The information on this page relates specifically to entry to our First Form (Year 7). For information on other entry points, please refer to our Third Form (Year 9) page or Lower Sixth (Year 12) page. If you are interested in your child applying for one of our other year groups, namely our Second Form (Year 8), Fourth Form (Year 10) or Fifth Form (Year 11), please get in touch with the Admissions Office to confirm availability of spaces in those respective year groups.

Registration Process

In order to register your child for a place in our First Form, we would ask that prospective parents complete a two-stage registration process, as listed below. Normally parents would complete the registration process by the start of their child’s Year 6. For our September 2024 entry to First Form, please ensure that you have completed both parts of the registration process before Wednesday 25th October 2023.

  • Firstly, please register your child with the School. If you are looking to join us from an external primary or preparatory school, please complete this Online Registration Form, as well as making payment of a non-refundable Registration Fee of £100.00. If your child is currently at Sutton Valence Preparatory School, please complete the SVPS to SVS Registration Form.
  • Secondly, please register with the Independent Schools Examination Board (ISEB) in order for them to sit the Common Pre-Test. Registration is due to open on Monday 7th August 2023.

ISEB Common Pre-Test

All prospective pupils looking to join our First Form are required to sit the Independent Schools Examination Board (ISEB) Common Pre-Tests during the Michaelmas Term whilst in Year 6. During this term, we will also apply to every applicant’s school for a reference or report on academic and social progress.

The tests can be taken at Sutton Valence School or at your child’s current school if it is registered as an Invigilation Centre (place where tests will be administered). To sit the tests here, your child must be registered with both Sutton Valence School and the ISEB (as per the above two-stage registration process) and Sutton Valence Senior School must be selected as the Invigilation Centre.

Please refer to the following guidance on the ISEB Pre-Test process. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Office. Information for families, including some useful resources, can also be found on the ISEB website.

What are the ISEB Common Pre-Tests?

When will my child sit the ISEB Common Pre-Tests?

Can our child take the tests abroad?

Are the tests accessible for my child who has special educational needs?

When and how do I register with ISEB?

How should my child prepare for the examination?


The School offers a range of scholarships to pupils joining our First Form. As listed below, each scholarship has its own criteria and method of assessment. Scholarships are assessed during the Michaelmas Term of Year 6. To apply for a scholarship, please complete our Scholarship Application Form.

For detailed information about our scholarship programme, including specific requirements for each of the respective disciplines, please download our Scholarship Guide. For more general answers, please refer to the following information, as well as a table outlining the application deadlines and assessment dates for 2024 First Form entry.

How do I apply?

Do I need to speak with my child’s current Headteacher?

Can my child apply for more than one scholarship?

Can my child apply for an Academic Scholarship?

Is there a fee to apply for a scholarship?

How much funding will I receive if awarded a scholarship?

How long will the scholarship last?

Scholarship Dates for First Form 2024 Entry

DisciplineApplication DeadlineAssessment Date
Academic ScholarshipN/ASaturday 9th December 2023
Art ScholarshipFriday 22nd September 2023Friday 6th October 2023
Design and Technology ScholarshipFriday 22nd September 2023Friday 6th October 2023
Drama ScholarshipFriday 22nd September 2023Saturday 7th October 2023
Music ScholarshipFriday 22nd September 2023Saturday 7th October 2023
Sport ScholarshipFriday 22nd September 2023Friday 6th October 2023

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