Navigating the different entrance exams can be complex for parents. With so many excellent schools offering various exams it can be difficult to work out where to start.

Wycombe Abbey School

Address: Wycombe Abbey, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 1PE

County: Buckinghamshire
Admissions info, 01494 897008

School Type: Girls’ independent boarding school

Number of Pupils: 600 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7:

Open Day Date: June

Exam Date: November of Year 6

Exam Type / Board: CAT4 and School’s Own

Wycombe Abbey is a girls’ boarding school that is at the top of the league tables every year. For academic girls who are looking forward to studying in a boarding environment, this is one schools you should consider.

About The Exam:

There are two stages to the school’s admission

Stage 1: Pretest (November). Once registered, students are invited for assessments. Candidates will sit an online test on: Verbal, Non-Verbal, Spatial and Quantitative Reasoning. Following the Pretest, conditional offers will be made.

Stage 2: Assessment Day (November). Candidates will take papers in English and Maths and attend an interview.

Firm offers are made by Wycombe Abbey on the basis of performance in both tests.

Essential information:

You need to register by sending the school a form which can be requested via their website together with a fee of £250.

The school consistently appears at the top of league tables based on exam results. In 2017/18, 95.2% of all GCSE entries and 84.3% of all A-level entries achieved A*–A.

The school offers a wide range of  activities ranging from dance to bee-keeping.

As a boarding school, Wycombe Abbey has mixed-age bedrooms.


 Oxford Office: +44(0)1865 548459  

London Office: +44(0)2078 460259