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Common Entrance

Common Entrance

All boys who have an unconditional offer, who are at UK Prep School, are required to sit Maths, English and Science at Common Entrance in the summer of Year 8, or they may sit our Academic Scholarship. Any candidate who is schooled overseas is required to sit Maths and English and Common Entrance. 

If you have any concerns as to how to enter, the ISEB website has full details or, if you have any particular queries, please feel free to contact the Registrar to discuss your circumstances.  The results of these exams will be used for setting purposes only, although Radley does hold the right to fail a boy in exceptional circumstances.  

If your son is at a school that prepares him for the full Common Entrance, we are very happy to receive and mark all his papers which will be used for setting purposes.

If your son is not prepared for CE, but he is strong in a modern language, it would be helpful for him to enter CE in that language in order that we can set him accordingly.

Unregistered candidates who have received a scholarship for sport, music, art or drama will also have to sit Maths and English papers and are required to gain 60% in both subjects.

Vanessa Hammond
Vanessa Hammond
Arriving in 1994, eight and a half months pregnant, means I am unlikely to forget our first weeks at Radley! Since then I’ve been thoroughly involved in Radley life, not least twelve years in G Social where my husband was Tutor. My career began in sports marketing, then to schools' fundraising and marketing, but, as a keen golfer, the view of Radley’s 8th hole is certainly the best I’ve ever had from a desk.
Harry Hammond
Harry Hammond
Senior Master
I came to Radley in 1994 to run the Chemistry Department. This was followed by twelve very happy years as G Social Tutor. When we moved out of the Social in 2010 we had a wonderful sabbatical, including a month teaching in Madagascar, before taking up our new roles: I became Head of Co-Curricular activities and my wife, Vanessa, took over as Registrar. In 2015 I became Head of External Affairs; which involves an overview of Admissions as well as a consideration of everything to do with Radley in the outside world. We have two grown up daughters – Georgina and Lucy – and lots of family in Norfolk, where both our families have lived for generations. We play a lot of golf in the holidays, enjoy beautiful walks on the Norfolk beaches with Nutmeg, the yellow Labrador, and I watch as much of Arsenal FC as I can.