Examination and assessment dates

Entrance examinations for the Senior School and entrance assessments for the Junior School take place early in the Spring term.

Senior School scholarship assessments take place on the same day.

Candidates who wish to sit these examinations will need to have returned a registration form and paid the registration fee before they can be registered for the day.

  • We will be publishing our 2018 Entrance Examination/Assessment dates very soon.

About the entrance examination

Our Senior School entrance examination is designed to assess general ability whilst also ensuring that your son will gain maximum benefit from an education at Derby Grammar School.

It is not Common Entrance, but is based on the National Curriculum and so boys from both independent and state primary schools can access it.

Whilst we cannot provide actual past papers, we do offer advice on where to access practice papers to both yourself and your son’s current school. You can also download example past papers below: