Admissions Frequently Asked Questions

Admissions Frequently Asked Questions

We have curated a number of the most commonly asked admissions questions and provided some responses to aid your understanding of our admissions process and hope these will prove to be of use.  You may find the following of assistance:


Prep School Applications 

Please contact Emily in Admissions regarding places in the Prep School on


Application deadlines for September 2025:  11+, 13+ and 16+

If you are applying for a place for your child for September 2025, the deadline for applications is Friday 25th October 2024.


Scholarship application deadline 

The deadline for applying for a September 2025 scholarship for an 11+, 13+ or 16+ place is Friday 25th October 2024.


Bursary application deadline

If you are interested in applying for a means-tested bursary for entry in September 2025, please indicate your interest on the application form at the time of applying for a place at the School.  The closing date for registering your interest is Friday 25th October 2024. 

Bursary outcomes will be issued before offer deadlines in the Spring term


Mid-Year place

If you are interested in an immediate or Mid-Year place for your child, please contact


Giving notice

If your child is an existing pupil and you would like to give notice that your child will be leaving Ewell Castle School, please forward your email to


Schools requesting a pupil reference

If you are a School requesting a reference for a pupil, please forward your email to


Current queries from Ewell Castle School families

If you are currently within the Ewell Castle family and have a general enquiry about School life  - please check the School website, My School Portal or send an email to or


Below are answers to some of the most commonly asked admissions questions.

A completed application form (available on the website) should be emailed to the Admissions Department along with copies of the pupil’s most recent school report and either their passport or birth certificate. The registration fee can be paid via bank transfer using the following details:


Barclays Bank

Account Name: Ewell Castle School
Sort Code: 20-29-90
Account: 30357960

Please quote 'Reg fee' together with your child's name.

Reception to Year 6

For Prep School places in all year groups, please contact Emily in Admissions, 



Deadline for Applications and Scholarships Applications for 11+, 13+ and 16+ for September 2025 entry is Friday 25th October 2024.

Assessment Day: Thursday 21st November 2024.

Reserve assessment Day: Friday 29th November 2024.

For occasional places please contact

If your child is offered a place after the assessment days in November, you will have until the first Friday in March to accept the place.

Deadline for Applications and Scholarships Applications for 13+ for September 2025 entry is Friday 25th October 2024.

Assessment Day: Thursday 21st November 2024.

Reserve assessment Day: Friday 29th November 2024.

For occasional in-year places please contact

Reception to Year 6 

Your child will be invited to have a Taster Day with their current year group.


For 11+ and 13+  

Pupils are invited to attend our Entrance Assessment Morning which takes place at the end of November. Candidates will sit one-hour papers in both English and Mathematics.  Please note, we do not have sample papers.


Year 12

Candidates will have an interview with the Head of Sixth Form.  

Offered places are conditional upon the required GCSE (or equivalent) grades being achieved.



We do occasionally have mid-year places, please contact Admissions. 

For students who are overseas the assessments can be sat at their current school.

Registration Fee

£125 for all years  


Acceptance Deposit  

Reception - £500

All other year groups - £1000


Fees per term:

Refer to the Fees document on the website

Fees are reviewed annually.

From September 2024, we will be offering a School bus from SW London for Year groups 3-8.

Routes are being decided now, please contact Admissions for further details.

We offer the 15 hours Funded Early Education for children aged four and up to and including the term they turn five. The School does not offer the 30 hours Funded Childcare. Please see the Surrey County Council Website for further information.


Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, we have one class per year with a maximum of 18 children in each class. 

Year 3-6, two classes per year group with a maximum of 20 children per class. 



There are approximately 80 pupils per year group and 20 pupils per form.  Pupils are set in English, Mathematics and Science and class sizes reduce once pupils study GCSE and A-levels


Sixth Form

There are a maximum of 100 students – usually 50 students in both Year 12 and Year 13.

Scholarships are available in the following areas for Senior School pupils joining Year 7, Year 9, and Sixth Form: Academic, Dance, Design and Technology, Drama, Music and Sport. In addition, Sixth From students can apply for a Photography scholarship.

Bursaries are available for Senior School pupils only.  The bursary award is at the discretion of the Governors and will be dependent on the funds available to the School and the demand in any particular year. Applications are processed by our Finance Team who work with Bursary Administration Limited (BAL) who review the applications and documentation on behalf of the School.

School starts at 08:30am and finishes at 16:00pm. There is Early Morning Care available from 07:50am - 08:25am and After School Care until 18:00pm at the Prep. Co-Curricular activities, Clubs, Societies are available at the Senior School before, during and after School and after school at the Prep five days a week, all finishing at 17:00pm.