How to get into St Albans School


Independent school for boys aged 11 to 18 (with a coeducational sixth form where girls can also attend aged 16-18).  

Fees (as of publication of this blog):

£6,630 per term

The school offers a sibling discount of 5% on school fees. 

Current Head (as of publication of this blog):

Jonathan Gillespie

About St. Albans School

St. Albans school is one of the oldest schools in the world. It was founded with St. Albans Abbey by Abbot Wulsin in 948 and is considered the first school in the world to accept students who do not wish to join a religious order. 

St. Albans School was originally a boys school and it is still predominantly a school for boys, but it has been accepting girls into Sixth Form since 1991. It is also a member of the Headmasters’ Conference of leading public schools. 

Is St. Albans School a good choice for you?

Since the 12th century, St. Albans school has produced notable historians, scientists, monks, and bishops. 

To know more about St. Albans school, the best place to start is to experience the school itself. You can book a place at one of their Open Mornings or a daytime tour at your convenience. 

To book a daytime tour during a regular school day, book a place on the website or by emailing the Admissions Office at There are only three Open Mornings in the Autumn term for 11+ and 13+. Booking links will be available in June. 

Open Evenings for 16+ in 2022 are already concluded but the school still hosts daytime tours. Check the website for more information.


The main entry points into the school are at 11+, 13+ and Sixth Form. Pupils who wish to enter into other years can only do so if there is an available place. Registration for 2023 entry for 11+ can be done here. Candidates (all years) must be registered by November 30th 2022 to sit the exams. 

For Sixth Form, pupils should register during the Autumn term of their GCSE year. 

Entrance exams and interviews

Exams for 11+ take place Saturday 7th January. The boys will sit three papers in English, Mathematics and Verbal Reasoning and have a short interview with some senior members of staff. Boys who do well will be asked to return for a second session on Thursday 19th or Friday 20th January. This second session comprises group activities with staff. 

13+ candidates will sit papers in English, Maths and Verbal Reasoning. The entrance exams hold Monday 23rd January. 

For 16+, once their applications are received, St. Albans School will send a request to the applicants’ school to get their academic reports. If GSCE predictions are lower than the entry requirements, the applicant will not be interviewed. You can check the full requirements here.

The best way to get the kids prepared for the exams is by downloading practice questions on the website and helping them with time management.

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