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St. Olave’s Grammar School Selective Eligibility Test (SET) for Year 7 Entry 2021

We have taken the decision to delay the Year 7 entrance test.

We hope this will benefit candidates as they will have the opportunity to settle back into school before the SET takes place. In addition to this, we are concerned about the loss of curriculum time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which would inevitably have impacted candidate preparations and resulted increased levels of anxiety.

For this year only the SET will run on dates given below, this is to allow smaller cohorts in each session and candidates to be socially distanced to ensure the safety.

SET test - Thursday 26 November

SET test - Friday 27 November

Candidates will be invited to one of the dates given above. Dates and timings will be sent out to you during the Autumn term.  Please note that we are unable to accept requests for specific days and times for the SET due to the high volume of applications received.

Please be aware that for this year only we will be unable to provide an indication of performance prior to the deadline for the online application form via your Local Authority at the end of October. Therefore, please ensure that you carefully complete your son’s online form listing the schools you want in order of parental preference as these cannot be changed once submitted to your Local Authority. For your information, if you choose to list us and are unsuccessful in proceeding to our Stage 2 test you will not be eligible for the offer of a place at St. Olave’s Grammar School however, this will not affect any consideration for places at other schools listed as a lower preference on your form.  For further information, please refer to your Local Authority.

The Stage 2 Entrance test ( for those invited back) will take place on Tuesday 5 January.