Pupils applying for a place at Uppingham sit pre-tests in September to December of Year 7. The pre-tests comprise a series of online assessments that are typically sat at the candidate’s school. These involve thirty minutes each of verbal and non-verbal reasoning, thirty-five minutes of maths and twenty-five minutes of English. Candidates also undertake a twenty minute interview with a member of Uppingham staff. This interview can be undertaken either at Uppingham School or remotely, via Zoom, if required. The order of the interview and online assessments is not important and there is no problem for the two to be separated by some weeks. Pupils also need to complete a thirty minute extended writing task, either at Uppingham School when attending for interview or separately, if required.
Any application is also supported by a reference from the candidate's current school.
If overseas candidates cannot arrange these tests to be sat at their schools, Uppingham is able to recommend invigilation centres.