Joining Eaton House at 8+

Thinking of moving your child at 8+?

The thoughts of uprooting your child from their current school at 8 years old may seem daunting, but in the independent sector it can be a natural transition for many boys. Eaton House Schools have specific 8+ entry point for boys, who are usually ready to take that next leap forward, both academically and socially.

All the Eaton House Schools stand on two important pillars – academic quality and gold standard wellbeing. We have a heritage that stretches back to 1897, which means that generations of Eaton House boys have gone on to Eton, St Paul’s, Westminster, Tonbridge, Winchester, Dulwich, King’s College Wimbledon, and many other fine schools.

Our boys are treated as individuals and we take a considerable amount of time to learn what makes them ‘tick’ and what their talents are, so that they may be noticed, praised and developed. This is the key to our consistent academic success over many decades, and we are proud to see children of all backgrounds and abilities shine with this level of personal care. Our world-class academics are balanced by a co-curricular and extra-curricular programme that develops the boys for life. We have dedicated spaces for Science, DT, Art, Music and Drama and the boys are offered a huge range of co-curricular trips, clubs and activities, with up to 20 exciting after-school clubs usually offered each term.

Whether you choose Eaton House Belgravia, a large townhouse in Eaton Gate, or Eaton House The Manor, a wonderful Georgian building on a 1.5 acre site facing Clapham Common, you will have made a decision to give your son the best start for independent senior school examinations at 11+ or 13+.

With periods of home learning a possibility at this time, it is comforting to know that Eaton House Schools is the forefront of technology, with a Remote Learning Hub that allows pupils to receive a full education during periods of lockdown or isolation.

Eaton House Schools offers an exceptional environment in which to work, play and maximise your son’s talent.

"I was worried about changing schools at first, but it was the best move. I have made lots of new friends, the teachers are really friendly and the lessons are actually fun"
Year 4 Pupil

What Happens At The 8+ Assessment Day

  • If we are able to proceed with assessment in person, your son will participate in a variety of activities around the school, have an interview with the Headteacher, and sit assessments in English, Maths and Reasoning
  • The sessions usually last from 9.00am until 1.00pm and we aim to make the morning as relaxed and enjoyable as possible for the boys
  • Full information on the day will be sent to registrants nearer the time but, in the meantime, please make a note of the date
  • During COVID restrictions, assessments are being carried out online
  • If you have any questions about the assessment process, please do not hesitate to contact Miss Sam Feilding, Head of Admissions on 020 3917 5050 or, who will be happy to help.

8+ Entry Timetable For Entry September 2022

In October you will be able to join us for an open house event, hosted by Miss Sam Feilding, Head of Admissions, to include an introductory talk by the Headteacher about the school and 8+ entry. Please check back in September for further details. There are also a number of general information events, which are held throughout the year and can be booked on the Visit Us page.

Our Assessment mornings for 8+ take place in Mid January 2022 at The Manor (Clapham) and at Belgravia.

Registration is required before the assessment dates. REGISTER HERE

If you have any questions about 8+ entry in 2021, please contact Miss Sam Feilding, Head of Admissions on 0203 917 5050 or who will arrange for a call back.

Assessments at 8+

For both Eaton House Belgravia School and Eaton House The Manor Boys’ School and you will need to register for 2022 entry into the Year 4 class.

Register Here