanda Noval
Wetherby Prep School is a highly regarded and successful London day school that sends boys to its own senior school and other leading day and boarding schools. It is popular, has an excellent exit school track record and places are highly sought after. It sends lots of boys to St Paul’s Juniors and Westminster Under at 11+ (and Wetherby Pre-Prep sends many to these schools at 7+ and 8+ too).
It places emphasis on the individual through developing “boys’ intellectual, physical, social and moral selves, preparing them for a wide range of senior schools and providing firm foundations for successful, balanced and accomplished adult lives.”
The school has a three-class intake of 60 at 8 plus (8+) in Year 4. But Wetherby Pre-Prep boys automatically feed into the school at Year 4, so this means that there aren’t in fact 60 external places.
Applications Boys can be registered for the 8 plus exam anytime up until the end of October of the year preceding entry.
Open Days Set days are published on their website, but if you are unable to make any of those, individual visits can be arranged with the headmaster.
In the September prior to entry, registered boys are invited to attend the January 8+ Assessment Day.
Boys are asked to sit short tests in English and maths and take part in group-based activities. For example, this once included being asked to write a story entitled, ‘The busiest day of my life’.
Offers for entry into Year 4 are made a week later with the deadline for acceptances by spring half term.
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The school is building its bursary fund and does not offer bursaries as a matter of course at this time.
Occasional places occur from time to time. If you are interested in joining Wetherby outside of the normal 8+ entry, download and return the Waiting List Form, which can be found here.
Wetherby Prep sends its boys to a range of schools at 11+ and 13+ including King’s, St Paul’s City, Eton and Westminster Under. For a full list, click here.
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